Wisconsin governor Scott Walker   speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Thursday. Walker’s  bitter fight against trade unions has cast him on to the national stage. Photograph: Jabin Botsford/The New York Times

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker received one of the loudest cheers of his speech at this week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) when h(...)

 Aer Lingus: results out tomorrow.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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TODAY Meetings: Global Law Summit (London, to Wed). Indicators: US existing home sales (Jan); UK CBI distributive trades survey (Jan); German IFO (Fe(...)

Rolls Royce: results out on Friday.  Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Hasbro. Indicators: Euro zone Sentix investor confidence (Feb); US labour market conditions index (Jan); German trade balance (Dec) and(...)

Mahmoud Bazzi (centre), is suspected of murdering two Irish soldiers serving with the United Nations 34 years ago. Photograph: PA

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has said he hopes justice will be served in the case of Mahmoud Bazzi, the chief suspect in the 1980 murder of two (...)

Gay rights advocate Vin Testa in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP

Gabriela Polanco says her 14-month-old daughter Alexandra Noemi is running around, eating with a fork and drinking out of “a big-girl cup”.Two years a(...)

 Mahmoud Bazzi (centre),   is suspected of murdering two Irish soldiers  serving with the United Nations 34 years ago. Photograph: PA

The chief suspect in the 1980 murder of two Irish peacekeepers, Mahmoud Bazzi, could go free under an amnesty covering crimes committed during the (...)

Mahmoud Bazzi (centre), a Lebanese national suspected of kidnapping, torturing and killing two Irish United Nations peacekeepers  in 1980, has been deported from the US over immigration offences. Photograph: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A Lebanese man suspected of kidnapping, torturing and killing two Irish United Nations peacekeepers in war-torn Lebanon in 1980 has been deported from(...)

You can see why Curtis Harding’s debut made such a splash in the US last year. Here’s a lad with the kind of superfly soul, rock, blues, gospel and(...)

The US Supreme Court is to decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry under the country’s constitution.   Vin Testa, a supporter of same-sex marriage, waves a rainbow colored flag outside the US Supreme Court  in 2013.  Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The US Supreme Court is to decide whether or not same-sex couples have a right to marry under the country’s constitution, setting up a potentially hi(...)

Boxing great Muhammad Ali pictured in 2006. Ali has been released from hospital ahead of his 73rd birthday. Photograph: Reuters

Muhammad Ali has been released from a US hospital where he received follow-up care for a severe urinary tract infection.It was the boxing great’s seco(...)