Woodrow Wilson

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Hundreds of Haitians gather in front of the US embassy in the hope that they will be granted a visa to leave their country. Photograph: Orlando Barria/EPA

Haiti’s interim government has asked the US to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it tries to stabilise the country and prepare the way fo(...)

Historian Michael Laffan (left) with Michael Portillo  at  Kings Hall Belfast. Partition 1921 is to be broadcast on RTÉ One at 9.30pm on Monday, June 14th.

One hundred years ago there was no US president willing to give a demarche (diplomatic warning) to the then British prime minister over policies on U(...)

A Donald Trump supporter holding a QAnon flag  in Keystone, South Dakota. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty

Last year, I inflicted a series of letters to my Irish father on the reading public of the United States and, I am told, several customers at Hodges F(...)

White House physician Sean Conley answers questions alongside by other doctors, during an update on the condition of US president Donald Trump at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland on Monday. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Sean Conley’s appearance in front of the television cameras on Monday was everything Donald Trump wanted to see from one of his advisers: it was confi(...)

Woodrow Wilson, the 28th US president: the White House played down his Spanish flu, referring to the illness as a mere cold. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/ Getty

A deadly pandemic raged across the world. Millions had been infected. And suddenly the US president himself was hit by the virus. The year was 1919. (...)

A motorcyclist flies a Confederate flag during a protest against a coronavirus stay-at-home order  in Olympia, Washington state, on May 9th. Photograph: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images

Once in a while America’s former slave states resemble one of those horror movies in which the monster keeps lurching back to life. There have been en(...)

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg: The greenest greens equate economic and even demographic growth with the depletion of the planet.  Photograph:  Eric Baradat

The first photographs of our planet from the moon made it look as finite and delicate as a glass ball. The images are credited in some quarters for th(...)

John Purroy Mitchel on May 11th, 1914 at the memorial for the Veracruz dead. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir lies at the heart of Central Park in New York City. A frequent backdrop to Hollywood movies, its 2.5 kilometr(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘Denmark carries Greenland at  great loss and strategically for the United States it would be very nice’. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

Donald Trump has confirmed he is considering an attempt to buy Greenland for strategic reasons, though he said the idea was “not number one on the bur(...)

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler meets with the Vatican ambassador. File photograph: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

“We behold with sorrow,” wrote Achille Ratti (the new Pope Pius XI) in 1922, “society lapsing back slowly but surely into a state of barbarism.” Despi(...)

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