A Commerce Department official said that the plan to move to international management needed more work

In a climate of international mistrust over how the US government handles Internet data, the Commerce Department has said that it would delay by at le(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe (right, front) and his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi (centre) arrive at a news conference, at Mr Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday. Photograph: Thomas Peter/EPA

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe asked US vice president Joe Biden on Wednesday for an investigation into possible spying on high-level Japanese gov(...)

Members of the Assyrian Gozarto Protection Forces, consisting of Sutoro militia, a pro-Syrian government Syriac Christian movement, and other Assyrian fighters rest and drink tea before heading to  the front line in the battle against  Islamic State in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh on July 13th. Photograph: Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State’s reclusive leader has empowered his inner circle of deputies as well as regional commanders in Syria and Iraq with wide-ranging authori(...)

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The company is moving to improve its privacy and security policies. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau

Facebook users’ rising interest in security and privacy concerns in the past 18 months has prompted the company into a more public discussion of these(...)

Prof John Crown outside Leinster House. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Medical Corner This week, Prof John Crown advises on the best course of action to follow if you suffer a nasty wallop to the ballots area. It’s near(...)

On duty: Lewis Merletti, between Hillary and Bill Clinton, during a ceremony to make the US president an honorary freeman of Dublin in 1995

Sleepy Dungarvan, on the Waterford coast, might seem an unusual location for a gathering of spooks and cops, but every two years it hosts a conference(...)

French President François Hollande meets with parliamentarians at the Elysée Palace in Paris after revelations of US spying on French presidents. Photograph: Charles Platiau/AFP/Getty Images

French politicians yesterday vied to see who could make the most morally outraged statements about past spying by the US National Security Agency on F(...)

The revelation by Wikileaks that the United States spied on French president François Hollande and his two immediate predecessors has been met with a (...)

French Senate president Gerard Larcher (left), French president Francois Hollande (centre) and French foreign minister Laurent Fabius (right) attend a meeting the day after WikiLeaks revelations of US spying on French presidents, at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

France summoned the US ambassador on Wednesday to explain allegations by transparency lobby group WikiLeaks of what president Francois Hollande brande(...)

The United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, WikiLeaks have said in a (...)