US president Donald Trump: 2019 will ultimately be remembered as the year that led to the mercurial businessman becoming only the third president in US history to be impeached. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Twenty-nineteen may be remembered as the year when the United States and the world became inured to the presidency of Donald Trump, the mercurial(...)

 Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted Iran did not want war. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Any US or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring “all-out war”, Tehran said on Thursday, keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries (...)

At a joint press conference on Monday, Macron said he hoped a meeting would take place between Trump and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in the coming weeks - a timeline Trump agreed was realistic. That would be a significant coup for Macron and an important step in defusing tensions. Photograph:  Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s self-imposed isolation at last year’s G7 summit in Quebec, a gathering he sabotaged by disowning the final communiqué and tweet-bashing(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani delivers his speech during a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi (Freedom) square in Tehran, Iran. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

President Hassan Rouhani struck a defiant tone as millions of Iranians gathered in cities across the country to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the (...)

 Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greeting the crowd during a meeting with Iranian students in Tehran, Iran, today. Behind him is a portrait of his predecessor,  Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran as an Islamic Republic. Khamenei has held the position of supreme leader for almost 30 years. Photograph: Handout/EPA

Iran’s top leader said on Saturday that US president Donald Trump’s policies face opposition across the world as Washington prepared to reimpose sanct(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: “We, of course, respect the right of the individual union, the ASTI, not to accept the Haddington Road agreement,” he said, speaking in New York where he is attending the UN General Assembly.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said the Government will not renegotiate the Haddington Road agreement, backing comments by the Taoiseach that the cutbacks(...)