John Richardson and his partner in front of the Park Hotel and Lake in the Burgerpark, Bremen, Germany

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, John Richardson fr(...)

William Clyde Allen III appears in a booking photo provided by Davis County Sheriff in Utah. Photograph: Reuters

The FBI on Wednesday arrested a Navy veteran suspected of sending two envelopes sent to the Pentagon this week that contained raw materials for the de(...)

US second fleet: the aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman and its strike-group ships in the Atlantic last year. Photograph: Scott Swofford/US Navy/EPA

The United States navy is re-establishing its second fleet, responsible for the northern Atlantic Ocean, and offering to host a new Nato command as th(...)

Vice-admiral Joseph Aucoin, commander of the US 7th Fleet, has been relieved of his duties “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command”, the US navy said in a statement. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

The US navy on Wednesday said it had removed its 7th Fleet commander, vice-admiral Joseph Aucoin, after a series of collisions involving its warships (...)

 Mosul’s skyline featuring the historic leaning minaret  of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, where Islamic State  group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate   in 2014. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

Positioned in bombed-out apartments overlooking west Mosul, Iraqi police snipers have in the last few days advanced to within a few hundred metres of (...)

A displaced Iraqi man carries his belongings and pushes a child  after fleeing their homes due to the ongoing fighting between government forces and Islamic State (IS) on Saturday in Mosul. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian(...)