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Samantha Hunt:  takes us through the looking glass, away from what we thought we knew.

“Then she raised the hoe above her head.” The Eudora Welty epigraph is a choice beginning for Samantha Hunt’s debut collection of stories featuring ch(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and former British prime minister David Cameron looking at a Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 at the British Museum, London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/PA

The demise of the Volkswagen Beetle reminds me of something I heard a while back from a man who had grown up in a Midlands dealership for that and oth(...)

Mayor Andrew Gillum of Tallahassee speaks during a teachers’ rally in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photograph: Josh Ritchie/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump hailed the result of several primaries on Tuesday night, claiming that the outcomes showed that the Republican Party will “m(...)

 Lucas Torreira: His home town in Uruguay is best known for its corned beef, but that could change if manager Unai Emery’s gamble pays off.  Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Time for Torreira. That is the motto Arsenal chose to accompany all their messaging about the most pivotal of the five new recruits they have welcomed(...)

Activists in favour of decriminalising abortion hold handkerchiefs with the Spanish message “For a legal, safe and free abortion,” and wear costumes from the Handmaid’s Tale as they march through Remembrance Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Argentina’s Senate has rejected a bill to legalise elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The issue has divided the homeland of Pope F(...)

The encyclical provoked a ferocious reaction among millions of practising Catholics.

Fifty years ago this week, former government minister Mary O’Rourke was a teacher in Athlone while studying for a H Dip in Maynooth as Pope Paul VI pu(...)

Brett Kavanaugh is congratulated by Donald Trump after the US president nominated him as a justice of the supreme court. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

When Donald Trump strode into the East Room of the White House on Monday night to face the cameras, the US president could barely contain his smile. (...)

Judge Brett Kavanaugh   shakes hands with President Donald Trump after being nominated to the US supreme court in the East Room of the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Federal appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated by US president Donald Trump to replace Anthony Kennedy on the US supreme court, in a m(...)

A young mother breastfeeding her infant daughter. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A resolution to encourage breastfeeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this sprin(...)

 Edinson Cavani  celebrates scoring against Portugal. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Portugal 1 Uruguay 2 Edinson Cavani sent Uruguay into a World Cup quarter-final against France with two goals of the highest order eliminating Portug(...)

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