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Ireland is one of the very few countries still charging women for the contraceptive pill. Photograph iStock

“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. A woman must have the fundamental freedom to choose whether she will or will not be(...)

 Venezuela’s self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó speaks at a press event in Salinas, Ecuador. Photograph: Wladimir Torres/EPA

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for two days of protest over the carnival holiday while announcing his plan to return home despite th(...)

Opposition demonstrators appeal to security forces in Urena, Venezuela. Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters

At least two people were killed and trucks loaded with foreign aid were set ablaze after Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro deployed troops and armor(...)

Miguel Almirón described his high-profile switch as both “something beautiful” and “a big responsibility”. Photograph: Getty Images

Miguel Almirón has become the most expensive signing of the Mike Ashley era at Newcastle United, with his £21 million (€24 million) move from Atlanta(...)

Venezuela’s president Nicolas Maduro flashes the victory sign after being sworn-in for his second mandate in Caracas on January 10th Photograph:  Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro started a second term on Thursday, defying critics in the US and Latin America who called him an illegitimate usur(...)

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand said: ’It’s a brilliant time to be a fan of the Home Nations teams.’ Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Theresa May has backed moves to bring the World Cup to the UK and Ireland in 2030. The UK prime minister signalled she would offer government support(...)

 Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahu reaches out to shake hands with Paraguay’s then leader Horacio Cartes at a 2016 meeting in Jerusalem. File photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Israel is closing its embassy in Paraguay and recalling its ambassador from Asunción to protest against Paraguay’s decision to move its Israeli embass(...)

epA man mocks Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega during an anti-government protest in Managua on August 11th. Photograph: Esteban Biba/EPA

Juan José is digging a latrine on the small, 8m by 25m plot the government of Daniel Ortega has given him to build a house. It is prime real estate, a(...)

Activists in favour of decriminalising abortion hold handkerchiefs with the Spanish message “For a legal, safe and free abortion,” and wear costumes from the Handmaid’s Tale as they march through Remembrance Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sunday. Photograph: Natacha Pisarenko/AP

Argentina’s Senate has rejected a bill to legalise elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. The issue has divided the homeland of Pope F(...)

The Villa Spada, the Irish embassy in Rome. Derek Hannon is to replace Emma Madigan as teh new ambassador to the Holy See in the Vatican.

The Government has agreed a series of ambassadorial appointments, finalising a round of changes in Ireland’s diplomatic representation around the worl(...)

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