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Downtown Washington:  virtually all the city’s  shops and restaurants are closed due to coronavirus.  Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

It takes a few seconds before the answer message kicks in. “Hello, This is Billy Martin. I want to personally thank you for calling. However, due to (...)

Paul Manafort was expected to face up to 24 years in prison. File photograph:   Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager has been sentenced to 47 months in prison by a judge in Virginia for bank and tax f(...)

US president Donald Trump, his wife Melania Trump, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe  pose for a photograph before attending dinner at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Nothing befitted Donald Trump more than his first real national security scare. The urgent consultation with Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, abo(...)

Donald Trump: “It’s all fake news. It’s phony stuff. It didn’t happen and it was gotten by opponents of ours.” Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Donald Trump engaged reporters in a combative and chaotic first press conference as US president-elect, admitting that Russia may have been behind ele(...)

Doonbeg Golf Club, Co Clare. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

A restaurant and bar owner in Doonbeg said yesterday she hoped the Trump visit would do for Doonbeg what President Barack Obama’s visit did for Mon(...)