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President Joe Biden signs documents  in the President’s Room at the US Capitol after the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool Photo via AP

As Joe Biden enters the White House as president, a new era has begun in the United States. After four years of turmoil, controversy and national divi(...)

It is the fourth time Ireland has held one of the 10 rotating seats on the influential UN Security Council.

Ireland will be aim to be “a catalyst for more consensus building” as the State takes a seat on the UN Security Council, Minister for Foreign Affairs (...)

 US president Donald Trump speaks at a rally to support Republican Senate candidates at Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail this weekend, making unsubstantiated claims that he won the presidential election at a rally (...)

Ethiopian migrants who fled intense fighting in their homeland of Tigray cooka meal in the border reception centre of Hamdiyet, Sudan, on Saturday. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Some African and European nations pressed Ethiopia behind the scenes on Monday to allow mediation of a war in a northern region that has spilled in(...)

Syrian children in the south of Idlib prvoince at a camp for the displaced near the border with Turkey last year.  Ireland allocated more than  than €25m  to the Syria crisis in 2019. File photograph: Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty Images

State spending on overseas development aid rose by nearly 10 per cent in 2019 with the Government set to increase spending by an additional €21 mil(...)

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year for formalising peace with Eritrea. Photograph: Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images

Heavy fighting has broken out in the northern region of Tigray after Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s prime minister, announced he was sending troops to the res(...)

US president Donald Trump: claims Joe Biden will increase the number of refugees by 700 per cent if he is elected. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

US president Donald Trump hit out at Somali-American congresswoman Ilhan Omar at a campaign rally in Michigan on Tuesday, claiming the first-term memb(...)

“In 2018 alone, 5.3 million children died before their fifth birthdays. Behind each statistic there is a mother struggling to feed her child and not succeeding.” Photograph: Getty Images

Persisting hunger across the planet is an “immense mountain” that must overcome if the UN sustainable development goal of “zero hunger” is to be reali(...)

US president Donald Trump: Denied knowledge of Proud Boys group and claimed he ‘won big’ at Tuesday’s presidential debate with Democratic rival Joe Biden. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump insisted that he won Tuesday night’s presidential debate “big” as the White House struggled to contain the fallout from his (...)

A sign with a portrait of Anders Tegnell, the face of the country’s response to the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, is hanged at an entrance to a restaurant to instruct people to wash their hands in Sodermalm, Stockholm. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

At the start of this year, Anders Tegnell was just a low-profile bureaucrat in a country of 10 million people, heading a department that collects and (...)

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