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Philadelphia Democratic congressman Brendan Boyle: Tweet about Belfast Agreement caused much head-scratching as the United States is not a signatory to the 1998 peace deal, nor is it referenced in the text in any way. Photograph:  Rich Polk/Getty Images

America’s role in the peace process is often misunderstood, including it seems by Philadelphia Democrat congressman Brendan Boyle, who last week tweet(...)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: “What were they thinking? Whatever it is, I hope they’re not thinking of a US-US bilateral trade agreement.” Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi has doubled down on her warning that a trade agreement between the United States and Britain will not ha(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks during a tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP/ Getty Images

US president Donald Trump is planning to boycott the annual St Patrick’s Day Speakers’ lunch in Washington next week the Irish Times has learned, amid(...)

Colum McCann in his office at Hunter College in New York. Photograph: Jillian Freyer/New York Times

“I’m a bit of a magpie,” Colum McCann said, sheepishly gesturing around his office at Hunter College. He has taught creative writing there for 13 year(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald addressing a party meeting in Belfast. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

Before parties could take part in the talks leading to the Belfast Agreement they had to sign up to the Mitchell Principles, named after talks chair S(...)

American actress Sharon Stone (centre) with Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams and the lord mayor of Belfast Daniel Baker signing a book of condolence in Belfast. Photograph: Presseye/PA Wire

A book of condolence has opened in Belfast after the death of former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Seamus Mallon. Mr Mallon’s death at t(...)

In May 1996 Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said the party would sign up to the Mitchell Principles on non-violence. Photograph: Reuters/Marcel Bieri/Swiss-Images

The IRA ceasefire broke down in 1996, plunging the peace process into turmoil. The year opened with the RUC chief constable, Sir Hugh Annesley, sayin(...)

Former special envoy to Northern Ireland for the US Gary Hart. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former US special envoy to Northern Ireland Gary Hart has become the latest senior figure to raise concerns about the impact of Brexit on the Belfast (...)

The aftermath of the IRA bombing of Canary Wharf.  Photograph: Matthew Polak/Sygma via Getty

“It’s bad news, really bad news,” John Major told Bill Clinton. They spoke by phone at 11.13pm Irish time on February 9th, 1996, just four hours afte(...)

 US attorney for the southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman (right) points as he speaks during a news conference about the arrest of American financier Jeffrey Epstein in New York on July 8th. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Who was Jeffrey Epstein? Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his prison cell on Saturday morning, was a 66-year-old finance executive. His glitter(...)

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