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  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York: The Green New Deal is a proposal offered by progressive Democrats that would dramatically shift the United States away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy. Photograph: Saul  Loeb/ AFP/Getty Images

Three decades of federal “gridlock” in the US on reducing carbon emissions will cause $1 trillion in damage to the global economy, a report by the Ins(...)

By December, we may be watching Game of Thrones from a cosy post-Brexit bunker

Time to look forward to 2019. In the coming year we will continue to wonder why anybody would want to be host of the Oscars or manage Manchester Unite(...)

Nasa’s InSight lander on the surface of Mars. Photograph: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/via Reuters

The latest automated lander to reach the surface of Mars set up camp last week on the surface of Mars and is already at work. InSight has sent back pi(...)

Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

As America voted in one of the most significant midterm elections in decades on Tuesday, The Irish Times asked readers across the US to shar(...)

Experience + Innocence: Bono at U2’s London show on Tuesday. Photograph: Simone Joyner/Getty

By any yardstick a 61-date world tour is going to be gruelling, not least on the back of a 51-show tour only a year earlier. But the home stretch is w(...)

 John Deasy: “Definite progress has been made in the last two or three weeks.” Photograph: Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There are renewed hopes in Government circles that an agreement granting visas to Irish citizens to live and work in the United States could be within(...)

 Former New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu: “Plenty of gas left in the tank,” he says. Photograph:  Paul Marotta/Getty Images

Mitch Landrieu remembers the moment when he realised the gravity of what he was about to do. “Here I was, mayor of a major American city in the midst (...)

Demonstrators protest against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US supreme court due to sexual assault claims. Photograph:   Saul Loeb

They watched in cafes and bars, in living rooms and kitchens around the country, through  iPhones, live streams and cable TV. On Thursday, millio(...)

Brendan Dassey appears in court at the Manitowoc County Courthouse in Wisconsin in 2007. File photograph: Dan Powers/The Post-Crescent/AP

Netflix’s hit true-crime documentary series Making a Murderer will return for a second season on October 19th, focusing on the appeals cases of Steven(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin with US actor Steven Seagal  at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool

Steven Seagal has just been appointed by Vladimir Putin as special representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties, which means, either I’m having som(...)

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