Democratic candidate for Senate Jaime Harrison addresses supporters during a drive-in rally held at The Bend in North Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images

The mist is rising over Lake Murray, a huge reservoir in the centre of South Carolina, on this grey mid-October morning. The lake is a popular amenity(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: ‘We would not have had peace in Ireland if it hadn’t been for the United States in terms of interventions, support, encouragement and ongoing involvement.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Ireland will not become “collateral damage” on Brexit, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warned as he kicked-off a series of engagements (...)

Liverpool’s manager Jürgen Klopp. Photograph: PAUL ELLIS/AFP

When Liverpool football club’s owner Fenway Sports Group identified Jürgen Klopp as the team’s potential manager, it compiled a 60-page report on him.(...)

  Esmail Qaani (second left),  the new leader of the Revolutionary Guard’s  Quds Force.  Photograph: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The same hawks in western capitals who welcomed the US’s assassination this month of Qassem Suleimani will also have felt vindicated by the elevation (...)

Helen McEntee is in Washington DC to meet senior political and business leaders. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The Minister of State for Europe, Helen McEntee, has urged the United States to refrain from imposing new tariffs on Irish and European goods, as she (...)

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and US president Ronald Reagan in 1987. Photograph: Jose R Lopez/The New York Times

When he was running in 2016, Donald Trump told me that he reminded himself of another presidential candidate – someone, Trump said, who was also treme(...)

Twitter: has said politicians like Trump deserve a different standard because what they tweet is newsworthy. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Working for a social media company these days may seem like an exercise in endurance. Once considered a way of connecting the world, it has morphed in(...)

  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg needs to stop disguising a defence of revenue streams as a defence of democracy rather than the serious threat to it that Facebook is. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

For the man-child who runs Facebook, it’s been another few weeks of starring in his own special theatre of the absurd. Under questioning in a variety (...)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Georgetown University this week. Photograph: AP/Nick Wass

What’s on your mind? Facebook asks its users this every time they check in. Dearest revenue-generating-unit, what gives? Any content for us today? Let(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg delivered a  35-minute speech at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall in Washington DC in defence of his company.  Photograph: Getty

Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday gave a full-throated defence of Facebook as a champion of free expression, aiming to put the social network above politics(...)

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