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US president Donald J Trump shakes hands with Neil Gorsuch (left),  after announcing Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

In a 2005 essay titled Liberals ’N’ Lawsuits, Neil Gorsuch, then a corporate lawyer in Washington, DC, argued that “American liberals” had come to rel(...)

 US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’ Malley and his wife, Dena, with President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, in Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday. Photograph:  Maxwell

Speaking to a gathering of Irish-Americans in Dublin on Tuesday in one of his final engagements, US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley spoke warmly (...)

Fast-food restaurant tycoon Andrew Puzder, after a meeting, outside the clubhouse at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, New Jersey in November. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Donald Trump’s nomination of a climate change sceptic to run the Environmental Protection Agency and a fast-food restaurant tycoon opposed to higher m(...)

Former US Navy Chief Petty Officer Don Higgins, a Pearl Harbour survivor, attends the Freedom Bell Opening Ceremony and Bell Ringing at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Photograph: EPA

It has been 75 years, but US Navy veteran James Leavelle can still recall watching with horror as Japanese warplanes rained bombs down on his fellow s(...)

President-elect Donald Trump following his meeting with Mitt Romney at the weekend. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

President-elect Donald Trump, working to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on January 20th, was scheduled to hold talks in New (...)

Author Annie Proulx and Iron Mountain Literature Festival director Vincent Woods  on the way to a holy well in Co Leitrim.  Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Annie Proulx doesn’t do small talk. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Brokeback Mountain and The Shipping News was in Leitrim at the weekend and s(...)

Police chief Kerr Putney addresses a press conference with mayor Jennifer Roberts in Charlotte, North Carolina, after three nights of unrest following the shooting dead of Keith Scott, a 43-year-old father of seven. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFT/Getty Images

The family of a black man shot dead by police in Charlotte, North Carolina, this week have called for officials to publicly release video of the incid(...)

Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby, who fired the fatal shot that killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher, has been charged with first-degree manslaughter. Photograph: AP

A white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street has been charged with first-degree manslaughter, prosecutors in Tulsa, O(...)

A protester walks in front of officers in riot gear with a sign reading “All Lives Matter We Are 1” in Charlotte. Photograph: Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP

Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina, woke up to a state of emergency and the National Guard and State Highway Patrol deployed to their city on Thu(...)

Police officers face off with protesters following the death of a man shot by a police officer  in Charlotte. Photograph: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

The fatal police shootings of two more African-American men in separate incidents in Oklahoma and North Carolina within five days have sparked outrage(...)

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