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June 14th: Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US president Joe Biden, Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg and Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson arrive for a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Pool/AFP via Getty

Joe Biden may have met a host of allies and dignitaries during his eight-day visit to Europe, which concluded this week, but stateside there was only (...)

France’s President Emmanuel Macron takes part in a press conference on Sunday, the final day of the G7 summit, in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, England. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty

The Northern Ireland protocol cast a long shadow over the G7 Cornwall summit and Boris Johnson’s hopes to use it to rebrand the UK as an independent g(...)

JFK airport in New York: Thousands who live and work legally in the US under non-immigrant visas are unable to leave the country as they are not sure if they will be readmitted. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP

As the summer season steps into gear in the United States, media outlets are awash with advice for Americans hoping to travel overseas. “Booking a Eu(...)

The US recorded its fastest rate of annual house price growth since 2005 in the first quarter of this year. Photograph: iStock

Rising prices, insufficient supply, bidding wars. The current state of the housing market is not solely an Irish problem. As the United States emerges(...)

Covid

It still is not clear, 3.5 million deaths on, how Covid-19 emerged in the human population. Understanding how and where the virus originated is crucia(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken greets Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov at the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland on Wednesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP

Both Russia’s foreign minister and the US secretary of state, Sergei Lavrov and Antony Blinken, were measured and pragmatic in public at their first m(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris reads to her audience at a signing event for her children’s book Superheroes Are Everywhere. Photograph: Michael Tullberg/Getty

It might be more than three months since Donald Trump left the White House, but the legacy of fake news and alternative facts he left behind continues(...)

Various EU member states have  indicated they might come up with domestic passports of some sort. Photograph: iStock

With the numbers of adults that have been vaccinated against Covid-19 rising, the idea of a vaccine “passport” or secure vaccination certificate to ve(...)

Booking photo of convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Photograph:  Minnesota Department of Corrections handout/ EPA

Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been moved to a maximum-security prison in Minnesota, following his conviction in the George Floyd murder tria(...)

George Floyd’s brother Philonise Floyd wipes his eyes during a news conference after the verdict was read in the trial of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Echoing the desperate dying words of his brother, Philonise Floyd held back tears to tell journalists after Tuesday’s verdict that “We are able to bre(...)

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