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(...)

New Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes waves to supporters in Asuncion, Paraguay, with, right, vice-president elect Juan Afara. Photograph: Jorge Saenz/AP

A powerful businessman accused of drug trafficking and cigarette smuggling was elected Paraguay’s new president on Sunday in a vote marred by v(...)

Paraguayan presidential candidate Horacio Cartes of the Colorado Party laughs off the suggestion that he is a “narco”. Photograph: Reuters

Five years ago today Paraguay was a country striding towards a better future. On April 20th, 2008, voters elected former Catholic bishop (...)

Maria Doyle Kennedy whose moving interpretation of Lynch looking back on her life from beyond the grave is the film’s emotional heart.

It is safe to say no other Irish film this year will have a first viewing quite like that of Eliza Lynch – Queen o(...)

A chara, – You take the opportunity of the untimely and tragic death of Chávez to pen an editorial that repeats the same lies and assertions ma(...)