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 US president Donald Trump addressing the UN general assembly in a pre-recorded message  at the UN in New York. Photograph: Eskinder Debebe/UN/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump delivered a defiant address to the United Nations on Tuesday, hitting out at China and defending his America-first policy. (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo  with British foreign secretary Dominic Raab at the State Department in Washington, on Wednesday. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/Pool via AP

US Democrats came out in force this week to express support for the Irish-EU position challenging the British government’s attempts to undermine the N(...)

Mr Biden, who is an Irish-American, is currently leading in polls as he seeks to become the 46th president of the United States. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

US presidential candidate Joe Biden has warned Britain that the Belfast Agreement cannot become “a casualty of Brexit, ” as he stressed that a trade d(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: Should he make it to the White House, Biden would have completed the longest marathon in US political history. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

It was late afternoon on February 2nd, the eve of the Iowa caucuses. We were jammed into a high-school gymnasium in Des Moines, the state capital, for(...)

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(...)

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