U2 guitarist The Edge, whose real name is David Evans, poses with Irish bishop Paul Tighe before listening to US vice-president Joe Biden speak at the Vatican. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

U2 guitarist The Edge has become the first rock star to play in the Sistine Chapel, a venue he described as “the most beautiful parish hall in the wor(...)

Like Kimmy, Kemper is chirpy and upbeat, endlessly polite and sincere.

In a hotel room high up in the Manhattan skyline, I’m trying not to confuse the actor Ellie Kemper with her Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt character. Kemp(...)

Since humble beginnings in Dublin, the chain now boasts over 300 stores in 10 countries and 62,000 employees

Next week, on April 14th, Primark will open its first store in Italy. The store is in Arese, about 12km from fashion hotspot Milan, in a former Alfa (...)

Myanmar’s new foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi and generals attending a presidency ceremony in Naypyitaw. Photograph: Ye Aung Thu/EPA

Htin Kyaw, a close ally and confidante of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has been sworn in as president of Myanmar (formerly known as B(...)

 Myanmar’s new president Htin Kyaw (L) and Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (R) arrive at the Union Parliament to take oath in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Myanmar’s parliament swore in the first president with no military ties in more than half a century on Wednesday, after Aung San Suu Kyi’s National L(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi will be the only woman in the cabinet of the new Myanmar government, led by the National League for Democracy. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA/File photo

Myanmar’s president-elect Htin Kyaw has named Aung San Suu Kyi as foreign minister, her National League for Democracy (NLD) party said, giving the Nob(...)

Htin Kyaw, newly elected president of Myanmar and member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party, leaves after a parliament session in Naypyidaw on Tuesday.  Photograph: AFP

Myanmar’s parliament has appointed a close friend and ally of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as its first civilian president in 53 years. Htin Kyaw (...)

Burmese days: Freda Grealy and Rory O’Boyle of the Law Society

These are heady days in Myanmar as the country emerges from decades of isolation under military rule and the southeast Asian nation gets ready to res(...)

Darina Allen examines chillies at a market stall during her visit to Myanmar

I spent a couple of weeks in Myanmar recently and was enchanted. Despite living through war and dictatorship, the people are warm, welcoming and cour(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi attends a meeting at the Sibin Guesthouse, where many of the NLD members of parliament live. Photograph: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

Aung San Suu Kyi will not become president of Myanmar but instead her NLD party has named a close friend, Htin Kyaw, as its favoured candidate. The (...)