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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump great guests on the south lawn of the White House Sunday. Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

With just eight days to go until election day, President Trump has embarked on a relentless campaign schedule as he tries to close the polling gap wit(...)

Amy Coney Barrett. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA/Bloomberg

Amy Coney Barrett moved one step closer to joining the US supreme court on Thursday when the Senate judiciary committee approved her nomination. Her a(...)

US president Donald Trump and Judge Amy Coney Barrett at the White House last month. If confirmed, Ms Barrett will be the third supreme court justice nominated by Mr Trump. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The Senate judiciary committee will vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the supreme court next Thursday, paving the way for her almost certain a(...)

Supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett  during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill,  October 13th. Photograph:  Susan Walsh/POOL/AFP

US supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett came under intense questioning from senators on Tuesday as she said that her personal choices had no bearin(...)

European Council president Charles Michel addresses  a plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Members of the European Parliament have threatened to veto a €750 billion recovery package aimed at counteracting the economic damage of the coronavir(...)

The EU’S Court of Justice said that the general and indiscriminate retention of data can only be allowed when governments face a “serious threat to national security”.

The European Union’s top court ruled on Tuesday that unrestrained mass surveillance of phone and internet data is unlawful, in a move which could curb(...)

Opposition politicians called for Séamus Woulfe to resign as judge of the Supreme Court when the controversy first broke. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is unease among the judiciary, intense interest in the Law Library, trepidation in Government Buildings and impatience among the Opposition. Al(...)

Facebook needs to offer adequate data protection for European users, as required by GDPR. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP

Facebook’s official response to the Irish Data Protection Commission’s preliminary decision on the company’s data transfers to the United States may w(...)

Former chief justice Susan Denham: must work out unprecedented questions about proper judicial conduct and what judges can be expected to conform with from their appointment. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Navigating without a map: this is the task facing former chief justice Susan Denham as she considers the attendance of Supreme Court judge Séamus Woul(...)

Apple: pretax profits decreased by 11 per cent last year to $41.68 billion. Its post-tax profits amounted to $35.49 billion. Photograph: Josh Edelson

An Irish subsidiary of global tech giant Apple paid dividends of almost $250 billion (€213 billion) to its US parent last year, latest accounts show. (...)

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