British Prime Minister, Theresa May, leaves Finsbury Park mosque, where one man has died, eight people taken to hospital and a person arrested after the vehicle struck pedestrians. Visits last week by May and her colleagues to the Grenfell Tower disaster sites have been badly handled, ineffective and twitchy.  EPA/SEAN DEMPSEY

Philip Hammond’s television appearances today reminded me of Nigel Lawson’s deadly critique of Margaret Thatcher in a landmark interview with Brian Wa(...)

Hurrah for the Riff Raff band leader Alynda Segarra: “I started to become more open to modern music, because  so much modern stuff is truly revolutionary”

It was time for Alynda Segarra to head home. After a decade in New Orleans and some time thereafter in Nashville, the Hurray for the Riff Raff ba(...)

Peter Daly: August 22nd, 1933 –  January 30th,  2017

Peter Daly, a former New York City detective from Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, who was jailed for five years in 1975 for his part in police corruption, h(...)

Yvonne Watterson has been luckier than Guadalupe ‘Lupita’ García de Rayos.

I can barely remember a time when I did not harbour a desire to go to the United States, eager to take what American historian and political commentat(...)

The tech sector needs to accept that Peter Thiel is not going to be its intercessor with Donald Trump. Photograph: Andrew White/The New York Times

The technology industry, especially within Silicon Valley, likes to portray itself as groovily progressive.   Take weekly work time off to (...)

Republican senator John McCain, who passed on unverified intelligence documents about US president-elect Donald Trump to the FBI. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP

The extraordinary but unverified documents published on Tuesday on Donald Trump’s ties with Moscow began life as a piece of opposition research, which(...)

President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at the New Year’s Eve party at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The 118-room private club will be a winter White House for him to escape to. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

When US president-elect Donald Trump rang in the new year this weekend, he did it in Gatsby-like opulence, joined by actor Sylvester Stallone, the go(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin (left) and Exxon Mobil chief  Rex Tillerson take part in a signing ceremony at a Rosneft refinery in the Black Sea town of Tuapse, Russia, on  June 15th, 2012. Photograph:  Sputnik/Kremlin/Mikhail Klimentyev via Reuters

Exxon Mobil chief executive Rex Tillerson may have no diplomatic experience to speak of but US president-elect Donald Trump does not see it that way. (...)

 Rex W. Tillerson who is expected to be named US secretary of state. File photograph: EPA

US President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name the chief executive of Exxon Mobil as the country’s top diplomat, a source familiar with the situa(...)

Asked why Mitt Romney was up for secretary of state, a top aide quotes Trump as saying Romney “looks the part”.  Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Another week begins with the US president-elect hosting his ultimate episode of Celebrity Apprentice: D.C. – otherwise known as the selection of his c(...)