The Honduran people are warm and open, but living in a climate of violence and intimidation has taken its toll

Waking up in a hotel in San Pedro Sula, said to be the most dangerous city in the world, is much like waking up in any other city – until you read the(...)

 Gary Hurley in action during the  Irish Open  at Royal County Down. “I drove the ball very well but my iron play let me down.”  Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty

It was blue murder at Royal County Down, the colour that signifies bogeys on the giant scoreboard, dominating in the second round as it had on Thursda(...)

There may be many who are disappointed by the re-election of Sepp Blatter to the presidency of Fifa in Zurich, but few will have been surprised. The 7(...)

Cuba’s president Raul Castro shakes hands with US president Barack Obama : Cuba was added to the terror list in 1982 after the US accused it of supporting terrorist groups in Latin America, including the Revolutionary Armed Forced of Colombia, Farc. Photograph:Jonathan Ernst

In a further step towards normalised relations, Washington has removed Cuba from its list of states that sponsor terrorism, paving the way for restora(...)

The Hudson County correctional centre in Kearny, New Jersey.  Yang Xiuzhu, a senior official who oversaw construction projects in the booming eastern province of Zhejiang, is in US custody pending her removal to China.  Photograph: Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

China’s most wanted fugitive, a government official accused of embezzling more than €36.5 million, has been detained by US immigration officers, the(...)

Dennis Hastert, speaker of the US House of Representatives from 1999-2007, allegedly paid an individual from his hometown of Yorkville $3.5 million (€3.2 million) to “compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct”. File photograph: Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images

Former speaker of the US House of Representatives Dennis Hastert has been charged with lying to the FBI and evading banking laws over the alleged paym(...)

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. Photograph: Reuters/US Navy

The United States said on Friday that China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea, a devel(...)

Gayle Killilea: asked to move her bankruptcy case to district court. Photograph: Collins Courts

The official in charge of Seán Dunne’s US bankruptcy has objected to a request by Mr Dunne’s wife to remove a case on alleged fraudulent asset transf(...)

The fight over the sweeping domestic spying powers, revealed in media leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has moved to the Senate where majority leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans want the Patriot Act bulk collection extended until 2020. Photograph: Zach Gibson/The New York Times

The US Senate is facing intense pressure to enact a law maintaining the power to track telephone calls as part of counterterrorism efforts before the(...)

David Norris: “When the Fianna Fáil government denationalised Aer Lingus, I spoke and voted against that.” Photograph: Eric Luke/THE IRISH TIMES

Fine Gael Senator Pat O’Neill said the sale of the Government’s Aer Lingus share was right for the airline and the country. “We are a small island (...)