Bill Clinton:  British diplomat Jonathan Powell conceded years later that the president’s  decision to grant Adams a visa-waiver in 1994 was the right thing to do. Photograph: Getty Images

Gerry Adams arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York at 4.30pm on Monday, January 31st, 1994, on Aer Lingus flight 105 from Dublin. Previously denied ac(...)

US president Donald Trump flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Defense Secretary James Mattis, right, speaking  during an event at the Pentagon in Washington on  Friday. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump’s executive order closing US borders to refugees from seven countries has been put into effect. Refugees who were in the a(...)

It is easy to dismiss these debates as a circus, an unseemly scramble to court votes. On one level they are admirable. Hours of prime-time television are devoted to politics. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

‘I have beaten breast cancer. I have buried a child,” pleads former Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina on prime-time TV as she bids to bec(...)