New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams smiles during a campaign event in Brooklyn in June. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP via Getty Images

Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams became the uncontested Democratic nominee for New York City mayor after his two closest rivals conceded on Wedn(...)

 Black Lives Matter demonstrators march during a rally on Sunday in Santee, California in the 13th day of protests since George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25th. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Minneapolis City Council has pledged to disband the city’s police department, following the death of African-American man George Floyd two weeks ago w(...)

A life-long New Yorker, Donald  Trump was raised in the city’s Queens borough and later moved to Manhattan. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said on Thursday he will be making Palm Beach, Florida, his permanent residence instead of his Trump Tower apartment in New (...)

DUP MP Ian Paisley jnr and PSNI chief constable George Hamilton attend the American Ireland Gala Fund dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

New York mayor Bill de Blasio may have named St Patrick’s Day “Gerry Adams’ Day” this weekend, but behind the scenes it was the DUP who were making wa(...)

 Bill Clinton introduces newly elected mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, at City Hall in New York on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Reuters

All politics is local. But the local can be decidedly national, even international. Boris Johnson’s London mayoralty acquired national significance be(...)

New Jersey’s Republican governor Chris Christie was re-elected by a landslide in a traditionally Democratic state. Photograph: Reuters

New Jersey’s Republican governor Chris Christie was re-elected by a landslide in a traditionally Democratic state, propelling him as a favourite for t(...)