US president Donald Trump described Robert Mueller’s investigation as an “illegal takedown that failed”. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump claimed “complete and total exoneration” after US special counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no conspiracy between t(...)

People cross from Cucuta in Colombia back to San Antonio del Tachira in Venezuela after buying goods to resell, through an improvised bridge on  an illegal trail on the border between the two countries.  Photograph: Juan Pablo Bayona/AFP/Getty Images

Among the various diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Venezuela, there is one very notable absence – that of an autonomous regional effort to (...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their meeting in Vietnam last month, at which they failed to reach an agreement. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

US president Donald Trump announced he was reversing sanctions on companies related to North Korea on Friday, a day after the treasury department unve(...)

Applegreen increased the number of sites it operates in 2018.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Car fuel prices in the Republic are unlikely to increase as a result of Brexit despite the fact we import all of our motor fuel, the chief executive o(...)

The uncrewed SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, the first Commercial Crew vehicle to visit the International Space Station, with its nose cone open revealing its docking mechanism while approaching the station’s Harmony module. Photograph: EPA/Nasa Handout

SpaceX’s new crew capsule has returned to Earth, ending its first test flight with an old-fashioned splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. The Dragon undo(...)

Ben Dunne at one of his gyms,  Westpoint, in Blanchardstown, Co Dublin. However, his place in Irish society was built on his time running the family retail business, Dunnes Stores. Photograph: Eric Luke

Newspaper birthday lists and online encyclopaedias usually note Ben Dunne’s birthday as March 3rd. Yet the official documents for every one of his reg(...)

 Rory McIlroy: returns to the scene of last year’s triumph in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida.  Photograph:  Keyur Khamar/PGA Tour

“Yeah, it’s been awhile,” replied Rory McIlroy on being welcomed back into the winner’s circle after his win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hil(...)

A fallen cell tower lies across US Route 280 highway in Lee County, Alabama after a tornado struck on Sunday. Photograph: Mike Haskey/Ledger-Enquirer via AP

Alabama residents and rescue workers on Monday dug through the remnants of homes destroyed by a spate of tornadoes that killed at least 23 people, in(...)

A video grab taken shows a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard lifting off during the Demo-1 mission. Photograph: Getty Images

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft took off on Saturday morning, marking the first major step towards US ambitions to resume sending astronauts into spac(...)

Amicalola Falls is Georgia’s tallest waterfall. Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

We step into the green twilight with just one bag. There’s no road to where we’re going so we have to carry in everything we need on our backs. I feel(...)

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