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A woman  walks past US consulate in Guangzhou, China. A number of US diplomats were evacuated this week after complaining  of symptoms similar to those “following concussion or minor traumatic brain injury”. Photograph:   Sue-Lin Wong/Reuters

China has said it is prepared to help get to the bottom of a mysterious illness that has sickened Americans working at the US consulate in the souther(...)

The Canton Place apartments in Guangzhou, China. American diplomats working at the US consulate in Guangzhou developed symptoms in at least two apartment complexes, including the Canton Place apartments, after a possible “sonic attack”. Photograph:  Lam Yik FeiThe New York Times

A crisis over a mysterious ailment sickening US diplomats and their families – which began in Cuba and recently appeared in China – has widened as the(...)

Torture is impermissible in Europe, according to the European Convention on Human rights, signed in 1953 and now adhered to by the 47 members of the C(...)

David McCourt (left) lives in the Merrion Hotel where Peter McCann is manager

When did you last cry? David: When I got the bill from The Merrion. Peter: When he paid it. David: Coco Chanel lived at The Ritz for 37 years. Bob (...)

Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba’s president, greets people outside of the National Pantheon in Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

Cuba’s president, Miguel Diaz-Canel, flew into in Caracas on Wednesday for his first foreign visit as head of state, a show of solidarity for Venezuel(...)

Venezuelan president: Nicolás Maduro holds his country’s political constitution after his re-election was announced in Caracas. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty

Venezuela faces increasing international isolation after Nicolás Maduro was re-elected president on Sunday, in a ballot that was denounced as illegiti(...)

Police and military personnel work among the wreckage of the Boeing-737 plane that crashed shortly after taking off from the Jose Marti airport in Havana. Photograph: EPA

More than 100 people died when a Boeing 737 crashed soon after taking off from Havana in what appeared to be Cuba’s worst air disaster in nearly 30 ye(...)

 Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate and evangelical pastor Javier Bertucci speaks to supporters, during his campaign closing rally in Valencia, Venezuela. Photograph: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images

Nicolás Maduro is set to be re-elected president of Venezuela on Sunday in a contest already denounced as illegitimate by most of the South American c(...)

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is welcomed by Belgium’s foreign minister Didier Reynders  at the Egmont Palace in Brussels on May 15th, 2018. Photograph: Eric  Lalmand/AFP/Getty

The EU on Tuesday made clear to Iran that if it adheres to the nuclear deal repudiated by the US , the EU will do so too. The union’s high representa(...)

Landlady Nuala Fitzgibbon of Fitzgibbon’s Pub, Fermoy, Co Cork.  Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

On the East German side of the Berlin Wall, in Moscow’s Red Square and on the streets of Fidel’s Havana, avid traveller and landlady Nuala Fitzgibbon (...)

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