Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen:  said China was trying to isolate and demoralise Taiwan, and force it to accept the ‘one country, two systems’ formula. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

In a surprise move, billionaire Terry Gou has opted out of the upcoming Taiwan presidential race, a call that could help unite the Beijing-friendly Ku(...)

Storm clouds gather as Tropical Storm Dorian moves toward St Michael Parish, Barbados. Photograph: Chris Brandis/AP Photo

Tropical Storm Dorian gathered strength on Monday as it barrelled west toward Barbados, where residents stocked up on food to hunker down for an onsla(...)

This villa in a gated scheme in the Dominican Republic has its own pool and private beach

IRELAND: CO GALWAY Rothwell Staunton and Associates is seeking €225,000 for this four-bed bungalow on half an acre in Kilconnell, Ballinasloe, Co Gal(...)

This French hunting lodge for  nobility comes with two outbuildings.

IRELAND: CO CARLOW Kehoe Auctioneers is seeking £250,000 for this four-bedroom bungalow on Old Dublin Road, Carlow town, Co Carlow. The four(...)

Front Line Defenders executive director Andrew Anderson said that work of transgender human rights defenders in particular should be recognised ‘in light of the targeted violence and backlash they face’.

Five LGBTI+ campaigners facing “severe threats for their peaceful activism” have been awarded the 2019 Front Line Defenders Award by the Dublin-based (...)

US model Gigi Hadid walks the runway during the Tom Ford fashion show at New York Fashion Week. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Congratulations! You’re having a Fashion Week. Even if you won’t be attending it. New York is hosting its fashion week, which brings thousands of peo(...)

 Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán:  seemed ecstatic to see actor Alejandro Edda, who plays him on Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico” in court. Photograph:  Eduardo Verdugo/AP

After a lengthy 11-week trial in Brooklyn, New York, a jury on Monday began deliberating the case of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug kingpin k(...)

€224,700: former mill house in Mareuil

Shane Black is seeking €225,000 for the one-bedroom cottage below on about 0.5ac on Old Coach Road, Castletown, Dunleer, Co Louth. It has permiss(...)

Christian Emmanuel Dirocie: “I didn’t get the ‘in’ jokes with my friends; that made me learn English quicker.” Photograph: Cathy Coughlan/Human Collective

When Christian Emmanuel Dirocie was 15 years old his baby sister suffered a heart attack. A few months later his one-year-old sibling, his mother and (...)

Chinese vice-president Wang Qishan, Salvadoran politician Medardo Gonzalez  and El Salvador’s foreign minister Carlos Castaneda during their meeting in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/Getty Images

China’s “dollar diplomacy” campaign to win over the handful of small countries that still offer diplomatic recognition to self-ruled Taiwan has scored(...)

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