Myeshia Johnson she kisses the casket of her husband army Sgt La David Johnson during his burial service at the Memorial Gardens East cemetery in Hollywood, Florida. Photograph: Gaston de Cardenas/AFP/Getty Images

The widow of a US army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday that president Donald Trump “made me cry even worse” in a condolence telepho(...)

The stand-off between pilots and Ryanair management has simmered since the airline was forced to cancel more than 20,000 flights affecting about 700,000 customers. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

Ryanair’s pilot uprising shows little signs of abating, with an ad-hoc group demanding that a wage increase turned down by London Stansted crews be do(...)

“The harvest festivals of my youth have been overtaken by something closer to a festival of waste that celebrates disposable plastic decorations, single-use kids’ costumes and enormous buckets of sweets, each one in its own little unrecyclable cellophane wrapper.” Photograph: David Sleator
Halloween is a load of rubbish

What are you doing for Halloween? I know what I’ll be doing. As soon as the kids’ sugar slumps kick in and the face paint is packed away, I’ll be sitt(...)

Flame rises from damaged buildings after government troops cleared the area from pro-Islamic State militant groups inside a war-torn area in Marawi city, southern Philippines on Monday. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

The Philippines on Monday announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce (...)

Members of the Defence Forces on O’Connell Street as part of the Commemorations to mark the 90th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson

Members of the Defence Forces have described an organisation that is now in crisis, coping with poor pay, declining training standards and ever more p(...)

Former president Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter at home:  “[Barack Obama] made some very wonderful statements, in my opinion, when he first got in office, and then he reneged on that.” Photograph: Dustin Chambers

Most people would run away screaming at the thought of working for a boss who humiliates subordinates in public, throttles them in private, demands co(...)

The agreement includes compensation of an undisclosed sum.

One of five female academics who initiated action against NUI Galway over lack of promotion has reached an agreement after an initial Labour Court hea(...)

The Irish Pharmacy Union has confirmed 78,935 people were vaccinated across 762 pharmacies in the 2016/2017 flu season. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The Health Service Executive is bracing itself for a winter flu crisis, following signals that existing vaccines may be unable to cope with new strain(...)

Lewis Hamilton in Austin, Texas. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton edged ever closer to winning a fourth world championship after a crushing victory over Sebastian Vettel at the United States Grand Prix(...)

Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely to suffer the “baby blues” than at other times of year, a study has shown. Other factors aff(...)