Brussels must share some of the blame for letting the dispute arise and get out of hand. Photograph:  John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

The US consulate in Belfast was established in 1796 by president George Washington and is the second-oldest US diplomatic mission in the world, after (...)

Jobless men line up for a free meal in Los Angeles in December 1934 during the Great Depression. Photograph: New York Times

The colours of the traditional barber’s sign, a pole with red and white diagonal stripes, signify blood and the barber’s apron because the barber use (...)

President Donald Trump at a rally on January 14th in  Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph:  Joshua Lott/Getty

History will be made next week when the impeachment trial of Donald J Trump opens in the US Senate – only the third time in history that a sitting US (...)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and others:  a pre-Christmas impeachment vote is almost certain. Photograph: Shawn Thew

US president Donald Trump is poised to become the third president in US history to be impeached, as Democrats filed two articles of impeachment agains(...)

Fiona Hill, born in northern England, hadhad gone to work for Donald Trump in the spirit of non-partisan public service, but  was emerging – unwillingly but inexorably – as his nemesis. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Long before Fiona Hill arrived to testify on Capitol Hill, there was a long line for public seats and a crackling sense of anticipation for one of the(...)

US president Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, during a Cabinet meeting at the White House, Monday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/Bloomberg

The US’s acting ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, is scheduled to testify before three House of Representatives committees on Tuesday, as the impeac(...)

Rare Irish William III bleeding bowl, €3,000-€4,000

A rare Irish William III bleeding bowl dating from 1699 is one of the lots at the forthcoming Adam’s Country House Collection sale at Townley Hall in (...)

Tom McGrath, owner of the Black Sheep pub, on a run in New York on August 3rd this year. Photograph: Monique Jaques/The New York Times

The Black Sheep pub in Midtown was crowded as usual on a recent Friday night, but there was a sense of urgency in the air. Regulars periodically put d(...)

Trump announced plans for a major firework display at the Lincoln Memorial. ‘Like no one had ever thought of fireworks on the Mall before’- this photo from 2000. Photograph:  William Philpott Reuters

Halloween is sugary. Thanksgiving is fattening and fraught. Christmas is expensive. New Year’s Eve is annoying. Memorial Day is laced with melancholy.(...)

Donnacha O’Brien and Magna Grecia win the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Magna Grecia provided Aidan O’Brien with his 10th victory in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. It is 21 years since the Ballydoyle maestro first w(...)

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