The White House will eliminate a major diplomatic hurdle by pushing to have Cuba dropped from a list of state sponsors of terrorism. Photograph: The New York Times 1:30

Cuba recognised what it called a “fair decision” by US president Barack Obama to inform Congress he intends to remove Cuba from a US list of state spo(...)

US president Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro shake hands as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (R) looks on at the  Summit of the Americas in Panama City on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

US president Barack Obama challenged Latin American leaders on Saturday to improve human rights and democracy even as he works to end decades of hosti(...)

 A forensics expert enters the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd store in London, UK, on April 7th, 2015, after a suspected burglary over the quiet Easter holiday weekend. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Burglars using heavy cutting equipment broke into several safety deposit boxes in a vault in London’s Hatton Garden jewellery quarter over the Easter (...)

Sally O’Neill (left) and Anne Enright in Honduras. Photo David Stephenson

Tributes have been paid to Sally O’Neill, Trócaire’s head of region for Latin America, who is to retire next month. Ms O’Neill has been at the heart o(...)

Dublin Airport had a viewing of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on Friday in advance of the new routing beginning on June 20th. Ireland(...)

British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg during a Q&A session at the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference at the ACC Liverpool. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A transatlantic trade deal between the European Union and the United States will not lead to the privatisation of national publicly-controlled health (...)

Martin Sorrell, WPP’s chief executive. Photogrpah: Alan Betson/Irish Times

Britain’s WPP, the world’s biggest advertising company, said it had seen strong trading in January after reporting 2014 results broadly in line with f(...)

Gary McGann, chief executive officer, Smurfit Kappa Group, said that the group’s 2014 performance is “strong evidence of the resilience of our integrated and geographically diverse business model”.   (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Smurfit Kappa Group, the paper and packaging giant, is eyeing further expansion through buyouts in Europe and Latin America. Ian Curley, the chief fin(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney at the Baileys production facility on the Nangor Road, Dublin, to announce the partnership between Baileys and Enterprise Ireland. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography 2:03

A new €600,000 partnership has been announced by cream liqueur manufacturer Baileys and Enterprise Ireland. Announcing the details at the Baileys prod(...)

The director of the North America Department of Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, Cuban Josefina Vidal (right), and members of her delegation participate in the first day of closed-door talks between Cuba and the United States, at the Convention Palace in Havana on January 21st, 2015. Photograph: Adalberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images

The United States and Cuba on Wednesday clashed over immigration policy at the first session of high-level talks seeking to restore diplomatic ties be(...)