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The aftermath of the 1998 Omagh bombing: “Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich, for example, could benefit from a crash course in the Troubles to remind them that Isis no more equals Islam that the UDA equals Protestantism or the IRA Catholicism.” Photograph: Frank Millar/The Irish Times

After every atrocity, the screens and airwaves fill with terrorism experts trying to fill the void in rational language opened up by the latest unspea(...)

Indiana governor Mike Pence has been selected by Donald Trump to be his running mate. Mr Pence hails from an Irish Catholic family with grandparents from Sligo and Clare. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Getty Images

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has formally named Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate, ending weeks of speculati(...)

Indiana governor Mike Pence, raised in an Irish American Catholic family, might shore up concerns about Mr Trump, the thrice-married former Democrat, among social conservatives. Photograph: John Sommers/Reuters

Indiana’s “Crossroads of America” motto took on new meaning as the midwestern state hosted crunch meetings between Donald Trump and potential running (...)

Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump: his allies dismiss the criticism as politically motivated and historically suspect. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The comparison was inflammatory, to say the least. William F Weld, a former governor of Massachusetts, equated Donald Trump’s immigration plan with Kr(...)

If Hillary Clinton wins in November, Bill Clinton will occupy a doubly unique role in US political history – not just as the first First Husband, but also as the first First Spouse who used to be president.

If Hillary Clinton wins in November, Bill Clinton will occupy a doubly unique role in US political history – not just as the first First Husband, but (...)

Republican candidate Ted Cruz arrives for a Wisconsin primary night rally at the American Serb Banquet Hall in Milwaukee. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton stepped up her attacks on rival Bernie Sanders aiming to blunt his momentum after his big win in Wisco(...)

California governor Jerry Brown, first lady Michelle Obama and former US president George W Bush, right at Nancy Reagan’s funeral in California. Photograph: Chris Carlson/AP Photo

US first lady Michelle Obama and representatives from nine former presidential families led a bipartisan gathering of politicians and celebrities in p(...)

Dennis Hastert, speaker of the US House of Representatives from 1999-2007, allegedly paid an individual from his hometown of Yorkville $3.5 million (€3.2 million) to “compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct”. File photograph: Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images

Former speaker of the US House of Representatives Dennis Hastert has been charged with lying to the FBI and evading banking laws over the alleged paym(...)

Bruce Schneier, chief security officer at Resilient Bruce Schneier, chief security officer at security company Resilient, says the Sony attack, believed to be carried out by North Korea, exposed many of the major risks related to hacking.

Last year’s massive cyberattack on Sony – presumed to have been a nation state attack orchestrated by North Korea – presents many of the most pressing(...)

The Regal Chain said Sony’s decision to ditch The Interview was: “due to the wavering support of the film by Sony Pictures, as well as the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats.” Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

In the century-long history of the cinema we have never seen anything quite like the kerfuffle surrounding Sony’s decision to pull The Interview from (...)

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