Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen Kamala Harris and US Vice President Mike Pence participate in the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah on Wednesday night. Photo: Morry Gash Pool/Getty

Kamala Harris accused the Trump-Pence White House of presiding over the “greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our cou(...)

Donald Trump with a map of a previously projected path of Hurricane Dorian. He used a marker pen to erroneously claim the hurricane would strike southeastern Alabama. File photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Founded in 1969 by scientists and students at MIT, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCI) has been particularly busy of late. Since US president Dona(...)

 The J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, which houses the headquarters of the FBI. Photograph: The New York Times

A Singaporean man has pleaded guilty to acting as a spy for Chinese intelligence in the US, according to a statement posted Friday on the US Departmen(...)

Eamon Melaugh: I always said that “when our blood flows, Stormont goes” and that’s exactly what happened. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

It was a remarkable period of time even in the remarkable history of the period. I operated Radio Free Derry during those days. It was a pretty prim(...)

 Conrad Black, the 74-year-old Canadian-born British citizen pictured in 2018.  Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Former media mogul Conrad Black said the American justice system is “frequently and largely evil” after being granted a pardon from US president Donal(...)

It may sound counter-intuitive, but banks probably would not want this money. File photograph: Toby Melville/PA

In the old days when somebody had a large financial windfall, it was often speculated that person could “live off the interest”. An interest rate of (...)

Donald Trump has fired the last remaining adult in the White House and is promising a prolonged battle with Congress unless he gets funding for his Mexican Wall

The US stock market is having its worst December since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Donald Trump has fired the last remaining adult in the White(...)

US president Donald Trump:  the US midtterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

During the long and increasingly grim political summer of 2016, amidst the first presidential campaign for which I was back in the US after eight year(...)

For as long as people have fallen ill, there have been others only too keen to exploit them. History is littered with charismatic hucksters and misgu(...)

As Amazon currently scouts the United States in search of a location for its new HQ2 city mayors from several major cities have been using their best chat-up lines to woo the retail giant. Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images

I always found it hard to watch British comedy series The Office. Its intense reliance on cringe comedic value made me feel the same way others do abo(...)

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