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US president Donald Trump. The sudden stop of the US economy has several economists predicting gross domestic product will shrink in the second quarter by the most in quarterly records dating back to 1947.  Photograph: Bloomberg

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits surged to a record 3.28 million last week as businesses shuttered and laid off workers as par(...)

Democratic presidential hopeful former vice president Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mandel Ngan /AFP/ Getty Images

Joe Biden scored decisive primary victories in Michigan and three other states on Tuesday, taking a big step toward the Democratic Party’s presidentia(...)

US president Donald Trump: a frightened boy. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

The cruel insults to Joe Biden’s mental acuity are flying fast and ferocious on Fox News. How can we trust the nuclear codes to someone so incoherent,(...)

Democrats Abroad have been voting in the US Democratic presidential primary in Dublin. Pictured voting for the first time is Katie Clerkin, with her mum Claire Clerkin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US Democrats in Ireland cast ballots in Dublin yesterday in the party’s nominating process to pick a candidate to challenge Donald Trump in November’s(...)

People view damage along Woodland Street after a tornado touched down in Nashville, Tennessee, US. Photograph: Harrison McClary/Reuters

At least 22 people were killed on Tuesday when a series of powerful tornadoes ripped through Nashville and other parts of Tennessee, flattening buildi(...)

Carton House in Maynooth, Co Kildare

French hospitality giant Accor has signed a deal to manage the four-star Carton House in Co Kildare in a move that will see the historic property refu(...)

Kimberly Reyes, a Fulbright scholar from New York, who is studying at UCC. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

When Kimberly Reyes announced last year she had decided to study in Ireland many of her friends were shocked. “This is odd to me because as a poet, wh(...)

Flutter Entertainment, which owns Paddy Power,  is scheduled to announce its financial results for 2019 on February 27th. Photograph: Michael Stephens/PA Wire

US gambling group Boyd Gaming says a deal with Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment is helping to lure new customers to its casinos. The news come(...)

Democratic presidential candidate and former vice-president Joe Biden during a campaign event in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Joe Biden, the former US vice-president who is struggling out of the blocks in the Democratic presidential race, had just taken some friendly question(...)

Dermot Smurfit suggested that 2020 would be “yet another very exciting year”. Photograph: iStock

GAN, the online gaming software company formerly known as Game Account Network, expects trading for 2019 to be ahead of market expectations with earni(...)

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