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(second from left) Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed:  it is critical that we build these new markets for premium Irish dairy products

Ornua, the State’s largest exporter of dairy products, has launched its flagship Kerrygold brand in South Korea, one of the biggest per capita import(...)

Elephants at Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe: Annual hunting revenue this year in Zimbabwe could be as much as €110m, mainly from the US market. Photograph: DeAgostini/Getty Images

The White House on Thursday said it had not yet finalised a decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring the (...)

Robert Mugabe: The military leaders who have taken over have not yet deposed him from the presidency and have promised to keep him and his family safe. Photograph: Reuters

Robert Mugabe President Robert Mugabe, at 93, is the oldest head of state in the world. Once thought of as a liberation hero and potential nation bu(...)

‘Northern Ireland could not mirror Hong Kong and become a link between the EU and the UK.’ Photograph: Getty Images

One of the great British delusions is that the UK is a bridge between Europe and America. This belief seems so culturally self-evident it is barely qu(...)

The building of state-run PDVSA in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/File/EPA

Russia has come to the aid of Venezuela with a deal to restructure $3.15 billion (€2.7 billion) of sovereign debt, allowing Caracas to meet obligation(...)

People celebrate after the announcement of the same-sex marriage postal survey result in Melbourne. Photograph: Luis Enrique Ascui/EPA

Prominent Australian economist Greg Jericho spoke for many with his tweet about Australia’s same-sex marriage survey: “So the Newspoll [polling compan(...)

US president Donald Trump boards Air Force One to return home from the  Philippines: takes a transactional, deal-making approach to policy, whatever the moral or ethical costs.  Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

US president Donald Trump returns to the United States on Tuesday at the end of the second major foreign trip of his presidency. In many ways, the 1(...)

In the UK, Ikea’s sales rose by 5.8 per cent, boosted by two new store openings. Overall, Ikea’s annual retail sales rose 3.6 per cent to €34.1 billion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ikea, the Swedish flat-pack furniture empire, has become one of the few retailers to quantify the financial effects of Brexit. Costs at Ikea UK, whic(...)

US president Donald Trump waves goodbye as he enters Air Force One after participating in the East Asia Summit in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

US president Donald Trump skipped the plenary session of a summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila on Tuesday because of scheduling delay(...)

Chief executive, Peter Barrett, said SMBC was pleased with the performance

Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital grew pre-tax profits by 3.1 per cent to $16 million (€142.8 million) in the six months to the end of September, (...)

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