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The Government has proposed tighter travel restriction as  the Level 5 lockdown is extended until the beginning of March. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Visa-free travel from South Africa and most South American countries has been banned, except for in exceptional circumstances, due to the emergence of(...)

Donald and Melania Trump at the White House in Washington, DC: Mr Trump is the first US president in history to be impeached twice. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/ AFP via Getty

Members of incoming US president Joe Biden’s cabinet moved a step closer to confirmation of their posts on Tuesday as they appeared before key Senate (...)

Security is increased around the US Capitol ahead of the inauguration of president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/John Minchillo

Incoming US president Joe Biden is planning an ambitious slate of executive orders in the first days of his presidency, as he seeks to distance himsel(...)

Shoppers at a  flea market in Georgetown in Washington, DC, last Sunday. Photograph:  Daniel Slim/AFP via Getty Images

As residents of Washington, DC process the events of the past 10 days, which saw supporters of Donald Trump mob the Capitol and thousands of armed sol(...)

US president Donald Trump will leave Washington on Wednesday morning, hours before the inauguration of his Democratic successor Joe Biden. File photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump will depart the White House for Mar-a-Lago, Florida next Wednesday morning, as he becomes the first president in modern time(...)

Jacob Anthony Chansley, centre, with other Trump supporters   in the  Capitol  building, in Washington. Photograph: Erin Schaff/ The New York Times

Arrests took place across the United States at the weekend as some of those suspected of being responsible for last week’s riot in the US Capitol were(...)

The US Supreme Court is seen through a damaged entrance of the US Capitol on Thursday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The world may have looked on in disbelief as images of the US Capitol under siege flashed across screens this week. But for anyone observing the last (...)

Ivanka Trump was believed to be a voice of reason around her father. File photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

In the twilight hours of a reality TV star’s presidency, during the throes of a deadly pandemic, MAGA thugs in combat gear, some waving Confederate fl(...)

Pro-choice protesters dance outside the National Congress as senators decide on the legalization of abortion on Tuesday in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The proposal authorises legal, voluntary and free interruption of pregnancy until the 14th week while allowing doctor’s conscientious objection. Photograph: Ricardo Ceppi/Getty Images

The decision by Argentina’s senate to legalise abortion marks a major advance for women’s rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, home to some of t(...)

Abortion-rights activists watch live video of lawmakers in session, outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, before it approved a bill to legalise abortion. Photograph: AP

Argentina’s Senate voted on Wednesday to legalise abortion, a first for a big country in Latin America and a triumph for women’s rights campaigners a(...)

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