Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo: Unlike his predecessor, Turnbull is articulate and doesn’t come as across as permanently spoiling for a fight. Photograph: Adek Berry/ EPA

Two months after his own Liberal Party dumped Tony Abbott as prime minister, Australia is a more relaxed and confident country. In September, just be(...)

Storyful founder and former RTÉ journalist Mark Little has joined Twitter in a senior role on its media team. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Storyful founder and former RTÉ journalist Mark Little has joined Twitter in a senior role on its media team. Mr Little will become Twitter’s vice-pre(...)

Disability campaigner Dara Gallagher (left) has died aged 62. Image: Twitter.

Disability campaigner Dara Gallagher (62) has died. A post on his Facebook page on Thursday read: “This is Dara’s sister Bláithín on behalf of the Ga(...)

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson: Rupert Murdoch tweeted: ‘What about a real black president who can properly address the racial divide?’ Photograph: Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has apologised for remarks made in support of Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, saying he didn’t mean to cause (...)

US Republican candidate Dr Ben Carson described as ’terrific’ by Rupert Murdoch. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has apologised after he suggested US president Barack Obama was not a ‘real black president’. In a tweet praising Republica(...)

Alex Ferguson: “One of the pupils at Harvard said to me, ‘What do you know now that you wish you’d known 30 years ago?’ - and it’s communication. When I was younger I wanted to rule the world and do everything.”

When Sir Alex Ferguson became a professional footballer in the early 1960s, he earned £16 a week (£300 in today’s money) in a sport that was a solid (...)

     Rupert Murdoch and Chinese president Xi Jinping: Xi offered  assurances to the News Corp chairman that China would remain open to overseas journalists, despite the government withholding residence visas for foreign reporters. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

Chinese president Xi Jinping’s first official visit as head of state to the US will highlight the stark differences that remain between the world’s la(...)

Matt Jacobson, one of Facebook’s first employees and now its head of market research, on the roof of his home in Manhattan Beach, California. Photograph: Elizabeth Lippman/The New York Times

In 2005, Matt Jacobson was 44 and looking for a new job after leaving Quiksilver, the surf brand. A friend suggested that he meet with an unknown star(...)

‘The Starry Night’ by Vincent van Gogh. Photograph: AP/Museum of Modern Art

Just seeing the crayon colours painted on the tall iron fence of the 18th-century Parisian townhouse made me shiver. The big panda in flip flops in(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. ‘In many respects, the Irish economy is now on autopilot: the policy parameters are known and set by our European masters.’ Photograph: Collins

It’s almost as if Ireland’s economic success story is happening to a different country: it is as hard to find another economy – almost anywhere in (...)