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Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell blocked an attempt by Democrats to force quick action on increasing direct stimulus payments to $2,000 despite President Donald Trump’s demands for the change. Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg

Donald Trump challenged Senate Republicans to approve an increase in stimulus cheques to $2,000 per person, defying his own party leaders in Congress (...)

Joe Biden appears certain to win the popular vote by at least three percentage points and take the college.

Quaint and eccentric it may be, but the US electoral college is in truth a stain on America’s democratic credentials. And, wthout it, we would all be (...)

A protest against a ballot initiative that would allow Uber and Lyft to continue classifying drivers as independent contractors. The proposition was carried, curtailing the ability of drivers to claim employee rights. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

In referendums across the US voters at state level directly engaged with a range of hot-button issues from abortion to tax policy which saw huge spend(...)

Yeni Salazar leads a Zumba class in Queen’s Elmhurst Memorial Park in New York on Monday. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP

In May, Madrid sought to break free from the nightmare of Covid-19. Death rates and infections had fallen since the days when the Spanish capital’s in(...)

George Berkeley. Aside from supporting slavery, ‘in his later political work, he is pretty grim on the Irish peasantry too’, says TCD researcher Clare Moriarty. Image: Hulton Archive

As statues topple amid anti-racism protests, universities are looking at some of the hallowed names associated with their institutions with some nervo(...)

Protesters wave flags outside of the Ohio State House in Columbus, Ohio. Photograph: Megan Jelinger/AFP via Getty

Governors in US states hardest hit by the coronavirus sparred with president Donald Trump over his claims they have enough tests and should quickly re(...)

Supermarkets emptied of eggs, Britons are seeking hens for their back gardens – such a bonanza for the UK’s urban foxes. Illustration: Michael Viney

The song thrush joins me half an hour before dawn, perching on the bare, topmost branch of the hawthorn outside my workroom window. He sings steadily(...)

Áine Greaney emigrated alone from Ireland to America aged 24.

Áine Greaney emigrated alone from Ireland to America aged 24. In her new book, Green Card and Other Essays, the author has written about her 30-year j(...)

US aviation unions accuse Norwegian Air of using its Irish subsidiary as a flag of convenience to hire pilots and crews cheaply from agencies.

US legislators want to ban so-called “flag of convenience” airlines in a move one says was prompted by Irish-registered Norwegian Air International’s (...)

Norweigan Air said that due to the  continued grounding of  the 737 Max, flights to and from Cork and Shannon would be re-routed to Dublin for the rest of the summer. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/ Bloomberg

Shannon Airport believes passenger numbers will fall this year after Norwegian Air said it would continue re-routing transatlantic flights scheduled f(...)

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