Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte: his national war on drugs has led to thousands of deaths since he took office in June. Photograph: Samrang Pring/Reuters

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has said he hunted down drug suspects “personally” during a deadly crackdown he instigated when he was the mayor (...)

Spectacular natural beauty: Finland, celebrating 100 years of independence

News Indie Finland Finland celebrates 100 years of independence this winter with a whole host of experiences and packages. Visit the natural hot sp(...)

Surfers on Rossnowlagh beach in Co Donegal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Donegal is the coolest place on the planet, according to National Geographic Traveller. The Irish county tops The Cool List: 17 for 2017, the UK ma(...)

Peruvian Pablo Che Leon Sarmiento: “In Ireland I can walk down the street and take out my cell phone any time and I’m pretty certain no one will threaten me.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Pablo Che Leon Sarmiento finds life in Ireland very predictable. In fact, the whole of western Europe is totally predictable, he says. He misses the c(...)

Shelly McNamara and Yvonne Farrell, of Grafton Architects, at their office in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin-based architectural firm Grafton Architects led by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara has won the inaugural architecture prize for new public (...)

China’s president Xi Jinping  with  Barack Obama at the Apec summit in Lima, Peru, on Sunday. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

China is stepping up as globalisation’s staunchest advocate after Donald Trump vowed he would abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) 12-nation r(...)

Outgoing US president Barack Obama who said in Peru last night he reserved the right to comment if he thinks core American values were at stake. Photograph: Bloomberg

Outgoing US president Barack Obama has warned president-elect Donald Trump he will not be able to pursue many of his more controversial policies once (...)

Catherine and David made their vows during a ceremony performed by David’s father, a pastor

Catherine, from Harold’s Cross in Dublin, and David from Lima, Peru, met in Buenos Aires in July 2010. She was living in the city – working for a chi(...)

A mural in Dublin commemorating the Easter Rising and, directly underneath, two new bicycle racks in the shape of cars. Photograph: Frank McNally

In a small square off Dublin’s South Great George’s Street, recent renovations have included a mural commemorating the Easter Rising and, directly und(...)

The China Daily has said president-elect Donald Trump should consider supporting a Beijing-backed free trade deal in the Asia-Pacific. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

Donald Trump’s administration should consider supporting a Beijing-backed free trade deal in the Asia-Pacific as an alternative to the doomed Trans-Pa(...)