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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(...)

Donald Trump: highlighted his nomination of conservative judges since his election. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has weighed in on the abortion debate, arguing that he will deliver a strongly anti-abortion agenda if re-elected in 2020. (...)

 Lawmakers in Missouri’s Senate advanced a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Photograph: Nick Schnelle/New York Times

Missouri’s Republican-led House has passed legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. I(...)

Pro-choice activists hold signs alongside anti-abortion activists mark the anniversary of the 1973 supreme court case Roe v Wade outside the US supreme court in Washington, DC. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Alabama has become the latest US state to limit abortion access, voting to outlaw abortion in almost all cases. The legislation, which was backed by (...)

Women protesting against Georgia’s anti-abortion “heartbeat” Bill in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage

Ireland may have made history last year by legalising abortion, but in the United States the debate is far from over. More than 45 years after the Ro(...)

Rob Heffernan celebrates winning gold at the IAAF World Athletics Championshops in Moscow on August 14th, 2013. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Inpho

He may be used to getting around Leeside and the world on foot but when five times Olympian walker, Rob Heffernan steps out as Grand Marshall for Cork(...)

Friends of the Irish Environment director Tony Lowes (front) and colleagues pictured on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A High Court judge has ordered the developers of a €500 million liquefied natural gas processing terminal in the Shannon estuary not to begin construc(...)

The Chicago city skyline is seen from the North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan on Tuesday. Photograph: Pinar Istek/Reuters

A large swath of the United States was gripped by brutal cold and wind chills on Wednesday as record-low temperatures caused by a blast of Arctic air(...)

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(...)

 Eight border wall prototypes on display in California, US. File photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Competition is heating up in the race for the “mother of all” construction projects, as the shortlist of construction firms competing for the US gover(...)

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