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Ohio businessman Ed Crawford.

Ohio businessman Edward Crawford is to become the next US ambassador to Ireland, after the US senate endorsed his nomination in a vote on Thursday. (...)

An original Axminster carpet from the 1770s, designed by the company’s founder, Thomas Whitty, beside a loom from the 1950s, on display inside the Axminster Heritage Centre in Axminster, England.  Photograph: Mary Turner/The New York Times

The royal coat of arms is affixed to a sign on the front of the Axminster Carpets factory, near the train station in a town of 6,000 in southwest Engl(...)

US attorney general William Barr testifies before a Senate judiciary committee hearing on Wednesday on the Mueller report. Photograph: Aaron Bernstein/Reuters

US attorney general William Barr defended his handling of the Mueller investigation during a fiery appearance at a US Senate committee on Wednesday. (...)

Republican senator Martha McSally   speaking on Wednesday during a Senate armed services committee  hearing on sexual assault in the military. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US senator Martha McSally, the first female combat pilot in the US air force, has said she was raped by a superior officer but did not report it becau(...)

The Aughinish Alumina refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick. The US senate defeated a bid led by Democrat Charles Schumer to overturn a deal lifting sanctions earlier this week, easing the threat against the refinery

Seán Garland, managing director of Aughinish Alumina, wrote to US Senate minority leader Charles Schumer this week warning that the threat of sanction(...)

Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury secretary, speaks to members of the media after meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

The US Senate has voted to advance a motion to block the US Treasury’s decision to lift sanctions on Russian company Rusal, the owner of Aughinish Alu(...)

‘Washington Post’ Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey in October. Photograph: Reuters

Saudi Arabia has felt compelled to add a reference to the killing of dissident citizen Jamal Khashoggi in bond documents filed with the Irish Stock Ex(...)

US president Donald Trump addresses US armed forces members on a Christmas Day video conference call in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington . Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

US stocks rose in early trading on Wednesday, offering a welcome reprieve for Wall Street after a period of chaotic trading in the run-up to Christmas(...)

 A protestor wears a mask of Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman with a red painted hands during the demonstration in front of Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 25th. Photography: EPA

Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced US Senate resolutions calling for an end to US military support for the war in Yemen and blaming Crown Prince Mohamme(...)

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(...)

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