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Brazilian sports minister Leandro Cruz da Silva condemned the fans  involved in the videos:  ‘They are people who are doing a disservice to Brazil.’ Photograph: Getty Images

A number of Brazilian fans in Russia for the World Cup have landed themselves in trouble after circulating videos in which they sexually insulted unwi(...)

Newly elected Colombian president Ivan Duque celebrates with supporters in Bogota. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Iván Duque vowed to make “corrections” to Colombia’s controversial 2016 peace agreement after he was elected president of the South American nation on(...)

Niall Burgess, secretary general, at Iveagh House: “It is about putting the right people with the right skills into the right place at the right time.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Foreign Affairs must be “much more linguistically diverse” post-Brexit for the almost one-third increase in the number of diplomatic(...)

Ivan Duque, the Democratic Center Party candidate for the presidency of Colombia. Mr Duque will compete with Colombia Humana party candidate Gustavo Petro in the second round of elections on Sunday. Photograph: Jhon Jairo Bonilla/EPA

After a bitter campaign marred by a flood of disinformation spread via social media, Colombia will elect a new president on Sunday with the outcome se(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney this week announced plans for seven new Irish diplomatic missions overseas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Government plans to open seven new embassies and consulates around the world suggest a welcome and overdue willingness to invest in Ireland’s global r(...)

Former tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said Northern Ireland was facing its most critical moment since the 1998 Belfast agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The DUP and Sinn Féin have been urged to return to governance in Northern Ireland, with former tánaiste Eamon Gilmore describing the leadership of the(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the launch of the Global Ireland 2025 plan in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government will open embassies in Ukraine, Morocco, the Philippines and Liberia in the coming years and consulates in Cardiff, Frankfurt and Los A(...)

Body talk: HappyAlone. Photograph: Nicholas O’Donnell

Who: HappyAlone  What: Ambient trip-pop trio Where: Cork Why: Most bands these days are too self-aware to adopt nicknames or embrace an imaginary(...)

SMBC buys aircraft from manufacturers and leases them to airlines around the world. Photograph: iStock

Irish aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital made a $319.4 million (€270 million) profit in its last financial year, which ended on March 31st. The Du(...)

Kingspan chief Gene Murtagh sold 86,359 shares in Kingspan after exercising options granted to him in 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh has netted more than €3.4 million from selling shares in the insulation manufacturer on Thursday. An (...)

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