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Immigration activists marching  in front of the US Capitol on February 7th. The Daca programme,  which gave protection to the young, undocumented immigrants, is due to expire on March 5th. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

The future of “Dreamers” – young people who were brought to the United States as children – remains uncertain after the US Senate failed to agree on (...)

US president Donald Trump alongside Defense Secretary James Mattis and Vice President Mike Pence at the Pentagon last month. A new nuclear policy issued by the Trump administration last Friday vows to counter a rush by the Russians to modernise their forces. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

A treaty committing the United States and Russia to keeping their nuclear arsenals at their lowest levels since the Cold War came into effect on Monda(...)

The stand-off has caused president Donald Trump to cancel his planned departure on Air Force One to Mar-a-Lago on Friday afternoon. Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Frantic negotiations were continuing in Washington on Friday in a bid to avoid a government shutdown, as politicians raced to secure enough votes for (...)

White House presidential physician Ronny Jackson answers questions about Donald Trump’s health after the president’s annual physical, at the White House in Washington, on Tuesday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

President Donald Trump was given a clean bill of health on Tuesday, after White House doctor Ronny Jackson declared the 45th president of the United S(...)

Supporters of US president Donald Trump along the route of his motorcade as it travels from Mar-a-Lago to Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Efforts to secure an agreement on Daca, the programme that protects undocumented migrants who came to the United States as children, are fading as th(...)

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he would be upset if the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution was repealed.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he would be upset if the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution was repealed. “The Eighth A(...)

Taking a hike? Speculation is rife that House speaker Paul Ryan is preparing to step down from the post. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo /EPA

Even by the usual standards of Donald Trump’s presidency, it was a busy week in Washington as the political world prepared for next week’s Christmas r(...)

It never rains but it pours: Ireland is facing the double whammy of Brexit and the impending overhaul of US tax policy. Photograph: iStock

With the biggest overhaul of US taxation in three decades and the small matter of Brexit waiting for us in 2018, it would be remiss to think it’ll be (...)

 File photograph of a North Korean missile launch. Photograph: EPA/KCNA

US president Donald Trump issued a stark warning to North Korea after Pyongyang launched its latest missile, pledging that the US would “take care of (...)

LBJ Presidential Library: President and Lady Bird Johnson outside their complex, at the University of Texas at Austin, in 1971. Photograph: Bettmann/Getty

On the northern outskirts of Austin, Texas, an imposing 1970s building towers over the sprawling campus of the city’s university. The Lyndon Baines J(...)

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