Samantha Power in Co Kerry. Photograph: Stephen Kelleghan


Superpowers: Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama at the G20 summit in September 2016. The US president reportedly told his Russian counterpart he had “better stop or else”. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/AFP/Getty

Barack Obama received an “intelligence bombshell” from the CIA last August warning him that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, was directing a hac(...)

Diamond Reynolds at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Minnesota: Her boyfriend Philando Castile (32) was shot dead in front of her after he was stopped by a police officer for having a broken light on the back of his car. Photgraph: Eric Miller/Reuters

The fatal shootings of two black men in less than 24 hours by US police, both captured on mobile phone video and circulated on social media, have spar(...)

Sven Mary, the Belgian lawyer of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam. Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

The prime surviving suspect in the Paris attacks may have been plotting more operations with the help of a weapons cache and a network of associates, (...)

Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams outside St Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in New York yesterday. Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

The controversy around Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams being denied entry to the White House’s St Patrick’s Day party on Tuesday was yesterday escala(...)

A protester holds a sign up as immigrants and community leaders rally in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington in November to mark the first anniversary of President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear President Barack Obama’s appeal against a legal action blocking his executive actions protecting more than fou(...)

Video    image  showing US sailors after being apprehended by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: Iranian and American officials said that the prompt release of the sailors was the result of the strong working relationship   but images  of the   sailors  with their hands behind their backs and on their knees could spark a backlash in the US Congress. Photograph: IRINN/HO/AFP/Getty

Iran has released two US navy patrol boats and 10 crew members who were taken into custody on Tuesday after Tehran said they strayed into Iranian wat(...)

US president Barack Obama waves at the start of his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on anuary 20th, 2015. Photograph:  Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Barack Obama will stand on the dais of the US House of Representatives tonight to deliver his final State of the Union in a speech that is being previ(...)

President Barack Obama: ‘This law is now helping tens of millions of Americans.’ Photograph: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

For years, US president Barack Obama has faced the sneers of political adversaries who called his health care law Obamacare and assailed his effort to(...)

President Barack Obama with Israeli prime minister Binyamin  Netanyahu. The White House has castigated  Netanyahu for comments made on the election stump. Photograph:  Jason Reed/Reuters

It is fair to say that relations between the United States and Israel are at their poorest in decades. Allegations of spying, interference in domestic(...)

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