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Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney  said he would like to see a US ambassador to Ireland named. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The United States is preparing to appoint a special envoy to Northern Ireland the US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has confirmed. Responding to qu(...)

Latest move cements the downfall of a politically-connected dealmaker whose aggressive global expansion came to symbolise the financial overreach of China’s debt-laden conglomerates. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

China’s government will take temporary control of Anbang Insurance Group and prosecute founder Wu Xiaohui for alleged fraud, cementing the downfall o(...)

Former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, chief of staff John Kelly and senior adviser Jared Kushner. Porter’s resignation this month after domestic abuse allegations against him became public has increased White House tensions.   Photograph:  Tom Brenner/The New York Times

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is resisting giving up his access to highly classified information, prompting a(...)

 Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas: called for an international Middle East peace conference to be convened later this year. Photograph:  Timothy A Clary/Getty Images

The United States is “ready to talk” Middle East peace with the Palestinians, US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Tuesday in remar(...)

Rob Porter (right)   who resigned last week ahead of the expected publication of details in a newspaper about his alleged abuse of two ex-wives. Photograph:  Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

Controversy over the White House’s handling of a former aide accused of spousal abuse has intensified after the FBI director confirmed that the bureau(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas: US president Donald Trump’s  decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital  made it impossible for the Palestinian Authority under Abbas to sit down at the negotiating table. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Is it a sign of incorrigible optimism or mass delusion that so many of us still refer to the Middle East peace process in the present tense? Many year(...)

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly walks with White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter to depart with U.S. President Donald Trump aboard the Marine One helicopter from the White House in Washington, U.S. November 29, 2017. Picture taken November 29, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The White House has become embroiled in a fresh controversy after an aide to US president Donald Trump was forced to resign after allegations of domes(...)

US President Donald Trump and former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

President Donald Trump has dismissed as “fake news” a New York Times report that he ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June, bu(...)

People look at an artwork depicting Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, in Doha. Since the imposition of a boycott of Qatar by other Gulf states, Tamim has become the object of a fervent personality cult. Photograph: Naseem Zeitoon/Reuters

For the emir of Qatar, there has been little that money can’t buy. As a teenager he dreamed of becoming the Boris Becker of the Arab world, so his par(...)

 Palestinian women   at a   UN Relief and Works Agency (Unrwa)-run clinic in  Gaza: The agency   provides support for 5,266,603 registered refugees. Photograph:  Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

The Trump administration’s decision on Tuesday to slash its funding to the UN agency serving Palestinian refugees could have wide economic, social and(...)

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