The letter, which has been signed by 40 senior figures including Gary Hart, comes ahead of Tanaiste Simon Coveney’s visit to Washington this week. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A group of prominent Irish-Americans, including former US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Gary Hart and five former US ambassadors, have written to (...)

Perhaps the strongest sign the Trump administration is turning its back on Brussels is the decision to downgrade the status of the EU ambassador in Washington. Photograph: John Thys/AFP

Earlier this week members of Congress, officials and senior foreign policy experts squeezed into a conference room on Capitol Hill for a panel debate.(...)

Former CIA director John Brennan testifies before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on the investigation about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign on Capitol Hill.

Former CIA chief John Brennan has said the agency had proof of contacts between Russia and members of US president Donald Trump’s campaign team last y(...)

Pope Francis arrives to lead the weekly general audience in Saint Peters Square last week. Photograph: Alessamdro Di Meo/EPA

US authorities arrested a 15-year-old last month for allegedly plotting an Islamic State-inspired attack that targeted Pope Francis, according to ABC (...)

Members of the Secret Service on the North steps of the White House in Washington yesterday. The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than (...)