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Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

Heineken, the world’s second largest brewer, increased beer sales in all regions in the first three months of 2019, although a reduction in marketing (...)

Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state. Photographer: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg

Oil extended gains after leaping to a six-month high on Monday as the US said it’ll no longer give any buyer of Iranian crude a waiver from sanctions (...)

 Annie Waithira, Farah Elle and Patience Moyo at the launch of the programme for Africa Day 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The annual flagship Africa Day event at the Farmleigh Estate in Dublin’s Phoenix Park will not take place this year. The Department of Foreign Affai(...)

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir giving a speech in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur province, in September 2017. Photograph: Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images

For the past 11 years, since he was first indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir has had the dubious int(...)

Frank Kamara (29), of Loreto Park, Rathfarnham, leaving court. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who told his supervisor he emailed him a video of a baby being raped to highlight the dangers of child sexual exploitation has avoided being jai(...)

Although half of Islamic State’s foreign recruits may have been killed in action, survivors have dispersed and sprung up across the globe. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty

The fall of the last pocket of Islamic State territory at the village of Baghouz in southeastern Syria does not signal the defeat of the terror group.(...)

Precisely because Catholics are a minority in Britain, there is not the baggage associated with the church’s position in Ireland and decades of close ties with the State and a dominant role in national life. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The decisive vote last May to remove article 40.3.3 banning abortion from Bunreacht na hÉireann has generally come to be seen as dramatically underlin(...)

Fr George Rutler said the state of the Catholic Church in Ireland was “a warning to Catholics in the United States, because such is what happens when religion is only a political and ethnic sentiment”

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was “elected while publicly living in perverse contempt of the sacrament of Holy Matrimony”, and “Druids returned and defiantly(...)

Local people at the scene of the building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria on  Thursday. Photograph: AP/Sunday Alamba

Families kept a vigil at a hospital on Thursday for children pulled from the wreckage of a collapsed school building in the Nigerian city of Lagos, as(...)

A child (in  blue top) is pulled from the rubble of a collapsed school building in Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday. Photograph: Sunday Alamba/AP Photo

An unknown number of people have been killed and up to 100 children were among those feared trapped after a four-storey building containing a primary (...)

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