Puerto Rico

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Wanda Vazquez, former secretary of justice, is sworn in as Governor of Puerto Rico by supreme court justice Maite Oronoz. Photograph: Reuters

Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday just hours after the bankrupt U.S. territory’s supreme court ruled that Pedro Pier(...)

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello. Photograph: La Forteleza de Puerto Rico/Reuters

Puerto Ricans danced among the brightly coloured houses of San Juan on Thursday after governor Ricardo Rosselló capitulated to 12 days of protests an(...)

Protesters near the governor’s mansion in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Wednesday. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló was weighing his political future on Wednesday after almost two weeks of protests demanding his resignation ove(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘You can’t leave fast enough’. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Donald Trump has attacked four progressive Democratic congresswomen who have clashed with their own party establishment, saying they&nb(...)

Plans to pause processing of live birds at Moy Park’s Ballymena plant is a threat to jobs, says trade union Unite.

Pilgrim’s Pride, the owner of Moy Park, looks set for its first showdown with unions in Northern Ireland after a ballot was called for all-out strike (...)

US president Donald Trump: declared a national emergency at the Mexican border  to access billions of dollars to build a border wall. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Democrats have vowed to pursue the Trump administration through the courts after the US president declared a national emergency over immigration. Ann(...)

Supernova remnants, one of the suggested sources for 13 FRBs discovered by a Canadian-led team. File photograph: Nasa via The New York Times

Mysterious repeating energy bursts from deep space that some experts have suggested could be evidence of advanced aliens have been detected for the se(...)

Former US secretary of the interior Ryan Zinke with President Donald Trump: Mr Zinke has been mired in allegations of political and ethical misconduct since he was appointed in 2017. Photograph: Erick S Lesser

The personnel churn at the top of the Trump administration continued over the weekend as the secretary of the interior was forced to resign, and Presi(...)

Prof Andreas Hoepner: “We have redesigned the programme in light of the Paris Agreement on climate change”

Among the most profound changes in financial markets in recent years has been the emergence of impact investing – investments made with the aim of rea(...)

 Old San Juan in Puerto Rico, at dusk. Photograph: iStock

Originally from Maynooth, Co Kildare, Darragh Lynch is a 23-year-old business and law graduate. He is currently based onboard a cruise liner sail(...)

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