Kilkenny-born Professor Martin Tobin giving  evidence in the trial. Video still: Reuters

The testimony of an Irish doctor has been described as crucial in ensuring the conviction of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of(...)

Knee on subdued suspect’s neck not allowed, police trainer tells Chauvin trial. Photograph: Darnella Frazier/Facebook/AFP via Getty

A Minneapolis police trainer who instructed Derek Chauvin in the use of force told the former officer’s murder trial on Tuesday that placing a knee on(...)

Donald Trump is  now in his final days in the White House after losing the November election to president-elect Joe Biden. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump suffered a stinging rebuke in the US Senate on Friday when fellow Republicans joined Democrats to override a presidential ve(...)

A Florida National guardsman directs drivers of cars waiting at a coronavirus testing site outside of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photograph: AP

Florida banned alcohol consumption at its bars on Friday as the coronavirus threatened to spiral out of control in the state. The move came as Florid(...)

Joe Biden speaks via video link  at the funeral service for George Floyd inHouston, Texas, on Tuesday. Photograph: David J Phillip/EPA

Until now, Joe Biden has made a dry and quiet case for his election as US president. He may not have pledged a “return to normalcy” (a tainted phrase (...)

Tianna Bartoletta in action at the 2016 US Olympic trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Her name probably doesn’t mean a lot to you. Tianna Bartoletta is one for the athletics heads. She’s the reigning Olympic long jump champion, if that (...)

A rally is held outside the court on the day of a hearing for the white men accused in the killing of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, US. Photograph: Erik S. Lesser/EPA

One of the white men charged in the Georgia killing of Ahmaud Arbery used a racial slur after shooting the unarmed black man, an investigator for the (...)

People at a Black Lives Matter protest rally outside the US Embassy in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

In the midst of a pandemic that has already claimed more than 100,000 lives and a deep depression, the United States now finds itself convulsed by the(...)

US president Donald Trump makes a statement to the press in the Rose Garden about restoring “law and order” in the wake of protests at the White House. Photograph:  Somodevilla/Getty Images)

US president Donald Trump on Monday vowed to end violent protests in major cities across the nation “now,” saying that he would deploy the military if(...)

A protester prays in front of the memorial of George Floyd who died in police custody on Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photograph: Kerem Yuce/AFP via Getty Images

Four Minneapolis police officers who were involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody have been fired after a bystander’s video s(...)

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