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Former US secretary of state Colin Powell. He had undergone treatment for multiple myeloma, which compromised his immune system, a spokeswoman said. Photograph: Tim Sloan/AFP via Getty Images

Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state who played a pivotal role in attempting to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died from complicatio(...)

Pat Kenny: tales of societal breakdown are grist to the Newstalk broadcaster’s mill. Photograph: Frank Miller

The reports that Pat Kenny hears from the beleaguered city confirm his worst fears. With the situation out of control, people are being intimidated by(...)

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will this week make their first visit  overseas as president and First Lady. They will  visit Britain, Belgium and Switzerland Mr Biden will  meet a series of world leaders. Photograph: The New York Times

US president Joe Biden will make his first overseas trip as US president this week, determined to convince allies and adversaries “America is back” af(...)

Sounding as effortless as Tubridy does isn’t as easy as it seems.

If the first casualty of war is truth, as the old maxim insists, so Ryan Tubridy thinks the pandemic is responsible for the demise of another abstract(...)

Former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AFP via Getty Images

Beijing has imposed sanctions on several former Trump administration officials, including ex-US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, accusing them of havin(...)

Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, speaks to the media in the US Capitol early on Thursday. Photograph:  Erin Scott/Bloomberg

Simon & Schuster has said it would cancel the publication of an upcoming book by senator Josh Hawley, one of several members of Congress who tried(...)

I have American friends who believe the divisions that Trump has exploited are now so deep that the country will ultimately split. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Bloomberg

Four years ago pollsters were confident that Donald Trump would lose. Stock market soothsayers predicted Wall Street would tumble after a Trump victor(...)

John Bolton, former national security adviser to Donald Trump. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The US justice department has opened a criminal investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton unlaw(...)

Kim Jong-un and  Donald Trump during their historic US-North Korea summit in Singapore in June  2018. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Bob Woodward’s second book on the Trump White House has a title, Rage, and promises to reveal the secrets of “25 personal letters exchanged between [D(...)

US health secretary Alex Azar speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15th as Donald Trump looks on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

The US is sending the highest level cabinet official to Taiwan since cutting diplomatic ties with Taipei 41 years ago, reflecting rising support for t(...)

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