A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
America’s failure to commit resources has enabled a multiplicity of players — Iran, Russia, Islamic State, Hezbollah — to muddy the bloody waters of the civil war, says Christopher R. Hill
Thu, 22 Feb, 2018
Donald Trump has said North Korea is "a threat to the civilised world" and vowed that the US "will not stand" for Pyongyang menacing America or its allies.
Mon, 06 Nov, 2017
Donald Trump has renewed his threat to fully withdraw the US from the landmark Iran nuclear deal. He also held out the possibility that fixes to the accord could prevent an American pullout.
Mon, 16 Oct, 2017
A nuclear strike would be devastating but Pyongyang’s leaders know that to fire such a weapon at the US or its allies would constitute certain national suicide, writes
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
The Trump administration has announced that it will wind down a programme protecting young immigrants from deportation.
Tue, 05 Sep, 2017
Donald Trump has directed the Pentagon to extend indefinitely a ban on transgender people joining the US military, but appeared to leave open the possibility of allowing some already in uniform to remain.
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
Thu, 03 Aug, 2017
Donald Trump has called for Russia to stop fomenting unrest around the world, but pointedly stopped short of condemning Moscow for meddling in the US election.
Thu, 06 Jul, 2017
The case of one woman who was suddenly taken away from her family illustrates the harsh mood in the US — but has also galvanised resistance to deportations, writes.
Sat, 10 Jun, 2017
Mr Kushner, a key White House adviser, had meetings with Moscow's ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak, and Russian banker Sergey Gorkov.
Fri, 26 May, 2017
Eight candidates for FBI director have been interviewed at Justice Department headquarters as US President Donald Trump suggested a decision on a nominee to replace Director James Comey could be announced within days.
Sun, 14 May, 2017
Norwegian Air has said its Cork flights to Rhode Island remain on schedule for a July start despite Boeing suspending testing of its new aircraft due to engine issues.
Sun, 14 May, 2017
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates has spoken publicly for the first time about concerns she brought to the Trump White House on Russia.
Mon, 08 May, 2017
The president has discarded the US’s traditional foreign policy by antagonising allies, cosying up to enemies, and then flip-flopping on a whim, writes.
Mon, 01 May, 2017
THE timing of the European Parliament decision to pass a non-binding resolution calling for visa requirements for US citizens visiting Europe in a row over America’s refusal to lift travel restrictions for citizens of Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Poland, or Romania will not smooth Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s path to next week’s White House shamrock visit.
Mon, 06 Mar, 2017
Details of the first direct flights from Cork to the US could be announced within days after US authorities sanctioned the airline’s final piece of operational paperwork over the weekend.
Mon, 20 Feb, 2017
Details of the first transatlantic flights from Cork Airport could be announced within days after US authorities sanctioned the airline's final operational paperwork last night.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2017
The relationship between the US president and the Russian leader could suffer as they begin to deal with some of the more pressing issues,
Tue, 07 Feb, 2017
Iran is to launch missiles later as part of a military exercise despite US sanctions.
Sat, 04 Feb, 2017
Budget airline Norwegian is expected to announce low-fares US flights from four Irish airports within weeks.
Wed, 01 Feb, 2017
Mon, 16 Jan, 2017
US employment increased less than expected in December but a rebound in wages pointed to sustained labour market momentum that sets up the country’s economy for stronger growth and further interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve this year.
Sat, 07 Jan, 2017
Thu, 15 Dec, 2016
Tue, 15 Nov, 2016
Sterling has fallen to a 31-year low against the dollar and hit a five-year low against the euro on fears of a hard exit by Britain from the EU and prime minister Theresa May’s comments on the impact of loose monetary policy which some saw as a thinly veiled attack on the Bank of England.
Fri, 07 Oct, 2016
US economic growth was less sluggish than previously thought in the second quarter as exports grew more than imports and businesses raised their investments, hopeful signs for the economic outlook.
Fri, 30 Sep, 2016
After a week of horrific deaths in Syria, greater US military action may look like an obvious solution but it could only make matters worse, says.
Fri, 23 Sep, 2016
The top US military officer has told a Senate committee he believes Russia bombed the humanitarian aid convoy in Syria on Monday, calling it an "unacceptable atrocity".
Thu, 22 Sep, 2016
The Obama administration cancelled a planned meeting after the remarks.
Tue, 06 Sep, 2016
A former top CIA official has attacked Donald Trump as a danger to America’s national security, saying president Vladimir Putin had made the Republican presidential candidate an “unwitting agent” of Russia.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
Mon, 25 Jul, 2016
“The Bidens aren’t going home” — this was the joke from the folksy US Vice president at his last event of his six-day voyage of discovery in Ireland yesterday.
Mon, 27 Jun, 2016
Thu, 23 Jun, 2016
It’s unlikely that Omar Mateen, who killed 50 people in a nightclub at the weekend, was directly linked to IS. Lack of gun control and mental illness may be factors, says Peter Apps
Tue, 14 Jun, 2016
There have been renewed calls for Taoiseach Enda Kenny to intervene to secure Cork’s first transatlantic flights after Hilary Clinton urged the White House to block the proposed service.
Tue, 24 May, 2016
The US senate passed legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, rejecting the fierce objections of a US ally and setting congress on a collision course with the Obama administration.
Thu, 19 May, 2016
Three US states are preparing for the possible return of grizzly bear hunting in the Rocky Mountains for the first time in decades.
Thu, 12 May, 2016
Tue, 19 Apr, 2016
White House hopeful would reinstate waterboarding if elected.
Tue, 08 Mar, 2016
Donald Trump’s campaign for the Republican US presidential nomination is building a momentum that may sweep away challenges by Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, with his crushing win in the Nevada caucuses marking a third straight victory in state contests.
Thu, 25 Feb, 2016
US believes Russia buying time to crush Syrian rebels
Fri, 12 Feb, 2016
The United States has imposed sanctions over Iran’s ballistic missile testing, even as President Barack Obama hailed the release of five Americans from Tehran’s custody and a nuclear deal he hopes will stand among his lasting foreign policy achievements.
Mon, 18 Jan, 2016
Mon, 21 Dec, 2015
US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will unveil proposals to deter US companies from shifting profits overseas, including an “exit tax” to penalise firms that perform so-called tax inversions, a campaign official said.
Tue, 08 Dec, 2015