Pensioners reach for their queue numbers outside of the National Bank of Greece, as they wait to withdraw their benefits. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/ AFP/Getty Images

There was a well-known advert for a global fruit company running on TV for many years. It opened with soft-pan shots of an idyllic fruit farm in South(...)

Taking a loop from Argentina to the Falklands, South Georgia, Elephant Island, the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula, you will see a huge area of wilderness and wildlife. Photograph: Thinkstock

We are three men starting to plan a trip to the Antarctic, at the end of 2015, beginning of 2016, and would appreciate your guidance. Ideally it would(...)

 People celebrate in front of the Greek parliament as early polls predict a win for the Oxi, or No, campaign in the Greek austerity referendum. Photograph: Getty

So Greece has voted no. What happens next? Like every step in this dramatic saga, there are still a number of possible outcomes. The No vote makes a(...)

A fan with a flag in the Argentine colours. The pope is not travelling  to his native Argentina during this trip. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Pope Francis sets out tomorrow on a week-long trip to three of Latin America’s poorest countries, namely Bolivia, Ecuador and Paraguay. Although the(...)

Alexis Tsipras: blamed the European Central Bank for caving in to political pressure to halt the vital funding that the banks needed. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/ Bloomberg

Describing Sunday’s referendum as coming five years too late, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has said that voters are fully aware that voting No(...)

Jerry O’Callaghan: “Brazil has been dealt a really bad hand of cards in terms of how it has been perceived globally.” Photograph: Rui Nagae

To the Irish Farmers’ Association, Jerry O’Callaghan might as well be one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. This third son of a small farm west (...)

Dominick Chilcott, British ambassador to Ireland, said Irish dimension to the Brexit debate was not being overlooked. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Ireland could gain an additional €15 billion a year in foreign direct investment (FDI) if Britain opted to leave the EU, a conference heard yesterday.(...)

Scotland’s Archie Gemmill scores “that” goal against the Netherlands in the 1978 World Cup in Mendoza, Argentina. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Graeme Souness sent a pass down the Dutch left. Kenny Dalglish picked it up. Dalglish shielded the ball but Jan Poortvliet got a toe in. The ball r(...)

A farmer at work in the US. The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture has heard that genetically modified (GM) technologies, such as those used in the US,  are  an important tool to help feed the world. File photograph: Getty Images

Genetically modified (GM) technologies are not a panacea for all of our ills, but they are certainly an important tool to help feed the world, the Jo(...)

Slaven Bilic enjoyed an 18-month spell at Upton Park as a player. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Slaven Bilic is confident he will be confirmed as West Ham United’s manager within the next 48 hours, although the success of his application may actu(...)