Singapore Open swing: Singapore’s population is about 5.4 million, its landmass is only about 1 per cent of Ireland’s and its GDP per capita in 2013 was $55,000, ahead of our $50,000. Photograph: Paul Lakatos/AFP/Getty Images

You’re a start-up executive and have opened your company in the heart of a strong start-up community. You want to network with other executives, and f(...)

 Zimbabwean men attempt to get a malnourished cow on its feet in rural Masvingo, on January 21st, 2016. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by drought. There are now 2.44 (...)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Republican ideologues complain, is not a true conservative; indeed, he is a populist. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/Reuters

Losers have votes, too. That is what democracy means – and rightly so. If they feel sufficiently cheated and humiliated, they will vote for Donald Tru(...)

A protest outside the national television building  in Chisinau, Moldova, against the new government headed by pro-European  Pavel Filip. Photograph:  Dumitru Doru/EPA

Opposition leaders in Moldova vowed to continue street protests until the controversial new government resigns and snap elections are called. Thousa(...)

Enda Kenny in Davos yesterday: the 90-minute debate on “rebooting the global economy” was not his natural territory, as the discussion delved into the nuances of labour patterns and emerging market developments. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

It was a case of back to school for Enda Kenny as he took his seat in the Alpine High School in Davos yesterday. It was a far cry from last year when (...)

The main hall in Davos. The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The great and good of the financial world are gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. Here are five of the top t(...)

“The future of (almost) everything” is written by Patrick Dixon, and is priced €14.99

The ambitious title for this book sets the bar high for author Patrick Dixon. A physician and former cancer specialist, Dixon started the internationa(...)

From left are Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, and president-designate of COP21 and French President Francois Hollande celebrating  final agreement  at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12th, 2015. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Success has many parents, and there will be no shortage of people attempting to take credit for concluding the Paris accords - the most serious attemp(...)

China’s climate change special representative Xie Zhenhua speaks at a news conference in Beijing in November. Photograph: Reuters

China’s special representative on climate change Xie Zhenhua has described the country’s commitments to cut emissions as “specific, powerful and pragm(...)

Catherine Day: recently retired as European Commission secretary general.   Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Commission will ensure 40 per cent of its management positions are occupied by women within the next four years, EC vice-president (...)