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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.(...)

Anthony O’Reilly is attempting to have his bankruptcy case in the Bahamas recognised in US courts. File photograph: ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

A US bankruptcy judge in Pittsburgh is delaying a decision on a second attempt by retired HJ Heinz chairman and CEO Sir Anthony O’Reilly to have his b(...)

 Tony Franco, co-founder and chief executive of SafeChain, which uses blockchain technology to prevent real-estate wire fraud and digitises property deed and title transfers.

Imagine it’s closing day on your new home. Early in the morning you get an email from the estate agent saying there has been a slight change of plan, (...)

‘I miss the sight of a bluebell wood in May, but now I love the trout lilies, trilliums and bloodroots that come with the Appalachian territory’ - Maeve Rafferty is learning to appreciate Appalachia by getting down and dirty

Working Abroad Q&A: Maeve Rafferty, originally from Co Tyrone, works as an environmental educator in Pittsburgh in the US. When did you leav(...)

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(...)

Uber’s autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion (€890 million) from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group, giving the company a much(...)

Myra, the Michigan Militia Corps Wolverines commanding officer: “I’m a single mom. I joined to learn how to protect myself.”  Photograph: Stephen Starr

On a freezing, overcast Saturday afternoon, the parking lot of Aubree’s pizzeria in Howell, a small town in central Michigan, is filled with oversized(...)

Rafi Eitan, who was a member of the Mossad team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960. He was a legend in Israel because so many feats of espionage and international intrigue seemed to bear his fingerprints. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Rafi Eitan, the Israeli spymaster who commanded the Nazi-hunting team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, and many years later was unmasked as (...)

Dick Dale:  performing in 2010 in Barcelona. His 1961 hit, Let’s Go Trippin’, is considered the first surf rock instrumental. Photograph: Photo by Jordi Vidal/Redferns

The guitarist Dick Dale, the pioneer of surf rock known for his 1962 hit Misirlou, has died aged 81. He died on Saturday night, Dale’s live bassist, S(...)

The view from Liberty Hall of  traffic crossing the Liffey from Tara Street, in Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images

Morrill’s Corner in Portland is one of the Maine city’s busiest traffic junctions. Some 33,000 cars pass through it each day, and it doesn’t take much(...)

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