Two years after getting its start in a downtown Manhattan park, Occupy Wall Street, the populist movement protesting economic inequality, marked its s(...)

Martin McGuinness: said talks can cut the ground from under extremists on both the loyalist and republican sides who are trying to ruin the peace process.

Northern Ireland’s First and Deputy First Ministers met US diplomat Richard Haass in New York yesterday in advance of next week’s first all-party talk(...)

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, who is on a visit to New York with First Minister Peter Robinson. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness ended the first day of their New York trip among friends.(...)

A crime scene unit analyses the pram Antiq Hennis (1) was in when he was shot as the family crossed Livonia Avenue in New York. Photograph: New York Times

It is a regular challenge faced by homicide detectives in New York city’s most violent precincts: getting witnesses and even victims to give useful i(...)

Megalithic: Four Freedoms Park, on Roosevelt Island, in the East River. Photograph: Frank McDonald

There wasn’t much of a reason to go to Roosevelt Island before now, unless you were among the relatively privileged people living on it. Located in th(...)

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy join members of the New York City Council at a news conference on the steps of City Hall. Photograph: Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times

Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling this week that New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy is tantamount to racial profiling has whipped up much debate. But(...)

Christine Callaghan Quinn, the 47-year-old speaker of the New York City Council, wants to be seen as a member of the fighting Irish. Photograph: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

A well-dressed man at the West 72nd Street subway entrance stops to take one of the fliers Christine Quinn is handing out.“You don’t seem quite as evi(...)

Coca-Cola  reported weaker-than-expected sales volumes yesterday  due to ongoing economic malaise and unusually poor weather, sending its shares down nearly 3  per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, said second-quarter profit fell 4 per cent as unseasonable bad weather and slowing economic growth in(...)

US president Barack Obama returns to the White House following a trip to Chicago yesterday. The Secret Service said that a letter addressed to Obama, that was similar to the ricin laced letter sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, was intercepted by a White House mail screening facility. Photograph:  Win McNamee/Getty Images.

Authorities have intercepted a threatening letter addressed to US president Barack Obama that was similar to ones sent to New York mayor Michael Bloom(...)

New York City mayor Michael R Bloomberg: a vocal advocate of gun control. Photograph: D Dipasupil/Getty Images

Two threatening letters sent to New York City’s mayor and his group that advocates for gun control contained traces of the deadly poison ricin, police(...)

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