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Keith Byrne with his wife Keran.

The American wife of an Irish man who has been threatened with deportation from the US has said it is “so unfair” that possession of marijuana for per(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘You can’t leave fast enough’. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Donald Trump has attacked four progressive Democratic congresswomen who have clashed with their own party establishment, saying they&nb(...)

Keith Byrne with his wife Keran. Mr Byrne is ‘very, very down’, his father Jim has said

An Irishman jailed in the US while trying to secure citizenship is preparing to spend weeks behind bars after refusing to sign a form that would have (...)

Keren and Keith Byrne

An Irishman imprisoned in the US after being lifted “without warning” by immigration officials after almost 10 years working to secure his citizenship(...)

Deutsche Bank gained ground after announcing that Garth Ritchie, the German lender’s head of investment banking, was stepping down.

Bad economic and company news left European shares trailing on Friday, breaking a six-day winning run. DUBLIN Complaints of a slide in UK constructi(...)

Trump announced plans for a major firework display at the Lincoln Memorial. ‘Like no one had ever thought of fireworks on the Mall before’- this photo from 2000. Photograph:  William Philpott Reuters

Halloween is sugary. Thanksgiving is fattening and fraught. Christmas is expensive. New Year’s Eve is annoying. Memorial Day is laced with melancholy.(...)

Hopes that the US, led by Donald Trump, pictured here with Chinese premier Xi Jinping,  would delay tariffs on Chinese goods boosted shares on Friday.  Photograph: Reuters

Optimism that central banks’ policies would support global growth and news that Washington would delay tariffs on Chinese goods boosted shares on Frid(...)

 Saffiatu Sillah, whose circumcision caused her  agonising pain during the births of her children, Mijan  and Jaria, at home in Philadelphia. Photograph: Maddie McGarvey/ The New York Times

She called it her “deepest, darkest secret”, one she had never even shared with her husband. When Saffiatu Sillah was growing up in the West African n(...)

Competitors prepare to play Mario Kart during a Saturday Night Speedway tournament at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/New York Times

The rise of esports – electronic sports – is no surprise to anyone who has followed the video game industry. They are expected to bring in more than €(...)

Former US vice-president Joe Biden in a still from the video announcing his candidacy for 2020. He leads Bernie Sanders, his nearest rival for the Democratic nomination, with support from 27 per cent of voters compared with 20 per cent for the Vermont senator. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Biden, the former US vice-president, officially launched his campaign for the White House on Thursday, becoming the 20th contender in a record fi(...)

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