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An OECD study showed girls were more likely than boys to want top grades. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish school students suffer much higher levels of anxiety than their European counterparts in the lead up to exams, according to new research on stud(...)

Australia’s foreign minister Julie Bishop with US secretary of state Rex Tillerson in Washington last week. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

The Trump administration will honour a commitment by the United States to resettle 1,250 refugees from Australia’s offshore detention sources, the Au(...)

With its legendary “après-ski” activities, skiing is another good bet for singles looking for fun

It might be too late for this year but if you’re looking to boost your chances of being coupled up by the time Valentine’s Day 2018 rolls around, a ho(...)

Malcolm Turnbull: The Australian prime minister’s phone conversation with Donald Trump at the weekend was  “the worst call” of the day, the US president reportedly told Turnbull. Photograph: AAP/Lukas Coch/via Reuters

Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was one of the first world leaders to call Donald Trump when he won the US presidential election in Nove(...)

A Cuban man gives another a haircut outside a Caritas centre housing migrants in Panama City. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In another country he’d be a pensioner, but grey-haired José is dreaming of a new life. Small and rotund, with baggy trousers and a stained shirt, he(...)

Ryanair cofounder Declan Ryan believes the “new frontier is the whole of central and South America, and that’s what we’re concentrating on”. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ryanair co-founder Declan Ryan has reached a deal to sell his company Irelandia Aviation’s 49 per cent stake in budget Mexican carrier VivaAerobus to(...)

There are sunny places within a one-hop flight from Ireland, such as the Canaries. Photograph: iStock

The combination of the darkness and damp of our long winters makes us want to escape to the sun if just for a few days to feel the heat. The luxury of(...)

Vienna’s Waves Music Festival takes place this September 9th to October 1st

NEWS Making waves: Vienna’s Waves Music Festival takes place this September 9th to October 1st, with DJs to singer-songwriters lighting up the Austr(...)

File image of French police. Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France have found a huge shipment of cocaine inside a shipment of orange juice. File photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France have found a huge shipment of cocaine inside a shipment of orange juice. Sacks containing 370kg of (...)

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres has cemented his front-runner status to head the UN. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres has cemented his position as front runner to become the next UN secretary general after the latest s(...)

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