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 Singer Miley Cyrus calls for action on gun control during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on Saturday.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of the US capital to call for tighter gun laws in one of the biggest mass protests se(...)

Robert Mueller is the special counsel appointed last summer to lead the inquiry into Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump resumed his assault on special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday, tweeting his support for an article written by a Harvard(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the closing session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

China’s emboldened president Xi Jinping laid out a hardline nationalist agenda as he closed the country’s annual parliament on Tuesday, saying China w(...)

Re-elected Chinese president Xi Jinping: Fighting corruption  has been a key aspect of his first five years in office, with  dozens of senior cadres arrested. Photograph: Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP

China’s annual parliament has appointed Xi Jinping to a second term as leader and Li Keqiang as premier, while naming a senior official to head a new (...)

US president Donald Trump, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  and others walk down the House of Representative steps after the Friends of Ireland luncheon on Capitol Hill.   Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been strongly criticised by the Opposition for his comments on US president Donald Trump’s Doonbeg resort. Some Fine Gael (...)

British ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a Belfast  Agreement 20th anniversary event at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It snowed in Washington the night before Leo arrived. Unfortunately it wasn’t Situation Room weather. The snow didn’t stick. Which is a pity, because (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar takes questions from the floor after giving a foreign policy speech at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC on day three of his visit to the US.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has sought to assure unionists that Ireland has “no hidden agenda” as he called on them to get behind efforts to break the poli(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC on Tuesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will call for a US ambassador to Ireland to be appointed when he meets US president Donald Trump in the White House on Thursday(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is given a tour of the Dallas County Administration Building in Dealey Plaza, downtown Dallas on Monday, a floor above primary crime scene for the 1963 JFK shooting. Photograph: PA

A legal solution for the thousands of undocumented Irish people living in the United States is unlikely to be reached this week, according to official(...)

US president Donald Trump. “He is determined to be our most shameless president, running a White House awash in salacious stories and louche characters.” Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images

Why not just go with Dirk Diggler? I mean, if you’re going to pick a fake name to pay off a porn star you’ve dallied with, why choose something bland (...)

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