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Michael Flynn and US president Donald Trump arrive at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, on February 6th. Flynn has resigned as Trump’s national security adviser. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

For many the telling moment came on Friday. As he entered the east room of the White House to hear US president Donald Trump’s joint press remarks w(...)

US president Donald Trump is imposing sanctions on 13 people and a dozen companies in response to Iran’s recent ballistic missile test. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US on Friday sanctioned 13 individuals and 12 entities under its Iran sanctions authority, days after the White House put Tehran “on notice” over (...)

Any hope that the office of the US presidency would begin to transform or moderate its new incumbent’s tone or rhetoric, or infuse him with some appro(...)

Minster for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and Japanese Foreign Minister Mr Fumio Kishida, crack open a barrel of Japanese Sake in a ceremony at Iveagh House , Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

This year, Japan and Ireland mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations on 5th March 1957. At the start of this commemorab(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry last Thursday sharply rebuked Israel in a speech explaining the US refusal to veto UN Security Council resolution 233(...)

Former chief executive of oil and gas company Petroceltic Brian O’Cathain. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Winners Patrick and John Collison, Stripe It has been a very good year for Limerick brothers and Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. The two (...)

The Israeli settlement of Maale Edumim. The leader of the right-wing Jewish Home party  said it will introduce a Bill for Israel to annex the major West Bank settlement blocs. Photograph: Reuters/Amir Cohen

Israel has launched an unprecedented diplomatic offensive against both the outgoing administration of US president Barack Obama and those countries w(...)

Israeli settlers, many teenagers referred to as “hilltop youth”, on the outskirts of Amona in the West Bank on Friday. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

As residents of the illegal West Bank outpost of Amona prepared to usher in the Jewish Sabbath on Friday evening – together with more than 1,000 milit(...)

The US Department of Transportation on Friday night granted a permit to Norwegian Air International to operate a transatlantic Cork-Boston service. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

US president-elect Donald Trump will have an opportunity to reverse the decision by the US Department of Transportation to grant a foreign carrier per(...)

George Bush ignored repeated warnings from economists over  fiscal profligacy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is a myth that the US Republican Party is populated with fiscally conservative but responsible politicians – a myth largely perpetuated by the R(...)

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