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Robert Mueller: Many of the emails his investigators have now include national security discussions about possible Trump international aims. File photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian contacts with US President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent a(...)

Victory for Democrat Doug Jones in a special election in Alabama is a welcome result but does not necessarily herald similar changes in next year’s and 2020’s congressional and presidential votes. Photograph: Audra Melton/The New York Times

Alabama’s voters have shocked the Republican Party, energised Democrats and alerted an attentive world to the possibility of political change in the U(...)

US president Donald Trump and US vice president Mike Pence: investors seemed underwhelmed by Trump’s tax cuts. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Technology stocks have just suffered another week of underperformance, prompting much chatter as to whether investors are having second thoughts about(...)

Al Franken walks away from the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on Thursday, with his wife, Franni Bryson, after he announced his resignation as senator. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Democratic senator Al Franken bowed to pressure and announced his resignation from the US Senate on Thursday, becoming the second Democratic politicia(...)

Democratic senator from Minnesota Al Franken has said he would co-operate with a senate ethics investigation into his behaviour. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Half of the Democrats in the US Senate on Wednesday called for fellow party member senator Al Franken of Minnesota to resign after new allegations of (...)

Boeing shares hit an all-time high at $281.83 on Monday, gaining 3.9%. Photograph: Getty Images

US tax cuts approved over the weekend boosted equities on both sides of the Atlantic, benefitting Irish building materials giant CRH amongst others. (...)

US President Donald Trump promotes the tax reform plan in Missouri.

Ireland is facing new challenges in attracting foreign investment due to sweeping changes to US tax rules which are now close to being voted into law(...)

Pacnet recently asked a New York court to hold $5.2 million in client funds

Irish Canadian payments processor Pacnet says it is working to ensure clients can access their cash following the lifting of sanctions against it by U(...)

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media after the NFL owners meeting at the Conrad Hotel. Photo: Catalina Fragoso/USA TODAY Sports

The NFL is currently negotiating a contract extension with its commissioner Roger Goodell. Among the supposed finer details are a demand for use of a (...)

Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, who delivered a blistering attack on Donald Trump on the Senate floor. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, delivered a blistering attack on US President Donald Trump on the US Senate floor. The following is the(...)

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