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Once a London cabbie alights on the subject of Uber, Brexit or cycle lanes, the wisest course is to stop listening, look out the window and sink deep into your own thoughts. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

We were at the bottom of St James’s when the cab jolted and hissed to a halt, as a black SUV stopped in front, right in the middle of the street. A si(...)

 Ed Joyce keeps an eye in case the ball hits the stumps. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Ed Joyce scored an unbeaten century to get new Ireland coach Graham Ford’s reign off to a successful start with a four-wicket win over the UAE in Duba(...)

Pakistan: A risky estrangement

The decision by the United States to suspend almost $1 billion in security aid to Pakistan may have been accompanied by President Donald Trump’s trade(...)

A member loyal to Islamic State waves a flag in Raqqa in 2014. FIle photograph: Reuters

‘World View’ is a weekly foreign affairs podcast from ‘The Irish Times’. Subscribe on Android, on Apple Podcasts, on Stitcher or on Soundcloud. Is Is(...)

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani: economic siege has pushed Gulf state closer to Iran and has ensured he is probably the most secure ruler in the region. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

If a cult of personality is essential for absolute rulers to maintain power then Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the emir of Qatar, has nothing to fe(...)

Over the past decade, 356,600 Irish-born people have emigrated. Photograph: iStock

Michael Noonan’s quip in 2012 about emigration being a “free choice of lifestyle” for young people must be one of the most defining quotes of the rece(...)

Pakistani students burn images of US president Donald Trump during a protest against aid cuts in Islamabad on Friday. Photograph: Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images

The US is suspending security assistance to Pakistan as the Trump administration escalates pressure on the government in Islamabad to prevent terroris(...)

Naime and Alper Tamga with their daughter Asel, who was the first baby to be born in Vienna in 2018. Photograph: KAV/Votava

Within hours of her birth, 47 minutes into 2018, little Asel had attracted the attention of her home city, Vienna, as the Austrian capital’s “New Year(...)

The Immigration Act 2004 sets out 11 grounds on which an individual can be refused permission to enter the State. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Most people refused entry at Irish air and sea ports in 2016 were Brazilian, Albanian, US and South African citizens, according to statistics released(...)

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian man held by Taliban-linked militants for nearly five years, has been arrested in Ottawa and is facing more than a dozen charges. File photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters.

A Canadian man held hostage by Taliban-linked militants for nearly five years has been arrested in Ottawa and is facing more than a dozen charges incl(...)

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