Yadiel Garcia and his father Fabricio, from Honduras,  pray during a migrant demonstration demanding clearer United States migration policies, at San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images

A developing situation at the US-Mexico border may present Joe Biden with one of the earliest challenges of his presidency. In recent weeks there has (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AP

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has lifted longstanding restrictions that limit US diplomatic relations with Taiwan, in a move that is likely to inc(...)

President Donald Trump returns to the White House after Joe Biden was announced as the winner of the US election. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP.

Donald Trump never admits defeat, but he faces a stark choice now that Democrat Joe Biden has won the White House — concede graciously for the sake of(...)

The health authority’s review into how other countries are dealing with Covid-19 outbreaks in schools was published on Friday. Photograph: iStock.

Temperature and symptom screening should not be conducted in schools, the Health Information and Quality Authority (Hiqa) has said following a review (...)

A Donald Trump supporter outside the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, where the president was playing a game on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has refused to publicly commit to accepting the results of the upcoming White House election, recalling a similar threat he (...)

Hamza bin Laden pictured at his wedding. Photograph:  Associated Press

Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza bin Laden, who was long viewed as heir to the leadership of al-Qaeda, is dead, according to two American officials. Hamza(...)

Migrant children play soccer at  Homestead  in Florida, the largest child detention facility in the US. Photograph: Scott McIntyre/The New York Times

Leaving the sprawling metropolis of Miami and driving south, signs soon point towards Homestead. The small town about an hour south of Florida’s bigge(...)

Prof Kevin Scannell  will work with researchers from NUI Galway to research and develop computer resources for the Irish language.

An American academic who has been awarded a scholarship to spend six months in Connemara has said he plans to help develop an Irish-language Siri or A(...)

Ecuadorians demonstrate in Quito against the expulsion of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy in London after almost seven years. Photograph: Jose Jacome/EPA

Senior Democrats have said that Julian Assange should be held accountable for WikiLeaks’ hacking of Democratic emails during the 2016 presidential ele(...)

Juan Guaidó, leader of the Venezuelan opposition holds a copy of Venezuelan constitution during a rally against Nicolás Maduro’s government  in Caracas. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Juan Guaidó, the man backed this week as Venezuela’s interim president by the US, has urged the country’s armed forces to “come over to the side of th(...)

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