Spotting that short sellers had bet against GameStop, the Redditors piled into the stock. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA/File

“The French revolution of finance” is how Anthony Scaramucci described last week’s crazed goings-on at GameStop, the video game retailer that the fina(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to the press in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

2017 January 20th Trump inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. His presidential rival Hillary Clinton is among those in attendance,(...)

US president Donald  Trump declines to take questions from journalists  in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on Friday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/EPA

US president Donald Trump reiterated his call for state governors to suppress protesters as he urged authorities to “dominate the streets” during the (...)

A member of the US secret service wears a surgical mask as  President Donald Trump arrives for a news conference on the  coronavirus in the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

When the history is written of how the United States handled the global era’s first real pandemic, March 6th will leap out of the timeline. That was (...)

Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington, US. Photograph: Jason Redmond/Reuters

The odds of self-described socialist Bernie Sanders becoming America’s next president have shortened dramatically, but there’s little chatter about hi(...)

Anthony Scaramucci in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Donald Trump’s former spokesman Anthony Scaramucci has said that in a half-century there will be “head-scratching” at the US Senate’s acquittal of the(...)

Nikki Haley (l) appears to have made the political calculation to support the president. Photograph: Samuel Corum

For most political operatives who have worked at the Trump White House, the experience has not been the career-boosting moment they hoped for. Former(...)

Elton John performs at the 3arena in Dublin as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The email was cordial, warm and deferential. “Thank you so much for the extremely kind invitation to play at your inauguration,” wrote one of US presi(...)

US president Donald Trump kisses White House press secretary Sarah Sanders after it was announced she will leave her job at the end of the mont. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Two years since Sarah Huckabee Sanders first took to the podium in the White House press room, she has become the latest Trump appointee to leave the (...)

US president Donald Trump talks about his meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump sought to quell the outcry over his handling of Monday’s landmark summit with Vladimir Putin, telling reporters that he acce(...)

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