Former Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen: nominee for US treasury secretary. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski

Joe Biden, the US president-elect, on Monday unveiled an economic team that sought to balance experienced Democratic policymakers who will be well-rec(...)

Demonstrators march in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, while protesting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while while being arrested and pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Photograph:  Jason Connolly/AFP

Hundreds of people were arrested in New York last night after demonstrators defied an 8pm curfew and continued to protest against the killing of Afric(...)

Ciara Byrne, originally from Palmerstown in Dublin, caught the Obama Foundation’s eye with her Green Our Planet schools garden project in Nevada

An Irish woman has been selected for the prestigious 2019 Obama Fellowship programme established by the former US president to find the best community(...)

LBJ Presidential Library: President and Lady Bird Johnson outside their complex, at the University of Texas at Austin, in 1971. Photograph: Bettmann/Getty

On the northern outskirts of Austin, Texas, an imposing 1970s building towers over the sprawling campus of the city’s university. The Lyndon Baines J(...)

Penguin Random House has landed a deal to publish two forthcoming books by former US president Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama. File photograph: Mike Theiler/Reuters

Penguin Random House has landed a deal to publish two forthcoming books by former US President Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama,(...)