US artist Ryan Mendoza stands in Berlin next to the reassembled former house of Rosa Parks. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

From her self-imposed Paris exile, Marlene Dietrich sang wistfully about her suitcase in Berlin. Rosa Parks can now do one better. Some 12 years afte(...)

Embracing change: Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in Loving

Let us first clarify what Loving is not. Following its premiere at Cannes, Jeff Nichols’s singular treatment of the case that helped dismantle the US(...)

“It is shameful to think that the actions of figures such as Rosa Parks [above] and Harvey Milk have now been replaced with the lazy, crude, stupid and infantile justice warriors, be they on  the left or right.”

At the beginning of 2016, the consensus would have been that the likes of Germaine Greer and Peter Tatchell were liberal progressives, and that politi(...)

A woman named Samira kisses Diaa Hadid’s cheek after sharing her prayer mat with Hadid, in Mecca, in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Diaa Hadid/New York Times)

Diaa Hadid, a correspondent in the Jerusalem bureau of the New York Times, completed her first pilgrimage to Mecca this week. She chronicles the expe(...)

‘Adams has enjoyed an unchallenged tenure at the top of the Sinn Féin of a duration once seen only in newly established African democracies.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A nationalist Twitter user in Turkey recently suggested that perhaps the best way to discredit the iconic and currently imprisoned Abdullah Öcalan, f(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to give a report on the progress of government formation when the Dáil returns next Tuesday. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Dáil returns next Tuesday – yes! for one day only, folks! – when Enda Kenny is due to give a report on the progress of government formation. At t(...)

Enda Kenny: The “conversation with Eamon Ryan was very good, very constructive and very straight forward”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Fine Gael has held “very good, and very constructive” talks with the Green Party about forming a new government,Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Speaki(...)

Colum Eastwood with his daughter Rosa and wife Rachel after he won the SDLP leadership contest. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

Colum Eastwood has a five-months-old baby called Rosa. His wife’s name is Rachael Parkes. Given that he now leads Northern Ireland’s SDLP, a party bor(...)

The US treasury department, with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), expects to unveil the new US$10 note in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

For the first time in more than a century, US paper currency will feature the face of a woman. Treasury secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday a newly r(...)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, the outgoing Lord Mayor of Belfast, in Belfast City Hall.  Photograph: Aidan O’Reilly/Pacemaker

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Lord Mayor of Belfast for one more week, likes to take selfies and post them on his prolific Twitter feed. There are pictures (...)