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Oil pump in North Dakota

Global oil prices have dropped almost 50 per cent below their 2014 high. But here in North Dakota, oil is still the only game in town. Named after He(...)

Rachel Waite, originally from Wisconsin, USA, with her dog Rooney. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

When Rachel Waite was 10 years’ old, an Irish family moved into her local area. She briefly met the McCarthy boys while in primary school but it wasn’(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday. US stocks edged higher and the dollar fell as hopes rose for an imminent interest rate cut. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Markets ended the week on a cautious note, with European shares a mixed bag and the FTSE notching up its seventh day in the red. Disappointing data f(...)

Superdry saw shares decline after its new management team pledged to return to profitable growth, as it posted a significant loss. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

European shares closed lower for a fourth straight session on Wednesday as concerns about trade tensions and a weak global economy highlighted by US F(...)

Amy Palmiero-Winters washes her foot after finishing day three. Photograph: Ryan Christopher Jones/The New York Times

It was the last difficult stage of one of the world’s most punishing races. The runners, by now walking, began a steep climb up a 25 per cent grade, w(...)

“I often wonder if I am living in two countries: that of young energy and ambition and that of indifference and defeated hope.”  A reveller throws coloured flour   amid Ash Monday celebrations, a traditional festivity,  in the  town of Galaxidi, Greece, on March 11th, 2019. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty

With seven Bafta awards and one Oscar to its credit, the Irish-Greek film The Favourite has kept director Yorgos Lanthimos in the spotlight as one of (...)

The Chicago  skyline as seen from the North Avenue Beach at Lake Michigan, as  the polar vortex has descended on much of the central and eastern United States. Photograph: Pinar Istek/Reuters

The cold front bringing its icy grip to parts of the US and Canada is a result of a weather condition called a polar vortex. It might seem counter-in(...)

Snow blanketing Prospect Park in Brooklyn, in January 2014. Forecasters expect Wednesday’s high temperature to be minus 25 degrees Celsius in Chicago and Minneapolis. Photograph: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

A blast of Arctic-chilled air from the polar vortex brought dangerous, record-setting cold to a wide swath of the eastern United States on Tuesday, s(...)

Penny Marshall at the  2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in  Hollywood. Photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Penny Marshall, who has died in Los Angeles at the age of 77, will forever hold a place in Hollywood history. In 1988, her delightful comedy, Big, sta(...)

Keefe Avenue School which Sandra Parks attended as a fifth and sixth grade student. Photograph: Google Street View

When she was in sixth grade, Sandra Parks wrote an award-winning essay about gun violence and crime in her hometown, Milwaukee. On Monday, two years a(...)

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