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A car passes by the Telegrafo Hotel in Havana on Wednesday. Tighter restrictions on US travellers to Cuba will go into effect on Thursday, the White House  said. Photograph: Yamil Lagey/AFP/Getty Images

The US government made it tougher on Wednesday for Americans to book trips and do business with Cuba, making good on a pledge by President Donald Tru(...)

Sayfullo Saipov: after Donald Trump’s unscripted remark about the New York attack suspect, aides sought to walk back the idea, saying it was merely notional. Illustration: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters

US president Donald Trump on Thursday backed off his threat to send the suspect in this week’s New York terrorist attack to the US military prison at (...)

US president Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, US, today. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has said he plans to end a diversity lottery programme, also known as the green card lottery, which he said the Uzbek immigr(...)

Part of a file, dated April 5th, 1964, details efforts to trace Lee Harvey Oswald’s travel from Mexico City back to the United States, released for the first time on  October 26th, 2017.  Photograph: Jon Elswick/AP Photo

Partial records from secret files relating mostly to the assassination of President John F Kennedy have been released. Here are seven of the key point(...)

Part of a file, dated November 24th, 1963, quoting FBI director J Edgar Hoover as he talks about the death of Lee Harvey Oswald. Photograph:  AP/Jon Elswick

US President Donald Trump has blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI appe(...)

Richard Thaler, the father of behavioural finance. Once a niche field, behavioural economics is decidedly mainstream these days. Photograph:  Tannen Maury/EPA

Investors can learn a lot from the work of Richard Thaler, the father of behavioural finance, who was last week awarded a Nobel Prize in economics for(...)

US president John F Kennedy waves from his car in a motorcade in Dallas in November 1963. File photograph: AP Photo/Jim Altgens

US president Donald Trump said on Saturday that, “subject to receipt of further information”, he planned to allow the opening of long-secret files on (...)

Marc Ó Riain outside his Kinsale home with his Ecuadorian balsa surfboard, a favourite item. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Dr Marc Ó Riain is the former president of the Institute of Designers in Ireland 2015-2016 and an internationally award-winning designer of building i(...)

Hotel toiletries, one of the most common items taken from hotel rooms around the world. Photograph: Getty Images

A couple of years ago, in the Chinese city of Xi’an, I nearly ended up in jail for accidentally stealing a fancy bag from a hotel room. This bag was m(...)

 Artist Jim Fitzpatrick with a promotional image of a stamp featuring his world famous image of Che Guevara.

A prominent Cuban-American radio host is calling on An Post to explain why it decided to put Che Guevara on a stamp. Ninoska Perez Castellón, a promi(...)

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