Colum McCann: “I am recovering quickly and I’ve been overwhelmed by the generous response from friends and strangers alike.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man has been charged with assaulting award-winning Irish novelist Colum McCann at the end of June in New Haven, Connecticut. US police say Connectic(...)

 Apple and Samsung Electronics are waging a battle on four continents for dominance in the smartphone market. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

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Randall Truman got his 15 minutes of fame in early 1980. A long-term resident on Mount St. Helens in Washington State, Truman (83) scoffed when author(...)

Photos of the 2013 Nobel Prize laureates in Economic Sciences Eugene Fama (L-R), Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller are displayed during a news conference at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm today. The three American scientists won the 2013 economics Nobel prize  for research that has improved the forecasting of asset prices in the long term and helped the emergence of index funds in stock markets, the award-giving body said. Photograph: REUTERS/Claudio Bresciani/TT News Agency
US economists win Nobel prize
  • World
  • October 14, 2013, 13:35

Three American scientists have won the 2013 economics Nobel prize for research that has improved the forecasting of asset prices in the long term and(...)

President Barack Obama will nominate Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve later today, administration officials said last night, ending an unusually public search to fill one of the most important economic policy-making jobs in the world. Photograph: Mary F Calvert/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama will nominate Fed number two Janet Yellen today to run the world’s most influential central bank, providing some relief to m(...)

Images of James Rothman and Randy Schekman of the US, and German-born researcher Thomas Sudhof are projected on a screen, in Stockholm, Sweden, after they were announced as the winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine.

Three scientists who helped to unravel the secrets of the cell as a mini-factory for biochemicals have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medic(...)

Police officers tape off the Lincoln Memorial, closing it to visitors. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Is the US a functioning democracy? This week legislators decided to shut down a swath of the federal government rather then allow an enacted health la(...)

One of the less pleasant but essential duties of a doctor is the writing of death certificates. These documents serve both a legal and an epidemiologi(...)

Terry Prone: one of the experts who will address the group

A US state department funded three-day course for women who want to run for election has started in Athlone, Co Westmeath. (...)

Sanita Puspure: Ireland’s only women’s rowing success at London Olympics.  Photograph: Inpho

There certainly is a very different feel to the international system in Ireland under high performance director Morten Esperse(...)