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Militia target: a soldier in one of Rio de Janeiro’s drug gangs, which paramilitary groups have been trying to drive out. Photograph: Dado Galdieri/New York Times

The gang wore black military fatigues and ninja masks when they arrived in Seropédica, a nondescript town of 84,000 near Rio de Janeiro, and began sys(...)

Tunisian Houda Zghidi moved to Ireland four years ago. She  works for a tech company. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Houda Zghidi began chatting online with an Italian man based in Dublin she was not looking for a long-term relationship. She loved living in her (...)

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European shares edged higher on Tuesday as global markets extended their recovery rally with investors putting trade war worries on the back burner fo(...)

Fernando Muslera (R) of Uruguay is beaten as France go 2-0 up during the FIFA World Cup 2018 quarter final: negative sentiment Qatar 2020 and the manner in which it won the vote will weigh on sponsors

The World Cup is a feast of football and is also usually a feast of sponsorship with international brands eager to cash in on the global attention and(...)

Ireland has around 65%  of the global leasing market. Airlines will have to spend $100bn   to $120bn   a year on acquiring craft over the next two decades

Aircraft lessors are setting up a lobby group to defend the €550 million a year industry in Ireland against competition from Singapore and Hong Kong. (...)

Mexico’s president-elect  Andres Manuel López Obrador: critics have derided him as the country’s “tropical messiah”. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

Mexico’s ‘tropical messiah’ is more Lula than Trump Critics deride Andrés Manuel López Obrador – or Amlo as most call him – as Mexico’s “tropical mes(...)

Brazilian fans in in good voice watching  the World Cup game against Mexico in Three Spirits Bar & Grill, in Capel Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In Brazil, it is a toss-up who is the more famous: the actress Bruna Marquezine or her boyfriend Neymar, who despite being a professional athlete app(...)

 Willian (left) plays the ball in for Neymar (far right) to score during the World Cup round of 16 match against Mexico at the Samara Arena. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Brazil 2 Mexico 0 Mexico’s World Cup began with tears of joy against Germany, and ended with them choking back the bile against Brazil, after a displ(...)

Carrefour, Europe’s biggest retailer, makes the bulk of its €88 billion worth of sales in Europe. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

France’s Carrefour and Britain’s Tesco, Europe’s two largest supermarket groups, plan to form a global purchasing alliance to cut costs in the face of(...)

Neymar during a Brazil training session ahead of the Round 16 match against Mexico. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Brazil v Mexico, Samara Arena, Monday, 3.0 (Live RTÉ2/ITV) Tite was expounding the need to make good use of his squad players when he landed upon one(...)

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