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The Bill’s author, Independent Senator Frances Black, has called the settlements “a gross violation of international law”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fianna Fáil has confirmed that it was lobbied by the US State Department, the US embassy in Dublin and the Israeli embassy in an effort to get the par(...)

A young mother breastfeeding her infant daughter. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A resolution to encourage breastfeeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this sprin(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo (left) says goodbye to Kim Yong Chol, North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, before boarding his plane. Photograph: Getty

North Korea said on Saturday its resolve to give up its nuclear programmes may falter after talks with the United States in Pyongyang, contradicting U(...)

 Super-junior Minister for Disabilities Finian McGrath:  “I wouldn’t feel comfortable wining and dining there”

Several prominent politicians, including Ministers and party leaders, have declined invitations to attend the US embassy’s celebration of American ind(...)

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (centre). Photograph: Reuters

The UN agency that helps the 5.4 million Palestinians classified as refugees could start running out of money next month because of a $250 million (€2(...)

’Moonlight’ by Rockwell Kent. Courtesy of the Plattsburgh State Art Museum

When Kevin Magee walked into Roarty’s pub in Glencolmcille, in search of refreshment after a long day’s cycling, the first thing he noticed was a fram(...)

Former FBI director James Comey speaks in Washington, DC. File photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Former FBI director James Comey made a “serious error of judgment” when he announced shortly before the 2016 US presidential election that he was reo(...)

A handout photograph obtained from the  US Department of State shows Kim Yong Chol (left), vice chairman of North Korea, being greeted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  in New York.  Photograph: Getty

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and high-ranking North Korean official Kim Yong Chol held a second day of meetings in New York yesterday as they tr(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands before their meeting at the northern side of the Panmunjom in North Korea on Saturday. Photograph: South Korea Presidential Blue House/Yonhap via AP

South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday to ensure a summit between Kim and US Pre(...)

US president Donald Trump:  met with secretary of state Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton on Friday morning. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The proposed summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may still go ahead on June 12th, US president Donald Trump said on Friday, a day after cancel(...)

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