Former mayor of Baltimore and governor of Maryland Martin O Malley, who is speaking at a number of engagements in Ireland today and tomorrow. Photograph: David Sleator

Irish-American politician Martin O’Malley, an expected contender for the Democratic party’s 2016 presidential nomination, has said he believes the Iri(...)

Workers sort fish at a wholesale market for fish and other seafood in Mahachai, in Thailand’s Samut Sakhon province. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Amid reports about slavery and unlawful fishing in the industry, the European Union has threatened to ban imports of seafood from Thailand because, of(...)

File photograph of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted of 30 federal charges relating to the twin bombings  at the  Boston Marathon finishing line in 2013. Tsarnaev’s lawyers have urged the jury in the case not to grant him the death penalty.   Photograph: FBI handout/Reuters

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers have urged the jury in his trial to spare his life, portraying him as “a good kid” who was led down(...)

The proposed deal aimed at stopping Iran building a nuclear bomb would be “a significant achievement” to encourage countries to dismantle weapons unde(...)

Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against the  Houthi militia who have seized wide areas of the country. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

The commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia on Monday of following in Israel’s footsteps in the Islamic world by carrying(...)

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan said that money allocated for tax cuts and spending increases in the upcoming budget will be split evenly between the two. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Minister for Finance has confirmed that there is up to €1.5billion “wriggle room” available for tax cuts and spending increases in the upcoming Oc(...)

Nepalese victims of Saturday’s earthquake lie inside an Indian air force helicopter as they are evacuated from Trishuli Bazar to Kathmandu airport in Nepal. Photograph: AP 1:50

Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlie(...)

Military drones: The level of automation in military UAVs is becoming sophisticated, and matches the capabilities of elite military pilots. Photograph: US Navy/Jeffrey S. Viano

Norma Jean Dougherty worked in a factory near Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles which manufactured the first mass-produced radio-controlled aircraft mod(...)

Ferdinand Piech: was left with little option but to put his own head in the noose he had fashioned. Photograph: Frank Leonhardt

After two decades as Volkswagen’s uncrowned and mercurial emperor, Ferdinand Piëch has resigned as group chairman after losing a boardroom battle wi(...)

Lululemon’s clothing has become, in certain circles, more sought-after than Chanel. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

I’m in Starbucks, looking at a perfectly formed bottom. I don’t mean to look, but it’s right there in front of me, pert and peachy in black Lycra t(...)