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Republican congressman Mick Mulvaney

Taoiseach Enda Kenny attended a St Patrick’s Day party hosted by Mick Mulvaney, a member of the far-right Tea(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry stands beside a barricade at the Shrine of the Fallen in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

As the crisis in Ukraine escalated over the weekend, a senior United States government official said in a briefing call on Sunday that the Whit(...)

Pedestrians cross Seventh Avenue as snow falls in New York on Thursday, February 13th. A state of emergency has been declared in the state.  Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Heavy snow blanketed the north-eastern United States, disrupting travel for hundreds of thousands of people, shutting down the government and m(...)

 Police  work to assist motorists as they attempt to drive up a hill covered in snow in Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday. Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

A deadly winter storm gripped the southeastern US yesterday, crippling travel, grounding flights, knocking out power to 363,000 customers and (...)

Speaker of the House John Boehner  (Rep) conceded that it was unlikely he could pass new legislation on immigration. Photograph: Getty Images

The growing political momentum towards an overhaul of America’s immigration laws has stalled again as the Republican Speaker of the House conceded tha(...)

The Korean War Veterans’ Memorial in Washington DC was reopened to the public yesterday as the White House moved quickly to get the government running after a 16-day shutdown. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

There was a bizarre moment late on Wednesday night as the House of Representatives voted on a Senate deal to end the 16-day United States government s(...)

Federal workers calling  for an end to the US government shutdown in Washington yesterday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Washington faces a tumultuous week as Democrats and Republicans struggle to agree a deal to raise the US’s borrowing limit to avoid a catastrophic def(...)

US law enforcement authorities have shut down Silk Road, an anonymous internet marketplace for illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

US law enforcement authorities have shut down Silk Road, an anonymous internet marketplace for illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine, and criminal (...)

Cho Hyun-Shick, president of Hankook Tire,  during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday.  Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Hankook Tire is poised to build its first US plant in a move to bolster its presence in the world’s second largest car market, as the South Korean tyr(...)

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) field director Charles White  speaks at a podium outside the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC, today. The court ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which aimed at protecting minority voters, is unconstitutional. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

In a major blow to civil rights activists, the US Supreme Court today struck down an important part of a 48-year-old federal law designed to protect m(...)

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