Steve Bannon has claimed George Bush presided over a ‘destructive’ presidency. Photograph: Getty

US president Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has depicted ex-president George W Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presi(...)

White House chief of staff John Kelly said an investigation was under way into the circumstances surrounding the ambush that killed four US troops in Niger earlier this month. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

White House chief of staff John Kelly defended US president Donald Trump’s handling of a phone call with the widow of a fallen US soldier as the four-(...)

IMF MD Christine Lagarde  at the plenary session of the  IMF/World Bank meeting October 13th. Photograph:  AFP/IMF

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said she expects global economic growth to strengthen next year, but urged countries to invest more to ensure (...)

Leo Varadkar: ‘Is Fianna Fáil arguing now we should start training up Border guards?’Photograph: Eric Luke

The Taoiseach has denied he suppressed a Brexit report on implications for the Border in heated Dáil exchanges with the Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Mar(...)

The Bank of England in London. Britain’s economic growth has been revised downwards to 1.7 per cent by the IMF. Photograph: iStock

The International Monetary Fund has upgraded its forecast for Ireland’s economic performance, as it said the current broad-based global economic upswi(...)

Political couple: Jane and Bernie Sanders in Los Angeles in 2015. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

It’s late September in the picturesque city of Burlington, in Vermont, and the famous New England fall is not yet in its full autumnal glory. Along th(...)

A Donald Trump supporter. Photograph: Jim Young/File Photo/Reuters

Donald Trump’s announcement this week of a new tax “framework” to reform the US tax system marks the latest attempt by the US president to advance the(...)

A classic car passes in front of the American embassy in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

The United States has ordered more than half of its diplomatic personnel to leave Cuba, amid growing concern about a spate of illnesses and maladies t(...)

US president Donald Trump: his war with the sporting world has  extended to basketball, after he withdrew a White House invitation to basketball team the Golden State Warriors. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The standoff between US president Donald Trump and the National Football League continued on Monday as Mr Trump defended his outburst against football(...)

US Republican senator from Arizona John McCain speaks to reporters. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Senator John McCain has said he will not support a new Republican proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare, potentially scuppering his party’s hope o(...)