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US president Donald Trump: The United States does not seek regime change in Iran. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump said on Friday he ordered the killing of Qassem Suleimani to stop a war, not start one, saying the Iranian military commande(...)

September 1968: Dubliner Joan O’Connell, addresses  Britain’s Trade Union Congress in Blackpool  on a motion on equal pay for equal work, which she described as “undoubtedly the oldest wage claim of the trade union movement”.

In September 1968 Joan O’Connell, a Dublin trade unionist, made an impassioned speech at Britain’s Trade Union Congress in Blackpool. She was speakin(...)

Louie Bennett. She kept the union she founded independent of Liberty Hall and male unions on the basis that women’s concerns would always take second place in male-dominated unions.

Louie Bennett, who was born 150 years ago on January 7th, was well known in 20th-century Ireland as a feminist, trade unionist and journalist but it w(...)

Donald Trump: “Pelosi gives us the most unfair trial in the history of the US Congress, and now she is crying for fairness in the Senate, and breaking all rules while doing so.”

US president Donald Trump accused Nancy Pelosi of “breaking all rules” on impeachment, as he railed against the House Speaker’s decision to delay send(...)

Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, arrives with his associate Lev Parnas before a state funeral service for former US president George HW Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington in December 2018.  Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

On a warm summer evening last year, Lev Parnas stepped aboard a private cruise around New York Harbour for a gathering of some of Rudy Giuliani’s clos(...)

Donald Trump: “They [the Democrats] have zero proof of anything, they will never even show up. They want out. I want an immediate trial!” Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US president Donald Trump was due to fly to Florida on Friday night for the Christmas holiday season, as the impeachment trial remained in limbo amid (...)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi   speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: House Television via AP

Senior Republican senators have stressed their preference for a short impeachment trial of President Donald Trump if the process moves to the Senate a(...)

Supporters of the  impeachment of US president Donald Trump in front of the US Capitol on Wednesday. Photograph:   Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The US House of Representatives is set to vote on Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump on charges that he abused the power of his office and ob(...)

Protesters on Federal Plaza in Chicago on Tuesday call for the impeachment of US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

From Boston Common to the French Quarter in New Orleans, a series of protests reverberated across the US on Tuesday evening to call for President Dona(...)

Margaret Murray Washington in 1915 in the Library of Congress.

Margaret Murray Washington had a precarious start in life. The daughter of an Irish immigrant sharecropper and an African-American mother, who worked (...)

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