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Chilean president-elect Sebastián Piñera greets president Michelle Bachelet upon her arrival at his residence in Santiago. Photograph: Claudio Reyes/AFP/Getty Images

With his election on Sunday to a new term as president of Chile nearly four years after his first ended, Sebastián Piñera has confirmed South America’(...)

It never rains but it pours: Ireland is facing the double whammy of Brexit and the impending overhaul of US tax policy. Photograph: iStock

With the biggest overhaul of US taxation in three decades and the small matter of Brexit waiting for us in 2018, it would be remiss to think it’ll be (...)

Trade talks between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc will likely extend into next year. Photograph: iStock

Trade talks between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc will likely extend into next year after European negotiators said they needed(...)

Joyce Correa da Silva, originally from Brazil, is now living in Gort, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The State may be losing an estimated €41 million annually in unclaimed tax by failing to regulate the situation of undocumented migrants, a report due(...)

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) at a meeting earlier this year wit h European Council President Donald Tusk (L) and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

The European Union and Japan concluded negotiations on a free trade deal to create the world’s largest open economic area, signalling their rejection(...)

Santo Daime church leader in Ireland Marcus McCabe, seen here with a supporter, leaves Dublin District Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

A religious sect leader who claimed he imported a hallucinogenic drug to prepare a revered sacrament for his church’s ceremonies has been spared a jai(...)

Mary Kennedy hangs a silver-framed photograph of her late mother Pauline on the tree every year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s that time of year again when boxes of baubles are hauled down from the attic and unwrapped with delight as they take their places on the Christma(...)

The EU beef market is being sacrificed for the sake of the Mercosur trade deal, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has claimed. As EU negotiators b(...)

The city was a magnet for the talented and desperate from all over the country and for enterprising immigrants like George Frideric Handel.   Artwork: Painting by Thom; Photograph by Erich Auerbach/Getty Images

Dwarfing every other town and city in Britain, it was the greatest metropolis in Europe, richer and more populous than Paris, Naples or Amsterdam. The(...)

South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, celebrates with his supporters after he survived a no-confidence motion in parliament in August. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

At one end of the main street in Vrede, a dust-blown farming town in South Africa’s Free State province, stands a stone Dutch Reformed Church. At the (...)

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