Nobody who has passed through Northern Ireland in July should get too hoity-toity about the controversy concerning the Confederate flag. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The recent killings in Charleston once again invite us to ponder how western Europe differs from the United States. Nobody who has passed through Nort(...)

“The [Confederate] flag had always represented more than just ancestral pride,” President Obama told the congregation at the funeral of Rev Clementa Pinckney. Photograph:  Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Thousands of mourners joined in song before US president Barack Obama’s eulogy for nine black churchgoers who were slain in a racially motivated attac(...)

A woman mourns at the memorial site outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: John Taggart, EPA

A historic black church in Charleston will hold its first service since nine members of its congregation were shot dead during a Bible study session. (...)

Dylann Roof is flanked by police as he appears via video during a bond hearing on nine counts of murder as well as possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, in Charleston. A growing number of officials are calling for the death penalty. (The New York Times)

In an emotional confrontation in Charleston, relatives of people killed in a shooting at a church there directly addressed the suspect in court yester(...)

Sister Mary Thecla, from the Daughters of St Paul, prays outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston two days after a mass shooting left nine dead during a bible study at the church. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The 21-year-old man who is suspected of killing nine people in a historic black church in the US was charged Friday with nine counts of murder and pos(...)