New York’s wealthy are starting to feel a little uneasy as tax issues grows.

On a recent morning, Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president and New York City mayoral hopeful, was providing comfort to one of the city’s beleague(...)

David Dinkins marching at the front of the 29th annual African-American Day Parade in Harlem, flanked by Al Sharpton and Ruth Messinger, in 1997. Photograph: Michael Schmelling/AP

David Dinkins, a barber’s son who became New York City’s first black mayor on the wings of racial harmony but who was turned out by voters after one t(...)

The group Save Our Streets holds a peace march near the scene in Brooklyn where a one-year-old child, Davell Gardner jnr, was shot and killed. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The shooting death of one-year-old Davell Gardner at a barbecue in Brooklyn last Sunday evening was surely heartbreaking. It was also another ominous (...)

Fired: US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty

US attorney general William Barr said on Saturday that President Donald Trump had fired Geoffrey Berman, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan whose(...)

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine speaks  with US president Donald Trump  in New York last month.  Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

The top US diplomat in Ukraine raised concerns that Washington was withholding military aid to pressure Kiev into helping Donald Trump investigate Joe(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate, former vice-president Joe Biden, greets guests at the Polk County Democrats’ “steak fry” event on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty

Former US vice-president Joe Biden, a frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, on Saturday called for an investigation into report(...)

Donald Trump: “I hope it’s not so, because if it is, there’s never been anything like it in the history of our country.” Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Donald Trump escalated his attack on his intelligence services on Wednesday, warning that the FBI’s alleged covert contact with his 2016 election camp(...)

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, who   is part of the legal team representing Reza Zarrab, a Turkish gold trader jailed in Manhattan on charges of conspiring to violate the American sanctions on Iran. Photograph: Kevin Hagen/New York Times

In late February, as the United States and the rest of the world were adjusting to President Donald Trump, and Turkey was focused on a push by its pre(...)

 Donald Trump greets supporters at a rally  in Ocala, Florida, on Wednesday, during which he urged voters to read the messages “released by Wikileaks”. Photograph: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

In the final weeks of a dizzying US presidential campaign, Donald Trump is suddenly embracing an unlikely ally: The document-spilling group Wikileaks (...)

Gardaí on   patrol in  Temple Bar. Residents  echoed a commonly-held view  that gardaí are lacking resources to effectively police the  area. Photograph: Frank Miller

Residents of Dublin’s Temple Bar have said they are no longer willing to tolerate the status quo when it comes to crime in the area. A public meeting (...)

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