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Trump announced plans for a major firework display at the Lincoln Memorial. ‘Like no one had ever thought of fireworks on the Mall before’- this photo from 2000. Photograph:  William Philpott Reuters

Halloween is sugary. Thanksgiving is fattening and fraught. Christmas is expensive. New Year’s Eve is annoying. Memorial Day is laced with melancholy.(...)

Hopes that the US, led by Donald Trump, pictured here with Chinese premier Xi Jinping,  would delay tariffs on Chinese goods boosted shares on Friday.  Photograph: Reuters

Optimism that central banks’ policies would support global growth and news that Washington would delay tariffs on Chinese goods boosted shares on Frid(...)

 Saffiatu Sillah, whose circumcision caused her  agonising pain during the births of her children, Mijan  and Jaria, at home in Philadelphia. Photograph: Maddie McGarvey/ The New York Times

She called it her “deepest, darkest secret”, one she had never even shared with her husband. When Saffiatu Sillah was growing up in the West African n(...)

Competitors prepare to play Mario Kart during a Saturday Night Speedway tournament at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/New York Times

The rise of esports – electronic sports – is no surprise to anyone who has followed the video game industry. They are expected to bring in more than €(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden in a still from the video announcing his candidacy for 2020. He leads Bernie Sanders, his nearest rival for the Democratic nomination, with support from 27 per cent of voters compared with 20 per cent for the Vermont senator. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Biden, the former US vice-president, officially launched his campaign for the White House on Thursday, becoming the 20th contender in a record fi(...)

European Research Group chairman Jacob Rees-Mogg was involved in “frank exchanges” on the Border issue with the US delegation, led by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

The visiting US congressional delegation had a forceful and at times heated encounter with pro-Brexit UK hardliners as the American politicians reject(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi indicated that the EU regulator is looking at ways of easing the impact of negative interest rates.

Banks gained on a lacklustre day for markets after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi signalled that regulators were seeking ways of easing (...)

AIB tumbled 2.18 per cent to €3.772, while Bank of Ireland slid 2.42 per cent to €5.24. Photograph: PA

Shares slid on Friday as Brexit and poor economic data from the United States and Europe stoked fears of a slow down. DUBLIN Leading Irish shares we(...)

The auto index was boosted by a 5 per cent jump in Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/ Reuters

European indices performed well on Tuesday with the exception of the Iseq with investors hoping for a more accommodative US policy stance at the end o(...)

The old town.

Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love. The US’s first and only world heritage city. The city founded by British Quaker William Penn in 1682. The ci(...)

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