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Senate majority leader  Mitch McConnell ahead of the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, in Washington, on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

Republicans know very well who they are. That’s why it was such a juicy moment when Hakeem Jeffries, the congressman from Brooklyn and Democratic impe(...)

The US government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, according to reports. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The US government has launched a national-security review of the China-owned video app TikTok, according to reports. The reports on Friday from Reut(...)

Photograph: Joel Sage  AFP via Getty Images

TikTok owner ByteDance is focused on hiring staff to beef up its international operations before considering an initial public offering in the US or H(...)

US national security advisor John Bolton arrives for a meeting with Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid at Downing Street in London, Britain. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Irish officials in Washington have stepped-up efforts to highlight Ireland’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on the Belfast agreement, following s(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton said many in the US Republican Party were in favour of Brexit in the hope it would lead to a break-up of the EU. File imag: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Ireland should not expect the United States to play any role in resolving the current impasse between the UK and the European Union over the backstop (...)

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photograph: Manaure Quintero/Reuters

The US government has imposed financial sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as part of its escalating campaign of pressure again(...)

Unlike the green card, which confers permanent residence status, employment visas are time limited and usually employer and job specific. Photograph: iStock

What is the current situation with moving to America? The holy grail for those hoping to move to the US long-term is the green card and permanent res(...)

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: “We consider this as part of our rights under the nuclear deal.” Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Iran has breached internationally-agreed limits on its enriched uranium stocks in a further blow to a landmark nuclear deal US president Donald Trump (...)

US president Donald Trump  and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Shannon airport on Wednesday. Mr Varadkar said they also  discussed the taxation in Ireland of large companies. Photograph:  Pool/Getty Images

Hopes that thousands of Irish citizens could gain access to a new class of visa have been raised after US president Donald Trump said he intervened wi(...)

A proposal to extend to Irish citizens the E3 visa scheme, which is currently only available to Australian nationals, progressed through the US congress late last year, but ultimately failed to garner sufficient support in the Senate, after Arkansas senator Tom Cotton blocked the measure. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A Bill to extend the E3 visa scheme to Irish citizens has been reintroduced in the US Congress as part of a renewed effort to win congressional suppor(...)

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