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 Last January, Washington recognised Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s legitimate head of state. Photograph: EPA/Miguel Gutierrez

Armed civilians attacked a convoy of vehicles carrying Venezuelan opposition politicians to congress on Wednesday, backing recent efforts under Presid(...)

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó is helped to climb a railing in an attempt to reach the National Assembly building in Caracas, on January 5th. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP via Getty

The chavista regime in Venezuela has been sharply criticised by its South American neighbours and the European Union for orchestrating the ousting of (...)

Adare Manor: When it was offered for sale in 1980, taoiseach Charles Haughey received many representations from people who believed the State should consider acquiring it. Photo: Murray Consultants

Speculation that Ireland might host a historic summit between US president George Bush Snr and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev encouraged Adare Manor (...)

They famously sang “I hope I die before I get old,” but after 55 years, 11 albums, the invention of the ‘rock opera’, 100 million+ record sales and a (...)

Peronist opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez and former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner:  Mr Fernandez leads opinion polls by up to 20 points. Photograph: Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

In 2017 there was so much market enthusiasm for Argentina’s prospects under President Mauricio Macri that eager investors called on his administration(...)

Abdullahi Hersi: ‘People were open and straightforward. They wished you well. I think the Irish, by nature, are friendly.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

When Abdullah Hersi arrived into Shannon Airport on April 4th, 1991, he planned to spend only a few hours in Ireland before continuing his journey to (...)

Oliver Cromwell. A portrait by Sir Peter Lely in 1657. Photograph: Palazzo Pitti/ Public Domain

As evening descended around him Don Juan Morfa, a captain in the Spanish army, oversaw the hasty construction of an earthwork barricade near the mouth(...)

Paul Murphy, Richard Boyd Barrett  and Bríd Smith of Solidarity/People Before Profit. Murphy has left the Socialist Party to form his own far-left party which he will launch on Monday.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Here’s a heartwarming little announcement aimed at Paul Murphy – who left the Socialist Party on Thursday – which arrived too late for this week’s Soc(...)

Lucy Sweeney Byrne is a skilful writer. Her memorable descriptions flow in long, elegant sentences.

Paris Syndrome, the title of Lucy Sweeney Byrne’s debut collection, is an apparently real psychological condition brought on by dismay when the City o(...)

People load luggage  into a car at José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba. File photograph: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters

Two years ago, my son spent half his transition year in the Vedado area of Havana, a few miles west of Havana’s extraordinary old city. Havana is a vi(...)

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