Angel Gurria, secretary general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): the OECD’s report suggests global FDI increased by 25 per cent to $1.7 trillion in 2015. Photograph: Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images

Foreign direct investment (FDI) among top industrial countries almost doubled last year with large inflows recorded in Ireland, the Netherlands, Switz(...)

Returning to base having deployed a water-based drone to take multiple scientific measurements

Arriving in South Georgia, I can only imagine what Tom Crean and the rest of the crew of the James Caird felt when they made landfall on this bleak a(...)

Cyclists stop to admire the view at an Italian lake. Cycling holidays abroad can take in everything from cycling for pleasure and food to training for a race. Photograph: Thinkstock

Enjoy the highlights of a region by seeing it from the saddle. There is no other mode of transport that will get you more close up to your holiday de(...)

Destruction from a powerful 7.8-magnitude quake in Manta, Ecuador. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The death toll from Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades rose to 350 on Monday as traumatised survivors rested amid the rubble of their homes and r(...)

Paola, the mother of Giulio Regeni, with lawyer Alessandra Ballerini and senator Luigi Manconi, at the Italian Senate, in Rome. Photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP Photo

When the parents of Giulio Regeni, the 28-year-old Italian research student killed in mysterious and gruesome circumstances in Cairo early this year, (...)

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring for Argentina against Bolivia. File photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

The law firm of a FIFA ethics watchdog had business relationships with three men who have been indicted in the world soccer association’s corruption (...)

President of AS Monaco Dmitri Rybolovlev and his daughter Ekaterina Rybolovlev. Photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Christopher Williams had been waiting 90 minutes inside the office of a helicopter tour company on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, keeping a careful ey(...)

Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan with his wife Emine arrive in  Washington for this week’s Nuclear Security Summit. Several countries are balking at safeguards promoted by the United States or are building new stockpiles. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

As US president Barack Obama gathers world leaders in Washington this week for his last Nuclear Security Summit, tonnes of materials that terrorists c(...)

Researchers have found the a gene responsible for greying hair for the first time, confirming that going grey is not just influenced by environmental factors.

If your hair turns grey overnight, don’t blame the stress of your job, relationship woes or a busy family life. It could just be your genes. Research(...)

Maev McDaid: ‘If I choose to have my own family, I don’t want them growing up in a place that denies them the right to make decisions about their own bodies.’

People ask me if I would ever move back to Ireland, and though I am proud to be Irish in many ways, sadly I answer no. As a woman, I feel I am a seco(...)