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A woman holds a Cuban flag during a protest showing support for Cubans demonstrating against their government, at Versailles Restaurant in Miami on Sunday. Photograph: Eva Marie Uzcategui/ AFP via Getty Images

In June the UN General Assembly voted for the 29th straight year to condemn the illegal six-decade-long US embargo on Cuba – a 184-2 vote that pitted (...)

Police scuffle and detain an anti-government demonstrator during a protest in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo

Cuba’s communist revolution is one of the world’s great survivors. The Soviet Union may have crumbled, the Berlin Wall fallen and China and Vietnam tu(...)

A man cycles past garbage containers set on fire by protesters blocking access to the Lebanese Central Bank in Beirut, Lebanon in  March. Photograph: AP Photo/Hussein Malla

Lebanon has survived two civil wars, two major Israeli invasions, and decades of mismanagement and corruption, but now, bankrupt, it is on the brink o(...)

On March 8th 1971 in New York at the Madison Square Garden, Muhammad Ali lost the first of his three-fight trilogy with Joe Frazier. Photograph: Getty Images

In his classic book “Loser and Still Champion”, Budd Schulberg opens the chapter concerning the first Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier bout at Madison Square (...)

‘Your first habit should be turning your clothes inside out and reading the label,’ says De Castro. Photograph: iStock

There is a rip in the armpit of Orsola de Castro’s jumper. She raises her hand high in the air so I can see it: a slash of pale skin peeks from tomato(...)

Italy’s Martin Castrogiovanni in action against Ireland in 2015. Photo: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Martin Castrogiovanni no longer has to negotiate with a life dominated by rugby. It’s been that way since he won the last of 119 caps for Italy in a S(...)

No 24 Herbert Lane in  Dublin 2

Bohan Hyland and Associates is seeking €445,000 for a two-bedroom terraced mews house of 76sq m in need of updating at 24 Herbert Lane, Dublin 2. Some(...)

Office space within Dublin Airport’s outer public safety zone is limited to a maximum area of 1,000sq m. Photograph: iStock

The future of a €36 million research and development campus planned for a site near Dublin Airport is uncertain after An Bord Pleanála refused plannin(...)

US president Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the demilitarised zone. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea after briefly crossing the border in the demilitarised zone after shakin(...)

‘‘In the Closet of the Vatican’ may be less a constructive reckoning than a stockpile of ammunition for militant right-wing Catholics who already itch to conduct a witch-hunt for gay priests.’ Image: Ben Wiseman/The New York Times

Marvelling at the mysterious sanctum that his new book explores, French journalist Frédéric Martel writes that “even in San Francisco’s Castro” there (...)

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