UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey accepts the best female athlete award at the 2015 ESPYS  in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

At the ESPYs (America’s rather lame attempt at a sporting Oscars) earlier this month, Ronda(...)

Kidnap victims  disembark from an army helicopter in Junin, Peru after being rescued. Photograph: Luis Enrique Saldana/EPA

A Peruvian military operation in the Andes has secured the release of more than a dozen adults who were kidnapped by the Shining Path rebel group up t(...)

 Smurfit Kappa chief executive Gary McGann said EPS growth of 38 per cent, was underpinned by good underlying business conditions and the earnings impact of capital investments. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...) by 13 million to €551 million in the first half of the year, with a decrease in the Americas, partly(...)

IDA Ireland is supporting the expansion in Ballybrit, Co Galway

(...)’s international hub, with responsibility for all markets outside the Americas. The company said that since it(...)

 US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton: three fictional female politicians are all based to some extent on her. Photograph:  EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Clinton who, like Selina Meyer, was a former US senator with a failed bid to become America’s first woman(...)

Relatives carry photos of some of the 43 missing students  during a march to mark the 10-month anniversary of their disappearance, in Mexico City, Mexico. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

The search for 43 missing college students in Mexico has turned up at least 60 clandestine graves and 129 bodies over the last 10 months. None of the (...)

Alejandra Tizal, a Mayan teen from the highlands city of Quetzaltenango, was 16 when she left home to try to make a life in the US. Photograph:  Jennifer Hough

Alejandra Tizal was 16 when she made up her mind to go. “I told my family I wanted to go to the US,” says Tizal, from the western highlands city of Qu(...)

Niamh Mulvey: “We ask each other: ‘Do you ever think of going home?’ Mostly, we answer vaguely: ‘We don’t know, maybe, depends’.”

There’s not much I like about Ireland. I prefer London’s cosmopolitanism, America’s fiction(...)

A Starbucks cafe  in Los Angeles, California. The chain has  reported higher quarterly profit  due to new drinks like the “flat white”

(...) bigger-than-expected 8 per cent in the Americas unit for the fiscal third quarter ended June 2th8. New(...)

 Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton and Pramerica managing director Caroline Faulkner pictured with a model of the proposed facility  earlier this week

Financial, providing services and support for its operations across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Pramerica(...)