The Federal Reserve: the IMF urged it to wait until next year to raise rates for the first time in almost a decade

The International Monetary Fund has warned that emerging economies and bond markets need to prepare for an increase in corporate failures if and when (...)

Policemen investigate the area around a murder scene in Kumagaya, Saitama  where six people were found stabbed to death. Photograph: Getty

The brother of a notorious Peruvian mass murderer dubbed the “apostle of death” has been arrested in Japan over suspicions he killed six people himsel(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius and Peruvian environment minister Manuel Pulgar Vidal in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty

Officials responsible for the COP 21 United Nations conference on climate change are attempting to inject a new sense of urgency into negotiations, in(...)

French ecology minister Ségolène Royal has already become a central figure in the presidency of her former partner François Hollande. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Revenge is a dish best eaten cold. A decade ago, Ségolène Royal watched helplessly as Valérie Trierweiler, a journalist at Paris Match magazine who(...)

In one of the most bizarre twists in America’s war on terrorism, the CIA assigned veteran operations officer Harold James “Jim” Nicholson to run a cou(...)

Cork priest Fr Tom Duggan who volunteered as a British army chaplain in both World Wars and was awarded the Military Cross for bravery and an OBE by King George VI.

Fr Tom Duggan certainly lived a life less ordinary. He served in the British army in the first World War and ended up as a PoW; became friends with IR(...)

Pope Francis has  warned that failure to act over climate change would have “grave consequences for all of us”. Photograph: Getty

Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the(...)

Amnesty International director general Salil Shetty: said Fifa ‘should have put a lot more pressure’ on Qatar’s government to improve conditions for those working on building projects related to the 2022 World Cup. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fifa has failed to put pressure on the authorities in Qatar to “do the right thing” and address the widespread abuse of migrant workers, Amnesty In(...)

 Authorities were investigating the crash, which took place in the Peruvian Andes. The driver, who survived, was being held by police. File  photograph: Jacob Halaska/Photolibrary/Getty Images

A dump truck crammed with dozens of schoolchildren dropped from a cliff in the Peruvian Andes as it returned from festivities in a highland province, (...)

‘Quinoa can be quite trouble-free to grow in Ireland’

I love salads as a main course, but I usually end up feeling hungry again a few hours later. By including a base such as freekeh, barley or couscou(...)