A year after he swept to power after a landslide victory for his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s prime minister Narendra Modi (...)

Cate Blanchett in Carol, Todd Hynes’s  adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel about a lesbian romance

This correspondent has developed a theory that recent Cannes Film Festivals are a little like Star Trek films. Over the current decade, the even-numbe(...)

Japanese pavilion: thousands of keys hang as part of Chiharu Shiota’s installation The Key in the Hand, at the 56th Biennale of Arts, in Venice. Photograph: Domenico Stinellis/AP

International art fairs are like art supermarkets for the wealthy, and they have come to dominate the contemporary-art market. Art biennials, on the o(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe: His cabinet has approved Bills to implement a drastic shift in security policy allowing the military to fight abroad for the first time since the second World War. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Japan has sent another signal it is pulling away from its pacifist moorings with its first international defence show. The three-day event, hosting to(...)

Honda is to recall another 4.8 million cars globally to replace potentially fatal air bag inflators made by Japan’s Takata Corp, already at the cent(...)

A woman injured in an earthquake walks toward a hospital . A fresh 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, killing more than two dozen people in the Himalayan country. The earthquake was centered 68 kilometers  west of the town of Namche Bazaar, close to Mount Everest and the border with Tibet. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

Areas of Nepal remain perilously unstable following last month’s devastating earthquake, and, as Tuesday’s tremor showed, landslides pose an ongoing (...)

Damaged facade of southern range of the stable yard at Abbeville, the former estate of Charles Haughey and family. Photograph: Hughes Planning and Development Consultants

A planning application for the former Dublin residence of late ex-taoiseach Charles Haughey and his family - the Abbeville estate - has revealed the d(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test-fire of a strategic submarine underwater ballistic missile in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency.

North Korea said on Saturday it had successfully test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine, a step which would mark significant progress in the (...)

London bobbies struggle to hold back surging crowd of Londoners massed in Parliament Square on VE Day, signalling end to WWII in Europe. Photograph: Getty Images/Bob Landry

“…above the battle’s fury -Clouds and trees and grass.”From: To Mark Anthony in Heaven, by William Carlos Williams. Beyond joy, beyond relief, it was (...)

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is offering consular assistance to the family of an Irish man killed in Singapore earlier this week

The Department of Foreign Affairs has confirmed it is offering consular assistance to the family of an Irish man killed in Singapore earlier this week(...)