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Former British Conservative Party leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

New times require new words. US satirist Stephen Colbert invented “truthiness” – a political discourse in which what matters is what you feel to be tr(...)

Former US President Jimmy Carter said he had been given a diagnosis of cancer that had spread to other parts of his body after being revealed by recent liver surgery. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Former US President Jimmy Carter announced on Wednesday that he had been given a diagnosis of cancer that had spread to other parts of his body after (...)

Former Goldman Sachs managing director Jason Lee chose to be tried by a New York state judge on charges that he raped an Irish student at a rental home in  Long Island  almost two years ago

A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc managing director accused of raping an Irish student at his beach house on New York’s Long Island is hoping a judge(...)

A combination photo shows a sequence of an explosion erupting from a CSX Corp train derailment in Mount Carbon, West Virginia February 16th, 2015. Photograph: Reuters/Steve Keenan

A train hauling 109 cars of crude oil derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting a number of cars ablaze and forcing the evacuation of two towns.CSX(...)

A pedestrian with his glasses fogged over walks through the snow during a winter blizzard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Record-breaking cold gripped the Eastern United States on Monday as an icy winter storm crippled the nation’s central states before it was expected to(...)

Late actor Ralph Waite as Reverend Norman Balthus in the TV series Carnivale. Photograph: HBO

Stars of 1970s TV series The Waltons have paid tribute to Ralph Waite, the actor who played the kind-and-steady patriarch of the tight-knit rur(...)

Blackstone took over Hilton in 2007 for $26.7 billion, the largest-ever takeover of a hotel company. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Hilton Worldwide Inc said its initial public offering would raise up to $2.37 billion (€1.75 billion), in what would be the biggest-ever hotel IPO and(...)

Auction ResultsTuesday, July 9th Ashgrove Auction Rooms, Naas, Co Kildare. Curragh Plains by Peter Curling, €2,000 (€2,000-€3,000).Forthcoming Auction(...)

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