US president Barack Obama speaks at the ‘town hall’ discussion  at the Royal Horticultural Halls  in London. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has described the peace process in Northern Ireland as an example of what can be achieved when the US and Britain work toget(...)

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(...)

Red Cross members, military and police officers: a major search for survivors begins as aid is expected from neighbouring countries after the earthquake struck off Ecuador’s Pacific coast. Photograph: Guillermo Granja/ Reuters

Some 10,000 troops and 4,600 police have been deployed to search for survivors following a powerful earthquake in Ecuador, with the official death tol(...)

Adnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire negotiated billions of dollars in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in the 1970s and played “a central role for the US government” with CIA operatives in selling guns to Iran, according to a 1992 US Senate report co-written by then-Senator John Kerry, now the US secretary of state. Photograph: Getty Images

One day during his presidential re-election campaign in September 1996, Bill Clinton walked into a room in Westin Crown Center hotel in Kansas City. A(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (23)  pictured in Peru talking to RTÉ. Photograph: Trevor Birney/RTÉ/ Press Eye.

RTÉ has defended itself against strong criticism of an interview with drug smuggler Michaella McCollum that it broadcast on Sunday in a last-minute ch(...)

Drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City’s airport on January 8th, 2016 following his recapture during a military operation in Los Mochis, Sinaloa State. Photograph: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images.

A man suspected of laundering money for jailed Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was detained in the southwest of the country, and faces (...)

The band’s music was banned in Cuba for many years because it was considered subversive and blocked from the radio. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Rolling Stones and their fans in Cuba finally spent the night together as the band performed a historic free concert in Havana. The band opened (...)

Eamon Gilmore: “As we know from our own experience in Ireland, you can set target dates, but you can’t always get everything into the jar by that date.” Photograph: Eric Luke.

When it comes to the Colombian peace talks, Eamon Gilmore is our man in Havana. On Monday the former tánaiste and Labour leader walked into the Florid(...)

FARC rebels rest on a window of a local store at a small village in the mountains of Colombia. Photograph: Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times

Members of Colombia’s Marxist Farc guerrillas will meet US secretary of state John Kerry in Cuba, a spokeswoman for Colombia’s government peace negoti(...)

Officials at Frankfurt airport became suspicious after after they found fresh operation scars below the woman’s breasts during a search. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

A 24-year-old Colombian woman was arrested at Frankfurt airport after she was found to be carrying 1kg (2.2lb) of cocaine inside her breasts, German c(...)