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Northern Ireland  has fallen further behind the rest of the UK since the 1998 peace accord, which many believed would bring an economic dividend.  Photograph Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The level of subvention Northern Ireland receives from the UK exchequer has become, like so many things in the North, politicised. It is regularly – a(...)

Diplomats under the Biden administration, have been busy promoting the US’s return to the liberal-multilateral mainstream. Photograph: Getty

It’s a staple of that dismal genre, the political memoir: the new leader, swept into office and eager to act, quickly confronts the limits of his or h(...)

The car packed with explosives detonated in Logar’s capital of Pul-e Alam, Afghanistan

A huge car bomb blast killed at least 27 people and injured dozens more in Afghanistan’s eastern Logar province on Friday evening, with high school st(...)

At a live televised address from the Capitol, US president Joe Biden sets out the achievements of his first 100 days in office. Photograph: Melina Mara-Pool/Getty

President of the United States Joe Biden urged the US Congress to support a “once-in-a-generation” investment in America as he delivered his first add(...)

US president Joe Biden speaking on the North Lawn of the White House in Washington  on  April 27th. Photograph:  Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden will make his first address to Congress on Wednesday night as he seeks to set out the key achievements of his first 100 days in(...)

Jason Black pictured at Mount Errigal.

The Karakoram highway, running along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, is one of the most spectacular and dangerous roads on the planet. It(...)

 US president Joe Biden: A  declaration would not carry any tangible penalties beyond humiliating Turkey and tainting its history with an inevitable comparison to the Holocaust. Photograph: Doug Mills/EPA

Joe Biden is expected to recognise the Armenian genocide, becoming the first US president to formally designate as such the killings that occurred mor(...)

Yasmin Khan: This recipe always takes me back to Lesbos’s beautiful yet haunted shores. Photograph: iStock

Lesbos is Greece’s third-largest island, sitting in the Aegean Sea just 16 miles off the Turkish coast. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful place, with lo(...)

Former UK veterans minister Johnny Mercer. File photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA

Johnny Mercer has said he had “no choice” but to leave the UK government after frustration at a lack of progress on legislation to protect British arm(...)

American soldiers in full gear aboard a C-17 transport bound for Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, earlier in the Afghan campaign. File photograph: New York Times

President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in September is an important and welcome, al(...)

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