Chris Collins

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Schneider makes switches, circuit breakers and other equipment that control and direct electricity in factories and industry. File photograph: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

French power equipment giant Schneider Electric has named Chris Collins as its next country president for Ireland. Mr Collins takes over at the compa(...)

Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and longtime fixer, leaving federal court in New York on Tuesday, where he  pleaded guilty  to campaign finance violations and other charges. Photograph: Andres Kudacki/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has accused his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, of making up “stories in order to get a ‘deal’”. Mr Trump’s tweet came afte(...)

 Republican congressman Steve Scalise, who was shot and injured on Wednesday,  photographed in  August 2014. File photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Steve Scalise, the Republican congressman who was shot by a gunman during early-morning baseball practice on Wednesday, remains in a critical conditio(...)

Jeff Sessions has become the top law enforcement officer in the US as attorney general. File photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

Alabama senator Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as the new US attorney general, despite fierce Democratic opposition over his record on civil rights (...)

Republican Mike Pence (right) and Democrat Tim Kaine during the vice-presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, may have come out ahead in Tuesday night’s vice-presidential debate, but the victory may have been a personal(...)

Volkswagen Group Ireland chief executive Lars Himmer: apologised to Oireachtas Committee over emissions scandal and said he hopes to begin recall on Irish cars in January. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Scandal-hit German car giant Volkswagen plans to begin fixing Irish cars affected by its emission scandal in January. Volkswagen Group Ireland chief(...)

Marsha Mehran lived a reclusive life, an inquest heard

A coroner in Co Mayo has recorded an open verdict at an inquest into the death of an Iranian novelist at a rented apartment in Co Mayo.Marsha Mehran ((...)