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US president Donald Trump at the White House on Friday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated after Washington blamed Tehran for Thursday’s attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman(...)

 Workers  at the Huawei stand at the Mobile Expo in Bangkok, Thailand. Photograph: Reuters/Jorge Silva

The White House budget office has requested more time to implement a law that bans companies dealing with Huawei, the Chinese telecoms equipment compa(...)

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are facing a wide-ranging investigation in the US. Photograph: Reuters

The US government is gearing up to investigate whether Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google misuse their massive market power, sources told Reuters on (...)

On Friday, three-month US treasury bills were yielding 2.3 per cent on Wall Street, while 10-year notes were priced at 2.16 per cent – the weakest reading since 2007, before the financial crash. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Donald Trump’s favourite stocks index – the Dow Jones Industrial Average – has barely fallen 6 per cent between the US president starting May with a t(...)

Facebook argued before the Supreme Court last January it is entitled to appeal the referral

The Supreme Court has dismissed Facebook’s appeal over a High Court decision to refer key issues concerning the validity of European Commission decisi(...)

Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems  opposed the appeal  arguing Facebook had failed to identify an error by the High Court

The Supreme Court will rule on Friday on Facebook’s appeal over a High Court decision to refer key issues concerning the validity of European Commissi(...)

Under plans being worked on by US officials, Donald Trump may return to Doonbeg from France on June 7th before flying back to the US.

US president Donald Trump will visit Ireland early next month when he travels to the UK for a state visit and France for a war commemoration, sources (...)

President Donald Trump addresses troops during a surprise visit to  Al Asad Air Base in Iraq in December. Photograph: Al Drago/ The New York Times

The United States ordered staff to vacate US embassies and consulates in Iraq on Wednesday amid signs of mounting tensions between the United States a(...)

US president Donald Trump with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the White House last March. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

US president Donald Trump is expected to visit Ireland on June 5th and 6th after his state visit to the UK, and may extend his trip here to June 7th. (...)

 A member of Iraqi federal police forces stands guard next to a popular market in Baghdad’s Karada district. Photograph: EPA

Washington has ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq, after repeated US expressions of concern about threats from Iran(...)

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