Venezuela’s  self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó  and US vice president Mike Pence at the Lima Group meeting, in Bogotá, Colombia, on Monday. Photograph: Mauricio Duenas Castaneda/EPA

The United States hit Venezuela’s government with new sanctions on Monday and called on allies to freeze the assets of its state-owned oil company PDV(...)

US president Donald Trump: declared a national emergency at the Mexican border  to access billions of dollars to build a border wall. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Democrats have vowed to pursue the Trump administration through the courts after the US president declared a national emergency over immigration. Ann(...)

The Aughinish Alumina Refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes Co Limerick.

The US Treasury has waived sanctions on Rusal, the Russian energy giant which owns Aughinish Alumina in Limerick, in a move that has been welcomed by(...)

One of two gas tankers  burning in the Kerch Strait between the Crimean and Russian borders in the Black Sea on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Kerch FM

Twenty sailors are believed to have died in the Black Sea after a fire on two ships suspected of delivering Russian fuel to Syria despite US sanctions(...)

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubei. Photograph: EPA

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued an overhaul of top government posts in the wake of international fallout from the killing of Saudi writer Jamal (...)

T-Mobile chief executive John Legere (L) and Sprint executive chairman Marcelo Claure. Photograph: MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images

T-Mobile US and Sprint have won backing for their $26 billion (€22.9 billion) merger from two national security reviews on Monday, clearing key hurdle(...)

The Aughinish Alumina refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will meet US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin in Washington on Tuesday amid growing concern over continuing US sa(...)

Workers unloading bags of chemicals at a port in Zhangjiagang in China’s eastern Jiangsu province.  Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

China and the United States will hold lower-level trade talks this month, offering hope that they might resolve an escalating tariff war that threaten(...)

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in Washington in June. Photograph: Reuters

Defence lawyers for Paul Manafort rested their case on Tuesday without calling any witnesses or having the former Trump campaign chairman testify in (...)

Rick Gates (right), testifies on the fifth day of the trial of Paul Manafort (front left), on bank and tax fraud charges. Sketch: Bill Hennessy/Reuters

US prosecutors plan to wrap up their tax and bank fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Monday, making it likely the cas(...)

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