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US president Donald Trump (r) next to Jim Mattis, former US secretary of defence, during a briefing last October. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

US defence secretary Jim Mattis has resigned after clashing with president Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of US troops from Syria and two yea(...)

US independent senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders, flanked by Democratic Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy (left) and Republican Senator from Utah Mike Lee: voted to end US military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

The US Senate has delivered a strong rebuke to US president Donald Trump’s response to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, voting to end A(...)

One possible pitfall for Ireland is that South Korea may also want its citizens to be included in the visa scheme which is currently only available to Australia.

A possible Senate vote on a proposal to extend the E3 visa scheme to Irish citizens is likely to be delayed, as the US Capitol focuses on memorials fo(...)

ICI president Paul Stevens

The European Union “will miss” the influence of the UK after Brexit, as progress on a capital markets union has slowed in recent times, according to t(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Al Drago/Reuters

US president Donald Trump is considering taking executive action to bar migrants, including asylum-seekers, from entering the country at the southern (...)

Traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares traded lower on Wednesday as trade tensions and growing worries about emerging market currencies cut investor appetite for risky asset(...)

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“Co-ordinated inauthentic behaviour”. If you were a powerful company seeking a disingenuous euphemism to disguise activities that in the past, you had(...)

More than $120 billion in market value was wiped off the company’s shares, the most in its history as a public company, marking the largest ever loss of valuation in one day for a US traded company. Photograph: Getty Images

Shares in social media behemoth Facebook opened more than 18 per cent lower after the company issued disappointing results after the closing bell on W(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg: Six4Three is suing Facebook and claims the social network’s chief executive “weaponised” the ability to access data from any user’s network of friends. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty

Mark Zuckerberg faces allegations that he developed a “malicious and fraudulent scheme” to exploit vast amounts of private data to earn Facebook billi(...)

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron: “It’s not about friendship or being buddies  . . . Macron thinks he can say things to Trump, on climate change, on the Iran nuclear deal, that no one else can.” File photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron will revisit the theme of the necessity for liberal democrats to confront authoritarian populism in an address to a j(...)

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