Daphne Caruana Galizia, a Maltese investigative journalist who was killed in a car bombing. Photograph: The Malta Independent

The journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (54) died when the car she was driving exploded in Bidnija, a hamlet in north-central Malta on October 16th. Her(...)

Forensic experts walk near the remains of the car of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija, Malta.  Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

The son of the investigative journalist killed in a car bombing on Monday has said his mother was killed because she stood up for the rule of law in M(...)

Journalist and blogger Daphne Capuana Galizia: killed on October 16th in a car bomb close to her home in Bidnija, Malta. Photograph:  Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty

A Maltese investigative journalist who had exposed her EU island nation’s links with the so-called Panama Papers was killed when a bomb destroyed her (...)

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It was after 10.30pm on March 7th when a car carrying billionaire Joesley Batista pulled up at the Jaburu Palace, one of the modernist masterpieces by(...)

Irish connection: Denis O’Sullivan, in whose memory the Feis Ceoil awards a medal each year

In September 1898, the Skibbereen Eagle newspaper ran a famous editorial that declared: “We will still keep our eye on the Emperor of Russia and on al(...)

Pacho Herrera (a menacingly silken Alberto Ammann) is ruthlessly violent and out-and-proud in an immensely homophobic culture in Narcos

 At the centre of the new season of Narcos (Netflix from Friday) is an unlikely premise: the largest Colombian drug cartel decides to quit cocain(...)

Netflix, Amazon, Exxon Mobil and Goldman Sachs, among other high-profile stocks, have suffered double-digit drops lately

Stock markets may be not too far away from all-time highs, but some high-profile stocks –Amazon, Netflix, Exxon Mobil and Goldman Sachs, among others (...)

Anti-government activists build a barricade in Venezuela’s third city, Valencia. Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan security forces have systematically wielded excessive force to suppress protests, killing dozens, and have arbitrarily detained 5,000 peopl(...)

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been ousted. File photograph:  Miles Willis/Getty

Pakistan’s supreme court disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif from office on Friday over undeclared assets, plunging the nuclear-armed South Asia(...)

 German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble, German MEP chairman of committee of inquiry into money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion (PANA) Werner Langen, Italian finance minister Pier Carlo Padoan and Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe, during a hearing by the “Panama Papers” committee of the European parliament, in Brussels. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

Ireland is a “strong supporter” of international efforts to reform the tax system, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe told MEPs on Tuesday. Addres(...)