United States secretary of state Antony Blinken (pictured) and national security adviser Jake Sullivan met separately with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney at Shannon Airport on Monday. Photograph: Alex Brandon/Pool/AFP via Getty

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney met with two of the Biden administration’s highest-ranking figures on Monday evening at Shannon Airport for(...)

  Liz Cheney speaks after being voted out of her House Republican Conference chair position in the US Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney was ousted on Wednesday as leader of the House Republican Conference, the latest sign of the continuing influence of (...)

 Gavin Newsom: the California’s governor’s   team have blamed Republicans and far-right conspiracy theorists for orchestrating the recall vote.  Photograph: Patrick T allon/AFP/Getty

California’s governor Gavin Newsom faces the prospect of an early ballot, after officials said they had received enough petition signatures to hold a(...)

White House press secretary Jen Psaki: “What our focus is on, and what the president’s focus is on when he came into office... was ensuring that we had enough vaccines.” Photograph: Samuel Corum

Tensions between US president Joe Biden and Republican governors continued on Thursday, after several states moved to lift their Covid mask mandates i(...)

Former US president Donald Trump has been acquitted in his second impeachment trial in the US Senate. File photograph:  Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Former US president Donald Trump has been acquitted in his second impeachment trial, as the US Senate failed to garner enough votes to convict him on (...)

National Guard troops at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Heightened security measures, including the possible closure of the National Mall in Washington DC, are being considered for next week’s US presidenti(...)

Samantha Power said she felt ‘immensely fortunate to have the chance to serve again, working with the incredible USAID team to confront Covid-19, climate change, humanitarian crises, and more.’ File photograph: Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images

Former US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has been nominated by president-elect Joe Biden to lead USAid, the government’s top developm(...)

US president Donald Trump gestures while arriving to speak from the Truman Balcony of the White House in Washington, DC  on Saturday. Photograph: Erin Scott/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump held a campaign-rally style event at the White House on Saturday, in his first public appearance since his release from hosp(...)

President Trump at the nomination ceremony  in the White House Rose Garden on Saturday, September 26th.   At least eight of those present later test positive. Photograph:   Olivier Douliery/ AFP via Getty

Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis has sparked a scramble to find out who else in his circle may have been infected. The ceremony to announce Amy Co(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: ‘We would not have had peace in Ireland if it hadn’t been for the United States in terms of interventions, support, encouragement and ongoing involvement.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Ireland will not become “collateral damage” on Brexit, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has warned as he kicked-off a series of engagements (...)

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