David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan: “I’m overjoyed to see Donald Trump and most Americans embrace most of the issues that I’ve championed for years.” Photograph:  Gustau Nacarino/Reuters/File Photo

RIP GOP There was no better place that an Irish bar for some Republicans to mourn the death of their party as Donald Trump formally accepted the pres(...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses delegates at the end of the last day of the Republican National Convention  in Cleveland, Ohio. Photograph:   Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Standing on a noisy Republican convention floor, Thomas Mendenhall, a 67-year-old from Missouri, is wearing a Trump 2016 scarf with the slogan Make A(...)

The hous that US president Barack Obama intends to rent after leaving office, in the upmarket Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

US president Barack Obama and his family plan to move to a mansion in the upscale Kalorama neighbourhood of Washington, a mere two miles from the Whit(...)

An Irishman’s role in the success of the D-Day landings will be recalled at the Irish Naval Service base at Haulbowline (above) in Cork Harbour today. File photograph: Google Street View

An Irishman’s role in the success of the D-Day landings and the defeat of Hitler will be recalled at the Irish Naval Service base in Cork Harbour toda(...)

Then British prime minister Sir Anthony Eden addresses the nation with a television broadcast concerning the Suez crisis. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

On October 24th, 1956, French foreign minister Christian Pineau, Israeli prime minister David Ben Gurion and Patrick Dean, assistant under-secretary a(...)

Despite the US and Cuba opening their embassies, the move doesn’t end the US trade embargo against Cuba. Photograph: Ernesto Mastrascusa/EPA

The Cuban flag was raised over Havana’s embassy in Washington on Monday for the first time in 54 years as the United States and Cuba formally restored(...)

US president Barack Obama. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The US and Cuba have agreed to open embassies in each other’s capitals, as the countries bid to restore ties after more than 50 years of hostilities. (...)

Q What is the name of the scale used to measure the spice level of a chilli pepper? A Scoville Q Name the process that involves placing pot(...)

Actor, stand-up comedian and writer Robin Williams was found dead in his California home last night. Photograph: PA

Robin Williams, the actor, stand-up comic and writer, was found dead in his home on Monday. He was 63. The coroner’s office in Tiburon, California rep(...)

US president Barack Obama at the Mid-Pacific Country Club, in Kailua, Hawaii, on his recent vacation.

No one should ever question US president Barack Obama’s passion for golf. He has played some of the United States’s most picturesque courses, held a d(...)

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