France was the first country to join the US-led coalition carrying out air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, but had ruled out doing so in Syria, fearing that would benefit president Bashar al-Assad. Photograph: Alain Jocardalain/AFP/Getty Images

(...) first country to join the US-led coalition carrying out air strikes on Islamic State in Iraq, but had(...)

Bono in Lagos, Nigeria, with waje and selmor who sing on Strong Girl

(...) southern half. They want to engineer a tectonic shift in rich “us” and our responsibilities to help poor(...)

Gordon D’Arcy: “You stay at the table long enough and eventually you don’t get picked. That’s happened to me now. I’m very sanguine and relaxed about it all.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

(...) yang, he’s many things none of us know about. However, one trait coursing through his career is(...)

The Dublin team in Croke Park last Sunday. Imagine the agony of Dublin fans watching it all dissolve. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

And what about Dublin’s football ghosts? Let us not suppose here, as the world and the circling(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey and Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor in action last Sunday. ‘Mayo have unearthed a real gem in Diarmuid O’Connor’. photograph: inpho

(...) the replay in the same way as we’d approached the drawn game would see us home. It didn’t work out(...)

ECB president Mario Draghi seems to be gearing up for another round of quantitative easing. Photograph: Reuters

(...) have implications not only for Europe’s tentative turnaround, but also for the US and British economies(...)

Owen Wilson: “Playing exactly yourself? You never quite do that. But you try to get it to make sense.” Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty/DIFF

(...) thing, maybe. If Luke does well it helps us all if we want to do something together.” Anderson’s drive(...)

The fountains of the Bellagio light up in the middle of the Las Vegas strip

(...) historical novels about the US includes Washington, DC (1967), a political potboiler set between FDR’s New(...)

(...),” she told the US online magazine The Ground, adding that she preferred stark to heightened glamour(...)

Ice cold: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and Jake Gyllenhaal  in the film Everest.

(...) feet head of me, and he almost pulled us off the mountain. “I recall two occasions when I couldn(...)