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Democratic presidential hopefuls former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg (L), Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren (C) and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders (R). Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty

Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg came under sustained attack from his 2020 rivals as he took part in his first Democratic debate of the (...)

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders greets people during a stop at a campaign field office in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Sunday. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

On Monday, Iowa Democrats will cast their vote for the party’s presidential nominee – the first contest in the 2020 primary season. Iowa’s pole posit(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden during a bus tour campaign stop in Manchester, Iowa. Photograph: Brittainy Newman/The New York Times

As Washington braces itself for the impeachment trial of president Donald Trump, another kind of drama is set to dominate US political life in the com(...)

Oil pump in North Dakota

Global oil prices have dropped almost 50 per cent below their 2014 high. But here in North Dakota, oil is still the only game in town. Named after He(...)

Rachel Waite, originally from Wisconsin, USA, with her dog Rooney. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

When Rachel Waite was 10 years’ old, an Irish family moved into her local area. She briefly met the McCarthy boys while in primary school but it wasn’(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday. US stocks edged higher and the dollar fell as hopes rose for an imminent interest rate cut. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Markets ended the week on a cautious note, with European shares a mixed bag and the FTSE notching up its seventh day in the red. Disappointing data f(...)

Superdry saw shares decline after its new management team pledged to return to profitable growth, as it posted a significant loss. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

European shares closed lower for a fourth straight session on Wednesday as concerns about trade tensions and a weak global economy highlighted by US F(...)

Amy Palmiero-Winters washes her foot after finishing day three. Photograph: Ryan Christopher Jones/The New York Times

It was the last difficult stage of one of the world’s most punishing races. The runners, by now walking, began a steep climb up a 25 per cent grade, w(...)

“I often wonder if I am living in two countries: that of young energy and ambition and that of indifference and defeated hope.”  A reveller throws coloured flour   amid Ash Monday celebrations, a traditional festivity,  in the  town of Galaxidi, Greece, on March 11th, 2019. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty

With seven Bafta awards and one Oscar to its credit, the Irish-Greek film The Favourite has kept director Yorgos Lanthimos in the spotlight as one of (...)

The Chicago  skyline as seen from the North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan, as  the polar vortex has descended on much of the central and eastern United States. Photograph: Pinar Istek/Reuters

The cold front bringing its icy grip to parts of the US and Canada is a result of a weather condition called a polar vortex. It might seem counter-in(...)

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