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Peru’s vice-president Martin Vizcarra: was due to assume office with little popular or political support. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo/Reuters

Having seen one president resign on Wednesday, Peru ended the week with his successor already under pressure to quit as the political crisis gripping (...)

President of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (right) after a press conference  in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

European Union leaders responded cautiously on Friday to Donald Trump’s decision to defer tariffs on EU steel and aluminium exports to the US. While(...)

Belvedere’s David Hawkshaw is tackled by Tom Monaghan of Clongowes in last year’s Bank of Ireland Leinster Senior Cup semi-final. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Belvedere College v Blackrock College, Friday, RDS, 2pm (Eir Sport) It’s a reprise of last year’s final, which Belvedere College won 10-3, with a sma(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg: said he regretted not telling affected users when Facebook first found out about the Cambridge Analytica leak in 2015.  Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Mark Zuckerberg said he was willing to testify to any US government inquiry over reports that Cambridge Analytica had harvested data from more than 50(...)

Chief executive Terry Fox holding a re-cyclable and a compostible cup at Cup Print, Ballymaley Business Park, Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

For many, the disposable coffee cup is the poster image for the waste scourge, used once, not recyclable, ending their short lives in landfill dumps, (...)

Robert Mueller is the special counsel appointed last summer to lead the inquiry into Russian collusion in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump resumed his assault on special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday, tweeting his support for an article written by a Harvard(...)

A 15-month low: B&Q owner Kingfisher has reported annual profits tumbling more than 10 per cent and warned of an “uncertain” UK outlook after a recent hit to sales. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Shares slid on Wednesday as trade war fears dented investors’ confidence and the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.25 per cent. DUBLIN F(...)

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest against the murder of Marielle Franco in  Rio de Janeiro last week. Photograph:  Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images

Despite living in a country in which about 60,000 people die violently each year, the assassination last week of Rio de Janeiro city council member Ma(...)

Burnley’s James Tarkowski:  “Sergio Ramos, people might say he’s a ball-playing centre half, but he still does the dirty stuff right.”Photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

The general view of Burnley as a long-ball outfit meant that the logic behind Gareth Southgate’s decision to hand James Tarkowski a first England call(...)

Andria Zafirakou being presented with the fourth annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize worth $1m.  . Photograph: Varkey Foundation/PA Wire

An art and textiles teacher from an inner-city school in London has won a $1 million prize. Andria Zafirakou, who works at Alperton Community School (...)

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