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US president Donald Trump is expected to be acquitted. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

A final vote on whether to remove Donald Trump from office has been scheduled for Wednesday, after the US senate voted to block witnesses from testify(...)

Republican senator Lamar Alexander says he will oppose calling more witnesses. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA.

The impeachment trial of Donald Trump looked set to end without hearing witness testimony after a crucial Republican senator said he opposed a motion (...)

A protester stands outside during the impeachment trial of US president Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

US Senate Democrats mounted a last-ditch effort to persuade moderate Republican senators to back calling new witnesses, including John Bolton, in Dona(...)

US president Donald Trump with ghis then newly-appointed national security adviser John Bolton in April, 2018. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump’s lawyers were set to wrap up their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday, as senators debate whether to call witn(...)

Way forward: Thoughts can became actions that change the world, in ways that appear small but are in fact unmeasurable. Photograph: Kieran Doherty

Grace is “a thought that changed the world”. So sang U2 in Grace, a track on their 2000 album All That You Can’t Leave Behind. It is an audacious clai(...)

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell: president’s legal team is  set to start its allocated 24 hours of speaking time on Saturday morning.  Photograph:  Drew Angerer/Getty

Counsel representing Donald Trump will begin setting out their opening arguments on Saturday in the impeachment trial of the president, as Democrats m(...)

US president Donald Trump has the right to give evidence but this is unlikely. Photograph: Getty

US president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial begins on Tuesday in the Senate. Here’s what to watch for in the coming days and weeks. Will witnesses (...)

 Republican lawmakers stormed into the room used by the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Donal Trump. Photograph: Jim  Lo Scalzo

As always with Donald Trump, an insight into what is preoccupying the US president can be gleaned from his tweets. On his way to a rally in Pittsbur(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina in Dublin during the 2018 presidential election. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Ireland’s next presidential election in 2025 could be a very different animal to previous campaigns, with candidates needing to reach voters not just (...)

Mayor Neal Dow the ‘Napoleon of Temperance’.

On the evening of June 2nd, 1855 the recently re-elected Mayor of Portland, Neal Dow, found himself besieged in City Hall by a crowd of more than 3,00(...)

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