WE may not like him; we may even loathe and despise him but Donald Trump remains the President of the United States and, considering the historic ties between our two countries, he should be given a cordial and respectful welcome to Ireland next month if, as expected, he visits here on June 6.
Millions of words have been written over the last few weeks about the loss, legacy and contemporary relevance of the First World War. Many more were written about how we should mark it and learn its great lessons. That process continued yesterday in Paris when 70 world leaders gathered.
In 1944, when the Allies’ grandees were shaping the post-war world Joseph Stalin interrupted one of Winston Churchill’s sweep-of-empire monologues, in which he argued that Catholic Poland should be treated well so as not to alienate the Vatican, with one of his infamous invocations of realpolitik: “How many divisions does the Pope of Rome have?”
Over the strong objections of his own Justice Department, US president Donald Trump will clear the way for the publication of a classified memo on the Russia investigation that Republicans say shows improper use of surveillance by the FBI, White House officials said yesterday.
Democrat Ralph Northam has beaten Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor after a bruising election that tested the power of Donald Trump's fiery nationalism against the energy of the Trump resistance.