President Barack Obama and Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens on Tuesday. Photograph:  EPA/Orestis Panagiotou

US president Barack Obama has warned against a rise in a “crude sort of nationalism” – offering his strongest comments, since the US presidential elec(...)

US president Barack Obama (left) with  Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras at a press conference after their meeting at the Maximos Mansion in Athens on November 15th, 2016. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/AFP/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama has said fears of globalisation and suspicions of government institutions and elites powered both the UK’s vote to exit the (...)

Christina McMahon, champion kickboxer turned professional boxer.

The biggest pay-day of my pre-adult working career was thanks to a greyhound called Christina’s Pal, which for a period in late 1975, I was under cont(...)

Peruvians love their jelly – the stuff sells like hot cakes, except that it’s  cold. Photograph: Getty Images

The rickety bus rolls into Huarmey, a flat, arid coastal village in Peru. I have arrived for a voluntary mission. I awake to the creaking noise of the(...)

Emily Mark-FitzGerald,  who moved to Ireland from California in 2002 and works as a lecturer at the UCD school of art history and cultural policy, with her  sons

Leading a group of energetic Peruvians around south Dublin is hardly inconspicuous – particularly Peruvians who live in California and regard public (...)

The destroyed  Carlton Hotel in the government-held side of Aleppo’s historic city centre is seen on Friday. The US and Russia said on Friday they wanted to extend the four-day-old ceasefire in Syria. Photograph: AFP

Russia and Syrian rebels cast doubt over the prospects for an increasingly shaky five-day-old ceasefire on Saturday, with Moscow saying the situation (...)

On a purely nutritional level alone Starbucks should be banished. A cup of black coffee contains 2 calories; some of Starbucks’ coffees contain over 500 calories a cup. Photograph: Alan Betson

Inspiring and nurturing the human spirit-one person, one cup, one neighborhood at a time. Such a sweet and sincere Starbucks mission statement. But t(...)

Members of Peru’s Shipibo community in their traditional dress. Photograph: Didem Tali

David Sanchez doesn’t know what type of cancer his late mother suffered from. “It was just general cancer, I guess. The doctors didn’t specify anythi(...)

Alberto goes to work chopping wood near his village in the Peruvian Amazon. Photograph: Didem Tali

Alberto woke at 6am, had breakfast with his family, kissed his three daughters and headed to work. He spent the following hours chopping wood and get(...)

Convicted Irish drug smuggler Michaella McCollum returned to Ireland on Saturday evening three years after she was arrested with Scottish woman Meliss(...)