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US president Donald Trump with former attorney general Jeff Sessions during the FBI National Academy graduation ceremony last year. File photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

A combative Donald Trump claimed “close to a complete victory” on Wednesday as Republicans expanded their Senate majority but lost the House of Repres(...)

Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

As America voted in one of the most significant midterm elections in decades on Tuesday, The Irish Times asked readers across the US to shar(...)

US president Donald Trump on his way to a rally in Florida on Wednesday. “We’re going to be prepared – they’re not coming into our country,” he said of migrants heading towards the US. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has pledged to send up to 15,000 troops to the US border as he ramped up his anti-immigration rhetoric ahead of next week’s (...)

James and Mbappe exchange shirts last August.

Arriving at the AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs last weekend, LeBron James caused a bit of a stir with his fashion choices. A Beto O’Rou(...)

US president Donald Trump was described by erstwhile enemies Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham as ‘a snivelling coward’ and a ‘jackass’. Both are now allies. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

A lifetime on and in front of the television, that hurried medium, trained Donald Trump in the art of the compressed jibe. Next to “low energy” and “l(...)

Honduran migrants taking part in a caravan heading to the US, rest during a stop in their journey, in Huixtla, Chiapas state, Mexico, on Tuesday. Photograph: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump again warned that he could deploy the military to prevent a caravan of migrants which is making its way towards the United States from en(...)

 Beto O’Rourke, who is taking on  Ted Cruz for his senate seat, is one of ActBlue’s most high-profile clients. Photograph:Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News/Pool via Reuters

A 30-minute drive northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, in the leafy suburb of Somerville, lies the headquarters of ActBlue. This non-profit organisatio(...)

Beto O’Rourke, running for the US Senate seat, addresses supporters during a campaign rally at Texas Southern University in Houston last week. Photo: Loren Elliott/Reuters

The footage of Beto O’Rourke nonchalantly skateboarding around a WhataBurger car park in Texas lasts just under one minute. Long enough for informed o(...)

Nikki Haley with US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Tuesday, where they announced her resignation as US ambassador to the UN. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The United States’ ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, announced her resignation on Tuesday in an unexpected move that took even senior Whi(...)

Senator Lindsey Graham  speaks to reporters after the final vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday. The process brings to completion Graham’s transformation from Trump critic to Trump lackey. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was an especially ugly episode of a reality-show presidency that degrades almost eve(...)

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