Julio Borges: The president of the National Assembly has called on the army to stop the government and supreme court, which he charges have “kidnapped Venezuela’s freedom”. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuela’s supreme court, which is controlled by President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government, has ruled that it is taking over the opposition-dom(...)

The Rocky Mountaineer with custom-built train coaches traverses the continental divide through the beautiful scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Photograph: Getty

Rail holidays are growing in popularity and there are new ones operating every year. Essentially there are two types of holidays by rail – one where (...)

Protesters call for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment outside the Dáil. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Thousands of people marched in Dublin on International Women’s Day on Wednesday calling for the removal of the constitutional ban on abortion. On Wed(...)

Thousands march against corruption through the streets of downtown Lima on February 16th. An Interpol arrest warrant has been issued for ex-president Alejandro Toledo, who now lives in the US, after Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht said he sought and received a $20 million bribe. Photograph: Cris Bouroncle /AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian executive has told the country’s electoral court that his company gave the winners of the 2014 presidential election the equivalent of ten(...)

  Michael D  Higgins and Raul Castro had a ‘warm, long and comprehensive’ discussion on the first day of his three day visit. Photograph: Adalberto Roquedal/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins held three hours of talks with his Cuban counterpart Raúl Castro on the opening day of his state visit to Cuba. The discu(...)

‘Very provocative’: interior of House 4, Firhouse, by Taka Architects. Photograph: Alice Clancy

The chief appeal of the New Irish Architecture 28: AAI Awards book, published by Gandon Editions, is the insight it gives into the conversations that (...)

Do we really need  asparagus to be available all year round? Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

We live in a world where food travels freely from one part of the planet to other. We revel in having so many exotic foods at our disposal, and feel i(...)

Michael D Higgins: “Ireland is privileged to have been allowed to share, and make its contribution, in Colombia’s journey from conflict to peace.” Photograph: AP

President Michael D. Higgins today met with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, where the two discussed Ireland’s support for the ongoing peace pr(...)

Colombian deputy foreign minister Patti Londoño welcomes Michael D Higgins to Bogota where he spoke about the peace process.

President Michael D Higgins has visited a camp where the Colombian rebel army known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) are demobilis(...)

President Michael D. Higgins  waves after being decorated with the Order of the Sun by Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the Presidential Palace in Lima, Peru on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

President Michael D Higgins ended his visit to Peru praising its ancient culture and expressing his gratitude for the honour bestowed on him by the Pe(...)