People taking part in the anti-water charges protest march, in O’Connell Street, Dublin, earlier this month. Photograph: Eric Luke

The debate triggered by recent water charge-related incidents has focused attention on the scope and limits of our entitlement to protest. The startin(...)

Rory McIlroy has defended his comments that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are in the final holes of their careers. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

World number one Rory McIlroy has defended his comments about Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson being in “the last few holes of their careers”. McIlroy f(...)

The recent Mercosur summit in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: EPA

After being stalled for years, trade talks between the EU and the South American bloc Mercosur are showing signs of life, with a deal that could have (...)

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis is expected to spend his first months at the retailer listening. Photograph: EPA

When Dave Lewis takes over as chief executive of Tesco in October, following the sudden ousting of Philip Clarke last week, he faces the task of reviv(...)

The third album by Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor treads a well-trampled path. Soul-pop from the 1960s plays a more prominent role in the Sheffi(...)

Fabrizio Zanotti of Paraguay on his way to victory at  the BMW International Open at  Gut Larchenhof GC in Cologne last weekend.

I think we are living in a sporting age that is getting less predictable. The old days of the usual suspects lifting trophies is not a given any more.(...)

A banana box with packets of seized cocaine are on display at the State Office of Criminal Investigations in Berlin after employees of an ALDI discount supermarket in Berlin found packets hidden inside banana boxes from Colombia.

Aldi supermarkets in Berlin had an unusual special offer this week. While customers perused the electric blankets, lightbulbs and frying pans on Monda(...)

From the moment Trap was appointed to the Irish job, Italian media have followed his every move closely. Thus, the news that he and the FAI had parted ways in the wake of the losses to Sweden and Austria came as no surprise. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

It depends on where you are coming from, really. While Michael O’Leary of Ryanair, much of the Irish soccer press corps and many fans, too, are convin(...)

A thing of the past? Farc soldiers parading in the main square of San Vicente del Caguán, in what was then rebel-controlled southern Colombia in 2001. Photograph: Ricardo Mazalan/AP

When the Farc guerrilla movement’s chief peace negotiator said this week that Colombia’s half-century civil war was drawing to a close, it was just th(...)

Return to power
  • World
  • April 24, 2013, 08:20

In a subcontinent currently largely ruled by various shades of left, it might seem strange that the second poorest country, and one in which la(...)