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Robert Bigelow, a billionaire aerospace entrepreneur and longtime friend   in North Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2010. File photograph: Isaac Brekken/The New York Times

In the $600 billion annual US defence department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification programme was almost i(...)

The countess of Devon back in the day.

A few thoughts on the Border, which I believe could be changing soon thanks to lead in the British water system, opportunist bollocks, or both. As mu(...)

Joe Duffy: “The punters knew the banks were dodgy before the politicians did.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Joe Duffy was a child in Ballyfermot he came upon two adult neighbours having a row. He did what Joe Duffy does to this day. He got involved. “I (...)

Chocolatier Síona Ryan is this week’s Róisín Meets guest.

“I refused to go to the hotel. Absolutely not. It was the Loreto Abbey Dalkey whispering in my ear,” laughs Síona Ryan, recalling her date with Prince(...)

Donald Trump at the opening of the Doonbeg golf links and hotel in Co Clare. Photograph: PA

Donald Trump’s Doonbeg hotel is the only one of 13 of his hotels that has avoided a slide in room rates since his inauguration. Of the 13 properties(...)

Black Friday deals and discounts A host of travel specialists are offering flash sales to coincide with Black Friday, which falls this Friday, Novemb(...)

A tattered US flag flies on an old tractor in a farm field outside Sutherland Springs, near the site of the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Texas. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

Across the empty fields of southern Texas, the silence hung heavy in the air. The tiny community of Sutherland Springs was thrown into chaos last week(...)

The scene outside the Connally Memorial Medical Center in Floresville, Texas, on Sunday following the shooting incident in Sutherland Springs in which 26 people were killed. Photograph: William Luther/San Antonio Express-News/AP

In the small town of Floresville, 16km southwest of Sutherland Springs where Devin Kelley opened fire on Sunday, people are still coming to terms with(...)

FBI officials arrive at the site of a mass shooting in Sutherland Springs. Photograph: Max Massey/Reuters

The US has been left reeling from the latest mass shooting to unfold in the country after a gunman opened fire in a Baptist church in Texas, killing a(...)

Sayfullo Saipov: after Donald Trump’s unscripted remark about the New York attack suspect, aides sought to walk back the idea, saying it was merely notional. Illustration: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters

US president Donald Trump on Thursday backed off his threat to send the suspect in this week’s New York terrorist attack to the US military prison at (...)

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