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President Barack Obama waves to the crowed at the end of his speech to Israeli students at the International Convention Center today. Photograph:  Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

MARK WEISS in Jerusalem US President Barack Obama has made an impassioned plea to the Israel i public to pressure their leaders to make p(...)

An unidentified prisoner reads a newspaper in a communal cellblock at Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at Guantanamo Bay

More prisoners at Guantánamo Bay have joined a growing hunger strike that their lawyers say reflects hopelessness about their prospects of ever(...)

Opponents of a bill to legalise gay marriage in Minnesota gathered in the State Capitol, Rotunda, to voice their opposition. Photograph: AP/Jim Mone

As the US Supreme Court prepares to decide whether the federal government may deny benefits to same-sex married couples that it allows their he(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden and his wife Jill are greeted by Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Basilica after his inauguration at the Vatican yesterday. Mr Biden confirmed today that he will visit Ireland laster this year. Photograph: Reuters

US vice-president Joe Biden has confirmed he will visit Ireland later this year. He made the announcement during a meeting with the Taoiseach E(...)

Tom Watson speaks during the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain's News Conference held at the Empire State Building . Photograph: Michael Cohen/Getty Images

United States Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson has reduced his number of wild card picks for next year’s contest at Gleneagles from four to three.(...)

US president Barack Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu  view an Iron Dome missile defence battery at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv today. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

US president Barack Obama said at the start of his first official visit to Israel today that the US commitment to the security of the Jewish st(...)

Delta is among the airline customers of travel software company Datalex, which has reported a pre-tax profit of $1.1 million for the year ended December 31st, 2012. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Revenues at Dublin listed travel software firm Datalex increased by 15 per cent last year to $32.4 million. The company, which counts Del(...)

US president Barack Obama receives a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny during last night’s St Patrick's Day reception at the White House. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Reuters

US president Barack Obama said that the achievement of the many Irish in America was another reason why his administration needed “to build an (...)

Selahattin Demirtas (front centre), co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party during a rally in Istanbul. A picture of imprisoned PKK leader Ocalan  hangs in the background. Photograph:  MuradSezer/Reuters

Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan is expected tomorrow to make what he has billed an “historic” appeal, raising expectations of a cea(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with US president Barack Obama   in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

A bark by Bo, the presidential hound, in the grounds of the White House sounded shortly before the start of the fifth shamrock summit of Barack(...)

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