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Sinn Féin’s North Belfast MP John Finucane: His visit to the US so soon after his election underlines the importance Sinn Féin ascribes to its American support. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

John Finucane remembers the events of that Sunday evening well. On February 12th, 1989, loyalist paramilitaries burst into his family home and opened(...)

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meeting family of    Qassem Suleimani in Tehran. The general  was killed in a targeted US strike as he left Baghdad International Airport  on Friday morning. Photograph: office of the Iranian supreme leader via AP

Tehran on Friday night vowed to avenge the killing of its most senior military commander by US forces, prompting fears that the US and Iran could be (...)

Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, arrives with his associate Lev Parnas before a state funeral service for former US president George HW Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington in December 2018.  Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

On a warm summer evening last year, Lev Parnas stepped aboard a private cruise around New York Harbour for a gathering of some of Rudy Giuliani’s clos(...)

Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York and now US president Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

If a person’s past were another country, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s lawyer, would be refused a visa. It takes effort to recall that Giuliani made(...)

US ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland prepares to testify during the impeachment inquiry hearing in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Samuel Corum/New York Times

US president Donald Trump faced his most damaging day in the impeachment inquiry to date, as the US ambassador to the European Union testified that th(...)

The judge found the tribunal failed to given adequate reasons for its decision.  File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A woman who claims she fled Albania because of a stalker has won a High Court challenge to a refusal to grant her and her three children international(...)

Marie Yovanovitch: ‘It’s very intimidating . . . I can’t speak to what the president is trying to do, but the effect is to be intimidating.’ Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US president Donald Trump has been accused of witness intimidation as he live-tweeted disparaging comments about former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yo(...)

The impeachment inquiry into Mr Trump  entered a new phase this week with the holding of public hearings. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Marie Yovanovitch, the career State Department official who was recalled early by the Trump administration as ambassador to Ukraine, will testify toda(...)

US ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, right, and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, arrive to testify. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

As the 22 members of the House intelligence committee filed into one of the oldest committee rooms in Congress on Wednesday, a new chapter in US histo(...)

US president Donald Trump at the Economic Club in New York. Photograph: Demetrius Freeman/Bloomberg

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet US president Donald Trump in the White House on Wednesday, in the first face-to-face meeting between (...)

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