US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump during a dinner with Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has pledged to meet the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, “in the coming weeks” but warned that he was prepared to walk away if the tal(...)

CIA director Mike Pompeo  travelled to the North Korean capital to meet Kim Jong-un in recent weeks. File photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Preparations are under way for a groundbreaking summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea as the White House confirmed CIA direc(...)

US president Donald Trump  chats with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian ambassador to the US Sergei Kislyak during a meeting at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Russian foreign ministery/Ho/AFP/Getty Images

The White House is facing criticism for a possible security breach after it allowed a Russian news service photographer into the Oval Office to take p(...)

Alma Kashkooli, (12), from Iran who has a severe medical condition, is wheeled out of customs at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport by her mother Fahimeh Kashkooli who is living in the United States on a student Visa while studying at Fordham University Law School. Alma is in the US to have eye saving surgery according to lawyers for the family. Photograph: Reuters

The US justice department has urged a federal court to reinstate president Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on people travelling from seven ma(...)

Nazanin Zinouri is greeted on Monday at the airport in Greenville, South Carolina. Zinouri, an Iranian who works for a technology firm in Greenville and has lived in the US for seven years, was initially removed from her flight in Dubai on the way back to the US after visiting family in Iran. Photograph: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Criticism of US president Donald Trump’s immigration policy intensified on Monday, as two former secretaries of state and former CIA officials backed (...)

US president Barack Obama meets with president-elect Donald Trump to update him on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House. Photograph: Jim Watson/Getty

Barack Obama and Donald Trump have met at the White House, with the president calling the 90-minute meeting “excellent” and the president-elect sayin(...)

Hillary Clinton is coming up drastically short on trustworthiness. Photograph:  Jim Young/Reuters

The Clinton campaign is shellshocked over the wholesale rejection of Hillary by young women, younger versions of herself who do not relate to her. H(...)

Khaled Hosseini, UNHCR goodwill ambassador.

Like millions around the world, I have been moved by the recent public outcry and spontaneous acts of solidarity towards refugees in Europe. As an am(...)

TEDxTallaght, last year.

So you want to go to Ted. Well you’ll need to write an extensive application form, explain what makes you tick, demonstrate what you tend to share (...)

Margaret Thatcher’s funeral is already controversial in Britain, and it’s not due to take place until Wednesday. Photograph: PA Wire

At Charlie Haughey’s funeral there was a great deal of silence, and crash barriers stood at the side of the roads for the crowds that never cam(...)

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