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Beyonce Knowles’ performance at Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in California on Saturday has been described by The New York Times as the most ‘meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year’. Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella

On Saturday night, at Coachella in California, history was made. Beyoncé became the first black woman to headline the music festival. It was, from sta(...)

US president Donald Trump embraces Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the White House during their St Patrick’s week meeting. File photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s US administration has exempted the European Union from controversial import tariffs, averting a possible transatlantic trade war but al(...)

Cpl Patrick Gallagher from Derrintogher, Co Mayo, of the US Marines was shot dead while on patrol in Da Nang on March 30th, 1967.

The US navy is to name a ship after a young Mayo man Cpl Patrick (Bob) Gallagher who was killed in Vietnam in 1967, it was announced in New York on Mo(...)

If  Romney wins the Senate race, it could set him up for a direct collision with Trump, with whom he has publicly sparred. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of president Donald Trump, announced on Friday he would run for a US Senate se(...)

Electronic voting machines and ballot modules  in storage in Glasnevin, Dublin. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Opinion writers stand accused of undue negativity, so make way for a few heart-lifting positives. Well-thumbed physical election registers. Paper ball(...)

A man walks past an electronic stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo

European markets followed Asian peers lower on the last trading day of the week as nerves about rising borrowing costs and soaring volatility put worl(...)

 The bill reauthorises what is known as Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which gathers information from foreigners overseas but incidentally collects an unknown amount of communications belonging to Americans. File photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The US Senate on Thursday passed a Bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance programme for six years with minima(...)

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon (left) at a meeting between US president Donald Trump (background right) and congressional leaders in the White House in Washington last February. File photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted former White House adviser Steve Bannon as having “lost his mind” in the fallout over damaging comments(...)

Protestors demonstrate in Boston against the US Federal Communications Commission’s move to end internet traffic neutrality. Photograph: Ryan McBride/AFP/Getty Images

Confused after the the vote in the United States last week by the Trump-era Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to remove net neutrality protectio(...)

Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore addresses supporters at his election night party in Montgomery, Alabama. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

The dollar slipped from a four-week high against a basket of currencies on Wednesday after a Democrat won a bitter fight for a US Senate seat in deepl(...)

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