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‘Human rights are that the people that live in a country abide by the laws of that country’:  Bernie Ecclestone. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

The Crown Prince of Bahrain has brushed aside Bernie Ecclestone’s seemingly disparaging remark in which he has accused the country’s government of (...)

This week the Government and an organisation run by former president Mary Robinson hosted a conference in Dublin on some of the problems and ch(...)

Sales at Nestl€, the world’s largest food company, rose 4.3 per cent to 21.9 billion Swiss francs (€18 billion). Photograph: Keystone/Fabrice Coffrini

Nestlé’s first-quarter sales growth undershot rival Danone’s after some retailers in Asia cut inventories back to match poor demand, and the de(...)

Puma poached a new chief executive from Danish jeweller Pandora, hiring a man with experience on the soccer field and at long-time rival Adidas(...)

An industrial complex in South Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa is enjoying a boom.

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth rate should accelerate past 5 per cent by next year, which is more than double the curren(...)

Although JCB experienced weak construction equipment sales in some areas of the world, it saw business in Africa double and registered growth of 12 per cent in the Middle East. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Digger manufacturer JCB has defied a slump in the global construction market to record the highest profits in its 67-year history. The fa(...)

President Michael D Higgins addressed the  conference on climate change and global hunger in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

President Michael D Higgins today said global hunger represents the grossest of human rights violations and the greatest ethical challenge fac(...)

A boy walks at a garbage disposal site in  Yemen. Photograph:
Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

It is entirely fitting that Ireland is hosting the international Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Climate Justice in Dublin today and tomorr(...)

Approximately 90 per cent of the villagers in Passkoto receive food aid. Photograph: Jenny Matthews

Sitting in front of her mud-and-straw hut, surrounded by her children, Djenabou Diallo waits. She waits for the food which she hopes her (...)

Demonstrators wave flags and shout slogans as they gather on the occasion of the Feast of the Martyrs at Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis, earlier this week. Photograph: Anis Mili/Reuters

‘Democracy without bread is not democracy. The only right we have won is freedom of expression. We need an intifada in Tunisia for a real revol(...)

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