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US president Joe Biden leaves after speaking about an initiative to help small businesses threatened by the pandemic. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

Flags will be flown at half mast on federal buildings for five days in the United States as the country remembers the 500,000 lives lost to the Covid-(...)

Merrick Garland delivers remarks  in Wilmington, Delaware, as he is nominated to become US attorney general. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

US president-elect Joe Biden has chosen Merrick Garland, the federal appeals court judge whose nomination to the US supreme court was blocked by Repub(...)

The lands, which are  home to filming for the hit TV series Vikings, have been closed to walkers since the spring, with the estate saying the actions were necessary to protect its staff from Covid-19. Photograph: Eric Luke

Entry for walkers to the currently closed Luggala estate in Co Wicklow, now owned by an Italian hedge-fund billionaire, will be strictly limited, even(...)

The Aughinish Alumina refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick. The US senate defeated a bid led by Democrat Charles Schumer to overturn a deal lifting sanctions earlier this week, easing the threat against the refinery

Seán Garland, managing director of Aughinish Alumina, wrote to US Senate minority leader Charles Schumer this week warning that the threat of sanction(...)