Flimflam man: Kevin McGeever shows off his Hummer.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

My guess is that there are a great many people who need to talk to Kevin McGeever – those many people whom the 71-year-old scammed out of money in a l(...)

Mel Macaraeg and Mark Crosbie in the Philippines

To see what culture shock looks like, watch Dublin street cleaner Mark Crosbie’s expressive face at any point in the hour-long immersive documentary T(...)

Sir John Leslie at the French embassy in Dublin, where he was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 2015. Photograph: Brian Hutton/PA Wire

Sir John Leslie, one of Ireland’s last surviving second world war veterans, has died aged 99. Sir Jack, a cousin of Winston Churchill, died at home (...)

Aoife Ní Mhurchú: Experiencing Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines made me decide that emergency response was what I wanted to do

My life choices were greatly influenced by my uncle, who was a Society of African Missions priest. He worked in Africa for 40 years. As a child my ea(...)

Crew members of Japanese submarine Oyashio (left) work on the deck while Japanese destroyers  dock at a port of the former US naval base in Subic bay, north of Manila, in the   Philippines.  China has an ongoing row with Tokyo over the ownership of islands in the region. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

China has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” after foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) bloc of advanced economies issued a statement strong(...)

Adnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire negotiated billions of dollars in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in the 1970s and played “a central role for the US government” with CIA operatives in selling guns to Iran, according to a 1992 US Senate report co-written by then-Senator John Kerry, now the US secretary of state. Photograph: Getty Images

One day during his presidential re-election campaign in September 1996, Bill Clinton walked into a room in Westin Crown Center hotel in Kansas City. A(...)

A job fair  at Shandong University in  China. Slower economic growth in China, worsening producer price deflation and a generally chillier global environment has prompted the Manila-based Asian Development Bank to cut its growth forecasts for developing economies in Asia.

Slower economic growth in China, worsening producer price deflation and a generally chillier global environment has prompted the Manila-based Asian De(...)

 LafargeHolcim:  company intends to keep capital expenditure below 2 billion Swiss francs, down from 2.6 billion in 2015, as it trims operations pooled by France’s Lafarge and Switzerland’s Holcim. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

LafargeHolcim, the world’s biggest cement maker, intends to boost prices and curb capital spending to shore up 2016 profits as it attempts to wring m(...)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang gesturing during a press conference after the closing session of the National People’s Congress in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Getty Images

China’s premier Li Keqiang struck a conciliatory tone on regional disputes during his annual news conference at the end of the National People’s Congr(...)

In wide-ranging interviews with the Atlantic magazine, US president Barack Obama likened Islamic State to the Joker in The Dark Knight, the 2008 Batman movie. The Middle East, Mr Obama said, was like Gotham, a corrupt metropolis controlled by a cartel of thugs. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama believes that Saudi Arabia, one of America’s most important allies in the Middle East, needs to learn how to “share” the reg(...)