US attorney general William Barr, who has announced the reinstatement of capital punishment by the US federal government. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

US attorney general William Barr may be best known for his role as Robert Mueller’s chief antagonist during the Russia investigation, but this week he(...)

Max Schrems, Austrian  privacy activist. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Six years after Max Schrems launched his privacy battle against Facebook, the Austrian campaigner returns this morning to Europe’s highest court for a(...)

 Workers  at the Huawei stand at the Mobile Expo in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Reuters/Jorge Silva

The White House budget office has requested more time to implement a law that bans companies dealing with Huawei, the Chinese telecoms equipment compa(...)

US president Donald Trump announces a deal to end the partial government shutdown in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump brought the longest US government shutdown in history to an end on Friday – at least temporarily – as he agreed to a three-w(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Two competing Bills aimed at ending the US government shutdown failed to pass the Senate on Thursday, though there were tentative signs that cross-par(...)

The Microsoft Ireland email case, now headed for the United States Supreme Court, will yet again place Ireland at the heart of a case in which one of (...)

US president Donald  Trump with US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley  and assistant to the president for national security affairs Lieut Gen HR McMaster during a  lunch at the White House with ambassadors from the UN. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/PA

Controversy over US president Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico is set to intensify this week as the Trump administration seeks to convi(...)

‘Most cavities that come into the clinic here are what we call flossing cavities, because most people out there don’t floss,’ according to Dr Daniel Collins of Docklands Dental

Recent US dietary guidelines may have stopped recommending flossing your teeth, but Irish dentists say not to throw out the dental floss just yet. (...)

Aisling Brady McCarthy  (37), was on Tuesday detained by US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officers in Boston for a long-standing violation of a tourist visa from Ireland issued in 2002 after overstaying the period of the visa, a spokesman for the agency told The Irish Times. File photograph: Middlesex District Attorney/PA Wire

Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy was arrested by US immigration agents in Boston on Tuesday after being formally released from state custody by law (...)

Office of Personnel Management in Washington: data on millions of US government workers has been hacked. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Rarely has a computer hack of personal information, allegedly by agents of a foreign government, caused such a stir in Washington DC. A breach at the (...)

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