Joel Hanisek and Roja Fazaeli: for six years we travelled back and forth between the US and Ireland before settling in Dublin

It has been 12 years since Joel and I met in Galway. I recall the first time I was set to fly over to his native US. It was a few months after we met(...)

A protest at the arrivals hall of San Francisco’s SFO International Airport after people arriving from Muslim-majority countries were held at the border control as a result of the new executive order. Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

US Democrats have vowed to overturn president Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration with legislation, as opposition and protests grew over hi(...)

US president Donald Trump signs an executive order to impose tighter vetting of travellers entering the United States on Friday in Washington. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump fought back on Sunday amid growing international criticism, outrage from civil rights activists and legal challenges over h(...)

US president Donald Trump flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Defense Secretary James Mattis, right, speaking  during an event at the Pentagon in Washington on  Friday. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump’s executive order closing US borders to refugees from seven countries has been put into effect. Refugees who were in the a(...)

Microsoft: the company is  thought to be the first US company to challenge a domestic search warrant seeking data held outside the country. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

A US federal appeals court has refused to reconsider its landmark decision forbidding the US government from forcing Microsoft and other companies to (...)

Irish actress Ruth Negga: "I don't think I was prepared for how much I have to talk about myself. I find that intensely boring."

Ruth Negga accommodates a rare combination of strength and frailty. She professes to nervousness when speaking in public. She talks sincerely of a ne(...)

Senator Jeff Sessions: has come under criticism for his hardline anti-immigration stance, but has vehemently denied being racist.  Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Senator Jeff Sessions sought to distance himself from Donald Trump’s election rhetoric by promising to recuse himself from any prosecution of Hillary (...)

Opponents of North Carolina’s HB2 law protest at the state’s House of Representatives chamber in North Carolina on Tuesday. Photograph: Jonathan Drake/Reuters

North Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature on Wednesday rejected a bid to repeal a state law restricting bathroom access for transgender peop(...)

An undated photograph of Chelsea Manning who is serving a 35-year-sentence for releasing US government archives to WikiLeaks. Photograph: US army via The New York Times

US army soldier Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, attempted suicide last month for the sec(...)

A protester walks in front of officers in riot gear with a sign reading “All Lives Matter We Are 1” in Charlotte. Photograph: Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP

Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina, woke up to a state of emergency and the National Guard and State Highway Patrol deployed to their city on Thu(...)

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