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Cindy McCain, wife of late US senator John McCain, leans over his casket as his body lies in state inside the US Capitol rotunda in Washington on Friday. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

John McCain was an emblem of America’s “fighting spirit, noble idealism and solemn patriotism”, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday (...)

Former vice-president Joe Biden speaks at a memorial service for Senator John McCain in Phoenix, Arizona: “I’m a Democrat and I love John McCain.” Photograph: Brian Snyder

John McCain was a “giant among all of us”, former vice-president John Biden said on Thursday as he paid tribute to his friend and long-time colleague (...)

US president Donald Trump painted a stark picture of what losing the majority would mean for the conservative agenda Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump has warned evangelical leaders that Democrats “will overturn everything that we’ve done and they’ll do it quickly and violen(...)

Former Maricopa county sheriff and current Arizona Republican Senate candidate Joe Arpaio on the campaign trail  at the Tucson Expo Gun Show. Photograph: Caitlin O’Hara/New York Times

Donald Trump finally succumbed to pressure and ordered flags to be flown at half-mast in honour of John McCain on Monday. While the U-turn was ostensi(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney addresses the media during a press conference in Germany. Photograph: AP

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said the European Union can be “imaginative” in Brexit talks – but only if London develops further EU departure proposals i(...)

Sheila Nunan, general secretary of the INTO, is to step down next year.

The general secretary of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation has announced that she will retire next summer. Sheila Nunan has led the country’s(...)

epA man mocks Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega during an anti-government protest in Managua on August 11th. Photograph: Esteban Biba/EPA

Juan José is digging a latrine on the small, 8m by 25m plot the government of Daniel Ortega has given him to build a house. It is prime real estate, a(...)

US president Donald Trump on the South Lawn of the White House on Sunday with first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron. Photograph: Pete Marovich/EPA

US president Donald Trump is lashing out at special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation with increased vigour, labelling Mr Mueller’s lawyer(...)

US president Donald Trump: a win for him in 2020 would signal that the US has permanently altered its character. Photograph: Oliver Contreras via Bloomberg

Any other president would be singing from the rooftops about rising US growth. In less than three months, Donald Trump’s Republicans could lose contro(...)

Activists in favour of decriminalising abortion hold handkerchiefs with the Spanish message “For a legal, safe and free abortion,” and wear costumes from the Handmaid’s Tale as they march through Remembrance Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Argentina’s Senate has rejected a bill to legalise elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The issue has divided the homeland of Pope F(...)

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