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Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Photograph: Al Drago/ Bloomberg

The US Senate has passed a resolution reaffirming its support for the Belfast Agreement. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmed the passage(...)

Under the proposed legislation, foreign companies dealing in US citizens’ data could be required to obtain a licence from US Department of Commerce before being allowed to continue their transatlantic trade. Photograph: iStock

The US Senate is to debate a proposal to limit foreign countries’ access to US citizens’ personal data and to introduce a licence requirement for fore(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris due to meet virtually tomorrow with Northern Ireland leaders. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US vice-president Kamala Harris will meet virtually tomorrow with Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’N(...)

Taoiseach pushes back against calls in US for referendum on Irish unity  File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has stressed the importance of reconciliation as he pushed back against recent calls in the United States for a referendum on(...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP Photo

House speaker Nancy Pelosi is set to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the US Senate on Monday. The move will launch the start (...)

Irish market heavyweight CRH powered 7.8 per cent higher to €37.31. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Iseq stocks index in Dublin jumped on Wednesday to fresh highs not seen since late 2007, before the financial crash, as European stocks rose after(...)

Donald Trump is  now in his final days in the White House after losing the November election to president-elect Joe Biden. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump suffered a stinging rebuke in the US Senate on Friday when fellow Republicans joined Democrats to override a presidential ve(...)

Democratic candidate for the US Senate Jon Ossoff participates in a Latino outreach campaign event in Marietta, Georgia, on December 30th. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

Democrats’ hopes of winning two US Senate run-off races in Georgia and regaining control of the upper chamber of Congress have been boosted by clashes(...)

Although his previous eight vetoes were all upheld thanks to support from Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress, advisers said this one looked likely to be overridden. Photograph: Samuel Corum/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump vetoed a $740 billion (€606 billion) bill setting policy for the Department of Defence on Wednesday, despite its strong supp(...)

US president Donald Trump posted an article thanking his sister for supporting him online. It was prompted by an account set up by a 21-year-old from Pennsylvania. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/EPA

Last month, between tweets disputing his election loss, US president Donald Trump posted an article from a conservative website that said his sister E(...)

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