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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 (...)

 Manuel Noriega in a photo released by the US Marshals Service in January, 1990. Noriega, the brash former dictator of Panama and sometime ally of the US, died on May 29th, 2017.
Obituary: Manuel Noriega

Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno, politician and military officer Born: 11th February 1934. Died; 29th May 2017 Manuel Noriega, who has died aged 83, (...)

US president Donald Trump: has described climate change as a ‘hoax’ to international dismay. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

There are increasing signs the United States is poised to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, with US president Donald Trump due to make a decisi(...)

Nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan approaches the southeastern port city of Busan on Tuesday.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Tensions over North Korea increased on Tuesday as the United States moved a submarine to a South Korean port and North Korea marked the 85th anniversa(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson with Chinese president Xi Jinping after he arrived at Palm Beach International Airport today. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson warned Russia to “carefully consider” its continued support for the Assad regime, amid growing signs that the Unit(...)

President of the Universal Society of Hinduism, Rajan Zed, said  the “Oireachtas should realise that we were in 21st century now and re-evaluate the matrix of opening prayers by revising the standing orders of Dáil and Seanad”.

The Dáil and Seanad have rejected requests that a Hindu prayer be read at the opening session of debate in each chamber. Expressing his disappointme(...)

Deerfield in the Phoenix Park: the late 18th century home has been the US ambassador’s official residence in Ireland since 1927. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Donald Trump’s choice for US ambassador to Ireland has not been officially confirmed yet, but he has already asked a decorator to plan a revamp of De(...)

A worker removes letters from a Trump logo in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Photograph: Wayne Parry/AP

China has given a speedy go-ahead to 38 new Trump trademarks, which will allow US president Donald Trump and his family to use the brand to expand a r(...)

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