Tony Blinken

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Irish Ambassador to the US  Anne Anderson with assistant secretary of the bureau of educational and cultural affairs at the US State Department Evan Ryan as the J-1 was signed. Photograph: Flickr/Kelsey Brannan, ECA, U.S. Department of State

The J-1 visa programme that allows Irish students work for 12 months in the US is being extended for another three years under a new agreement signed (...)

  A visit by Northern Ireland’s departing First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness to the White House could involve a meeting with   vice-president Joe Biden (right), and possibly a brief greeting with  President Barack Obama. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Gerry Moriarty in Belfast and Simon Carswell in Washington Irish and American officials are trying to plan a visit by Northern Ireland’s departing F(...)

Gerry Adams: Described the State Department’s postponement of a meeting with a senior US diplomat as “bizarre”. Photograph: The Irish Times

The US State Department declined to respond to criticism by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams that its decision to cancel his meeting with a high-rankin(...)

People fleeing Islamic State fighters in Mosul last June arrive at a checkpoint in Irbil, in northern Iraq. Photograph: Kamal Akrayi/EPA

Iraq’s national security adviser Falah Fayadh was in Washington struggling to arrange delivery of US fighter jets to aid the country’s fight against a(...)

Smoke rises after a US-led airstrike in the Syrian town of Kobani, on the Turkish border, yesterday.  Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Thousands of people “will most likely be massacred” if Kobani falls to Islamic State fighters, a UN envoy said yesterday, as militants fought deepe(...)

President Barack Obama  held a video conference call with David Cameron, François Hollande, Angela Merkel and Matteo Renzi about allowing unrestricted access to the site of the downed Malaysian jet. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

The discussion on US president Barack Obama’s 50th telephone call with European leaders on the conflict in eastern Ukraine marks a more synchronised a(...)

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, take cover behind an armoured vehicle as they attempt to take over a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol yesterday. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Russian forces gathering on the border with eastern Ukraine may be poised to invade, the White House warned today, as the government in Kiev said t(...)