Members of the group Casa In Action demonstrate for immigration reform in Washington, DC, last  month. A recent survey by the Brookings Institution indicates that more than 60 per cent of Americans believe undocumented immigrants should be granted a path to citizenship through immigration reform. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

US senators negotiating a bipartisan accord on US immigration policy expressed optimism yesterday that a plan will be ready for senate consider(...)

A man with cancer rests on a bench on the pavement outside the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. Today’s landmark judgment has the potential to change the direction of India's pharmaceutical business. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

India's top court has dismissed Swiss company Novartis's attempt to win patent protection for its newly-updated cancer drug Glivec. The (...)

Veteran US political activist and intellectual Noam Chomsky has warned that the European Union’s response to the economic crisis has left European democracy in a worse condition than that of the United States. Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The veteran US political activist and intellectual Noam Chomsky has warned that the European Union’s response to the economic crisis has left E(...)

 Seán Dunne: “I can always say to anyone that we did our best and came up short but now we move on.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Property developer Seán Dunne says he could emerge debt-free from bankruptcy within six months in the US state of Connecticut, and his creditors, i(...)

Noam Chomsky. “The oil dictatorships, the countries that the West really cares about for obvious reasons, their uprisings have been suppressed very harshly and very successfully, with western support.” Photograph: Sascha Schuermann/AFP/Getty

For a man of 84 who has described himself with approval as “a boring speaker”, Noam Chomsky meets a daunting schedule of public appearances, sp(...)

North Korean army officers punch the air in a sign of loyalty at a rally in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: Jon Chol Jin/AP

North Korea stepped up its warlike rhetoric at the weekend, declaring that the Korean peninsula was in a “state of war” and saying that its nuc(...)

He is the former “Baron of Ballsbridge” turned “debtor number 39” on Nama’s books. However, in an article in the S(...)

Property developer Sean Dunne estimates his liabilities at between $500 million (€390 million) and $1 billion (€780 million) and his assets at $1 million and $10 million in the court bankruptcy filing.

Property developer Sean Dunne has listed several of the country's main banks as creditors in a bankruptcy filing made in the state of Connectic(...)

Tom Cruise arriving at  the world premiere of his movie "Oblivion" in Buenos Aires earlier this week.

RONAN McGREEVY Hollywood star Tom Cruise is to attend the premiere of his new film Oblivion in Dublin, Universal Pictures has confirmed.(...)

House speaker John Boehner holds a news conference in Washington. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner today condemned a reference to migrant workers made by fellow Republican representative Don Yo(...)