Brian Moynihan: ancestors emigrated to the US in the 1850s

It looks like Denis O’Brien will unfortunately have to wait another year for entry, but the annual Wall Street 50 list, compiled by Niall O’Dowd’s Iri(...)

US president Barack Obama points to Bear Glacier during a boat tour of the Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. He used the trip to press home the message that changes unfolding in the Arctic pose an urgent threat to local populations and the rest of the world. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

(...) between the Americas and Asia. There is talk of a new cold war. And there is the promise and the threat(...)

Objectors to the plan for a plant near San Francisco say the factory will lead to 300 truck journeys a day through a residential neighbourhood and  boost diesel emissions and dust. Photograph: David Sleator

(...) mill site The “green cement” manufacturer’s US subsidiary, Orcem Americas, wants to build the plant on(...)

America’s endless War on Drugs is given a provocatively cynical spin in this intelligent, riveting(...)

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff: The postponement highlighted her political isolation as she struggles to stave off impeachment efforts. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff failed to get enough support in Congress yesterday for her efforts to rebalance the country’s overdrawn public acco(...)

SABMiller’s brands include Peroni, Grolsch and Pilsner Urquell

Americas and add SABMiller’s Peroni, Grolsch, Pilsner Urquell and other international brands to AB In(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy leaves the field with concussion and a broken nose. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

(...) evidence about concussion and America’s recent National Football League $1 billion settlement for(...)

Aryzta’s annual report, published this morning, shows a decline in the salary of Owen Killian from 6.1 million Swiss francs (€5.5 million) last year to 1.6 million Swiss francs (€1.6 million) this year. Photo: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Morrissey, chief executive of the Americas John Yamin and Hilliard Lombard, chief executive of Europe and(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff: said she would “cut her own flesh” to root out corruption. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

A Brazilian government shake-up designed to head off efforts to impeach president Dilma Rousseff has been overshadowed by a supreme court ruling that (...)

Gerry Adams in Havana, Cuba: he said that while change in Cuba would present “many challenges, such challenges are part of revolutionary struggle,”  Photograph: Desmond Boylan/AP.

The people of Cuba have been vindicated by the recent change in US policy towards the island, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said on a visit to (...)