US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to the UN General Assembly before a vote in New York. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians. It has also asked UN chie(...)

Pierre Moscovici, EU commissioner for economic and financial affairs, taxation and customs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than two dozen countries face being named on a European tax-haven blacklist as the EU moves to crack down on aggressive avoidance. The draft lis(...)

The photograph purportedly showing Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan in the Marshall Islands was found in the US national archives. Photograph: US national archives

A newly unearthed photograph from the US national archives has given new credence to a popular theory about the disappearance of pioneering aviator Am(...)

Mass at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.  Photograph: EPA

The death has taken place of Archbishop Thomas White (85), a priest of Ossory diocese who had one of the most varied careers an Irishman has had with (...)

A worker walking across the grounds at a chemical factory in Yichang, central China’s Hubei province. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The United States has joined China to formally ratify the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions, the world’s two biggest economies said o(...)

“Mainport Cedar”: The vessel, registered in the Marshall Islands, was built in Malaysia in 2013 for the Cork-based shipping company Mainport as a seismic support, tug and supply vessel.

An Irish-owned ship which was carrying humanitarian supplies to Yemen has been detained by Arab coalition forces on suspicion of arms smuggling. The (...)

New York artist Kate McNeely with her work The Climate Ribbon at the alternative COP21 at Montreuil in Paris.

Montreuil is a large suburb in eastern Paris where few tourists venture. It is predominantly working class. It is not very pretty, but has an edge, wi(...)

Tuvalu Islands’ Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga speaking on the opening day of the UN climate change conference. (Photograph: AFP/Getty Images)

Pacific islanders on the frontline of climate change are demanding that they should be recognised as refugees, rather than economic migrants, if they (...)

Marshall Islands foreign minister Tony de Brum (centre) at the Pacific Islands Forum in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.  Photograph: Ness Kerton/AFP/Getty Images

Pacific leaders have hit out at the insensitivity of an Australian minister’s apparent joke at the expense of low-lying nations struggling against ris(...)

Actor/activist Leonardo DiCaprio:  “None of this is rhetoric and none of it is hysteria. It is fact.”  Photograph:  Jemal Countess/Getty Images

A young mother from the Marshall Islands, which could be threatened with extinction by rising sea levels, stole the show at yesterday’s opening sessi(...)

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