US attorney general William Barr testifies before a Senate judiciary committee hearing on Wednesday on the Mueller report. Photograph: Aaron Bernstein/Reuters

US attorney general William Barr defended his handling of the Mueller investigation during a fiery appearance at a US Senate committee on Wednesday. (...)

US president Donald Trump, special counsel Robert Mueller and US attorney general William Barr. Photographs: Shawn Thew/EPA, Kevin Lamarque/Reuters, Ein Schaff/New York Times

Special counsel Robert Mueller said he lacked confidence to clear US president Donald Trump of obstruction of justice but suggested Congress could tak(...)

House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi and congressman Richard Neal address the media at the Irish Border. Photograph: PA

Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has paid tribute to John Hume’s role as a peacemaker during a visit to Derry. Speaking in t(...)

Leo Varadkar  and Nancy Pelosi at Government Buildings, Dublin. Ms Pelosi indicated she would look at the possibility of attaching the Irish visa Bill to a routine funding Bill being passed by Congress. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US Democrat politician Nancy Pelosi has said she will renew efforts to pass a Bill extending working E3 visas to the Irish and raise the issue with th(...)

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi talks with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne - Pool/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and members of her US congressional delegation that he knows they will be there to protect (...)

Nancy Pelosi receives a standing ovation in the Dáil on Wednesday. Handout photograph: Maxwell Photography/PA Wire

Nothing must happen to imperil the Belfast Agreement and the seamless Border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, US speaker of the House of Represen(...)

 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who will meet Michael D Higgins next week. Photograph:  New York Times

The Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will meet President Michael D Higgins on Wednesday as part of a US Congressional delegatio(...)

US speaker Nancy Pelosi: renewed efforts to seal a landmark American visa deal for Irish citizens. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A high-powered US congressional delegation is to visit Ireland this month amid renewed efforts to seal a landmark American visa deal for Irish citize(...)

Republican senator Martha McSally   speaking on Wednesday during a Senate armed services committee  hearing on sexual assault in the military. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US senator Martha McSally, the first female combat pilot in the US air force, has said she was raped by a superior officer but did not report it becau(...)

US president Donald Trump with former taoiseach Enda Kenny at  a St Patrick’s Day reception in  the White House in Washington in  2017. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Enda Kenny did not appear to like US president Donald Trump as much as he liked House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan, at least if the value of t(...)

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