US actor Robert De Niro. Photograph: Nina Prommer/EPA

New York police have recovered a suspicious package addressed to actor Robert De Niro which may contain a device similar to others sent to leading Dem(...)

Donald Trump and his inner circle ‘have received a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, a report dated June 2016 alleges. Photograph: Reuters

US president-elect Donald Trump has accused intelligence agencies of allowing “fake news” about an alleged controversial dossier, which references a (...)

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 (...)

 Barack Obama: what he discovered – and what his successor will learn – is that every presidency lasts for only a brief moment in time. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Barack Obama claimed the presidency eight years ago in Chicago’s Grant Park, declaring “a new dawn” in US history and promising the enthusiastic crowd(...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren: ‘No more secret deals. No more special deals for multinational corporations.’ Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Powers that would allows US president Barack Obama to agree trade deals with Asian countries and the European Union, as well as the deals themselve(...)

Children from 21 countries wear Halloween costumes as they recite the Pledge of Allegiance after becoming American citizens during a naturaliSation ceremony in Baltimore, Maryland on October 31st. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Republicans are preparing a response to Barack Obama’s plans to change the immigration system. The aim to block the president’s go-solo actions, whic(...)

For Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys, it is a busy time of commemoration.On a visit to Louisiana, the Minister honoured(...)

A baby sleeps in front of a sign indicating the closure of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park on the first day of a government shutdown in Washington yesterday.

The first US government shutdown in 17 years had been coming for some time, since 2010 in fact when the Democrats lost control of the House of Represe(...)

Senator David Norris: ‘The poster is a lie and there is no doubt about that.’

A demand by David Norris (Ind) that Fine Gael withdraw its Seanad referendum poster was supported by Government Senators. Mr Norris said the poster, s(...)