Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan and US president Donald Trump  at the US Capitol in Washington DC  on Thursday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The US House of Representatives passed a far-reaching tax reform package on Thursday in a big win for Republicans, though doubts remained over the fut(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin with his spokesman Dmitri Peskov (left) and foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (rear) at the recent G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/New York Times

Russia stepped up its war of words against the US this week after politicians in Washington moved to tighten sanctions to punish Moscow for allegedly (...)

US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan  speaks on the proposed American Health Care Act along with other Republican leaders during a news conference in Washington on  March 15th. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

US president Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party, when Republican leaders pulled le(...)

White House press secretary Sean Spicer: “The count keeps getting stronger for us,” he told    White House briefing. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The US House of Representatives is due to vote on a landmark bill to reform the nation’s healthcare system on Thursday in a vote that will be the firs(...)

Donald Trump’s protectionist statements and off-the-cuff Tweets have kept many investors on edge. Photograph: Reuters

Asian shares rose to two-month highs on Wednesday as investors looked to President-elect Donald Trump’s news conference later in the day for clues on (...)

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures to the audience at a campaign rally in West Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Donald Trump pushed back aggressively against what he called “false smears“ from women who alleged sexual transgressions by the Republican presidentia(...)

David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan: “I’m overjoyed to see Donald Trump and most Americans embrace most of the issues that I’ve championed for years.” Photograph:  Gustau Nacarino/Reuters/File Photo

RIP GOP There was no better place that an Irish bar for some Republicans to mourn the death of their party as Donald Trump formally accepted the pres(...)

A screengrab from one of the ads created by  lobby group  The RATE Coalition who are calling for the US Congress to reduce its corporate tax rate.

A group of American businesses are literally toasting Ireland’s low corporate tax rate in a series of online ads aimed at putting pressure on the US c(...)

Mexico’s ambassador to Ireland, Carlos García De Alba, who is soon to become  consul general in Los Angeles. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Carlos García De Alba should be the man most offended by Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Ireland given what the Republican has said but the Mexican a(...)

File photo: A mother holds her one-month old daughter, who was born with microcephaly and was exposed to the Zika virus during her mother’s pregnancy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Antonio Lacarda/EPA

After several weeks of study and debate, US health officials concluded that infection with the Zika virus during pregnancy causes the birth defect mi(...)

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