David Trimble and  Ken Maginnis of the Ulster Unionist Party told the US government  “it was important not to humiliate [Ian Paisley] any further”. Photograph: Michael Crabtree/Reuters

The Ulster Unionist Party gave the US government advice on how to handle Ian Paisley saying “it was important not to humiliate” the Democratic Unionis(...)

Bill Clinton:  British diplomat Jonathan Powell conceded years later that the president’s  decision to grant Adams a visa-waiver in 1994 was the right thing to do. Photograph: Getty Images

Gerry Adams arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York at 4.30pm on Monday, January 31st, 1994, on Aer Lingus flight 105 from Dublin. Previously denied ac(...)

Former US  director of national intelligence James Clapper  (centre) has joined a growing chorus of alarm over president Trump’s erratic behaviour. Photograph: JimLo Scalzo

Donald Trump’s access to the nuclear codes is “pretty damn scary”, a former US intelligence chief has said, calling Trump’s rally in Arizona on Tuesda(...)

An Islamic State militant uses announces to residents of Taqba city that Tabqa air base has fallen to his group. Photograph: Reuters

Senior Republicans yesterday called for expanded air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and for the first time in Syria, to destroy th(...)