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 US president Donald Trump  argues about border security with senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (right) and incoming House majority leader Nancy Pelosi as vice-president Mike Pence looks on in the Oval Office in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to shut down the federal government if he does not secure funding for the Mexican border wall in an (...)

The Aughinish Alumina refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will meet US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin in Washington on Tuesday amid growing concern over continuing US sa(...)

Beto O’Rourke, who lost against incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas in November, has indicated he would not rule out a presidential bid. Photograph: Tamir Kalifa/New York Times

The funeral of the late George HW Bush brought a rare moment of introspection to Washington as presidents past and present gathered in Washington Nati(...)

US senator Lindsey Graham speaks to reporters after attending a closed-door briefing on the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, by CIA Director Gina Haspel at the US Capitol in Washington on December 4th Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US senators blasted Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday after receiving a classified briefing from CIA director Gina Haspel on the death(...)

One possible pitfall for Ireland is that South Korea may also want its citizens to be included in the visa scheme which is currently only available to Australia.

A possible Senate vote on a proposal to extend the E3 visa scheme to Irish citizens is likely to be delayed, as the US Capitol focuses on memorials fo(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

 Tocqueville: the Frenchman’s two-volume account of his travels in the United States in 1831 retains a freshness

We could argue over whether Alexis de Tocqueville produced the best book written about America, but if staying power were our sole criterion, the deba(...)

 Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman   of Saudi Arabia  and US president Donald Trump during the opening day of the G20 summit, on Friday, in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Daniel Jayo/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump met the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, briefly on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Fri(...)

US president Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen exits federal court after entering a guilty plea in Manhattan on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump’s former lawyer, has claimed that Mr Trump’s involvement with a real-estate deal in Russia continued well int(...)

Nancy Pelosi is hoping to repeat history by becoming the only female speaker of the US House of Representatives for the second time.  Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Nancy Pelosi was endorsed by her own party to become the next speaker of the House of Representatives in a private vote yesterday, a move that deliver(...)

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