Trump on Paris: the US cannot be made “great” by rejecting global responsibility and embracing coal. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

The United States is a rogue superpower. Its decision last week to renounce participation in the Paris Agreement, the climate accord reached in the Fr(...)

Barack Obama and Angela Merkel in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Steffi Loos/Getty Images

It felt like a collective farewell to a dear friend: a leave-taking suffused with dewy-eyed nostalgia combined with fear of an ominous, Trump-shaped f(...)

US president Donald Trump with Taoiseach Enda Kenny after Trump’s remarks to a St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House in Washington, DC, on Thursday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The queue snaked around the corner of 15th Street at the southeast entrance to the White House. In the bright, glistening air of the bitterly cold M(...)

US president Donald Trump points to his wife, first lady Melania Trump, during a campaign rally on Saturday in Melbourne, Florida. Photograph: Chris O’Meara/AP

US president Donald Trump returned to campaign mode on Saturday in front of a 9,000-strong crowd in Florida, accusing the media of working to undermi(...)

 President Donald Trump and Melania Trump stand together during a rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

In late September 2016, Donald Trump held a rally in Melbourne, Florida, where he railed against the media and bragged about the size of the crowd. F(...)

President-elect of the United States, Donald J Trump, and his wife Melania Trump arrive at Joint Base Andrews the day before his swearing in. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to come to the National Mall to witness Mr Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Getty Images

Donald J Trump, the New York property mogul and reality television star, will today appear before his biggest audience as he is sworn in as the 45th p(...)

Barack Obama as he is sworn in on January 20th, 2009, as US president, on the same Bible used to swear in Abraham Lincoln. Photograph: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Abraham Lincoln: the 16th president of the United States

Donald J Trump will on Friday ascend the steps of Capitol Hill and utter an oath first sworn by George Washington in 1789. “I do solemnly swear that (...)

Security officials say 99 groups – for and against Donald Trump – plan to demonstrate in the US capital this weekend, including 63 on Friday, the day of the inauguration ceremony.

It’s either the dawn of a new, wonderful era for America or something between War of the Worlds and Armageddon – depending on your viewpoint. Eithe(...)

Marine Le Pen, FN leader and a candidate in France’s presidential election. “If we have peaceful relations between the US, France and Russia, it will be good for the entire world,” Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

If Marine Le Pen is elected president of France on May 7th, it will be because her binary view of the world is simple and easy to understand. The lea(...)

Seán Keating’s “Men of the West” Courtesy of the  Hugh Lane Gallery.

One of the definitive paintings of Ireland’s revolutionary period is Seán Keating’s Men of the West. It represents 1917 in the Fintan O’Toole series M(...)

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