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Former special US special envoy to Northern Ireland, Gary Hart: Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The former US special envoy to Northern Ireland, Gary Hart, has condemned the proposal by the Trump administration to abolish the diplomatic role as “(...)

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson  on Monday proposed the abolishment of the US special envoy to Northern Ireland. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Theiler

The US Secretary of State has proposed abolishing the position of US special envoy to Northern Ireland, part of a worldwide plan which will see more t(...)

 President Donald Trump: his nominee for the job of US ambassador to the Netherlands was born in Groningen before emigrating with his family to the US aged three. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Leaving aside the controversial president who’s proposing him, it would be hard to find a person less at one with the deeply ingrained liberal ethos o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: believes public and political debate is riven by misconceptions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At the end of The Candidate, the 1972 Oscar-winning film about a no-hoper candidate for the US senate who pulls off a famous victory, there is a momen(...)

US president Donald Trump delivers a statement on healthcare in front of alleged “victims of Obamacare” at the White House on Monday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images

The inconsistencies, incoherence and contradictions of Donald Trump’s presidency are nowhere illustrated so vividly as in his efforts to repeal and re(...)

For millions of Americans, the future of healthcare looks as uncertain as ever. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

What’s all this about the US healthcare system? The Republican Party’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, the healthcare system that Barack Obama(...)

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives to speak with the media about the recently withdrawn healthcare bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photograph: Reuters)

The dollar nursed losses on Wednesday after skidding to a 10-month low against a currency basket as Republican legislators’ failure to pass a stalled (...)

Christopher Wray, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for FBI director, testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate judiciary committee,  in Washington,  DC. Photograph: Tom Brenner/The New York Times

The nominee to replace James Comey as the head of the FBI has strongly defended his independence during a confirmation hearing at the US Senate, stati(...)

Investigators vetting one of US president Donald Trump’s senior nominees to the department of the treasury have zeroed in on his role at a Dublin outf(...)

Traders work in front of the German share price index in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters

Markets fell on Tuesday as investors held fire in the face of a series of risks including Thursday’s general election in the UK, the European Central (...)

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