Taoiseach Leo Varadkar greets US president Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

Donald and Melania Trump departed Shannon Airport on Friday afternoon bringing to a close the first visit to Ireland by the 45th president of the Unit(...)

US president Donald Trump  and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Shannon airport on Wednesday. Mr Varadkar said they also  discussed the taxation in Ireland of large companies. Photograph:  Pool/Getty Images

Hopes that thousands of Irish citizens could gain access to a new class of visa have been raised after US president Donald Trump said he intervened wi(...)

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are facing a wide-ranging investigation in the US. Photograph: Reuters

The US government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on (...)

People embrace during a prayer vigil at Bridge Church the day after a mass shooting  in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

The United States is mourning the latest victims of a mass shooting after a man opened fire in the city of Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren  visits Fairfield, Iowa, US. Photograph: Rachel Mummey/Reuters

Last summer, New York magazine put a bounding Elizabeth Warren on its cover, along with the headline “Front Runner?” Even allowing for the crafty hedg(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday, where he angrily rejected Nancy Pelosi’s accusation that he is engaged in a cover-up.  May 22, 2019, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with Democratic lawmakers on infrastructure and declared that he would not work with the opposition (...)

A seat is reserved for former White House lawyer Don McGahn, who had been expected to testify at a House judiciary committee hearing on the Mueller report, in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers for Donald Trump have appealed a ruling by a federal judge compelling accountancy firm Mazars to turn over financial records related to the US(...)

Congressional Democrats had scheduled former White House lawyer Don McGahn to testify about events described in the Mueller report but US president Donald Trump has blocked this. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

The Trump administration has blocked former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, dismissing(...)

Voters wait for a polling station  to open in Manila  on Monday in the Philippines midterm elections. Photograph:   Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s allies held the top spots as unofficial results of a mid-term Senate election trickled in on Monday, signalling(...)

 President Donald Trump broke with four decades of tradition by refusing to release his tax returns during the 2016 presidential campaign. Photograph: Reuters/ Kevin Lamarque

US president Donald Trump blasted Democrats’ move to subpoena years of the president’s tax returns, claiming that voters do not care about his tax aff(...)

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