Venezuela’s  self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó  and US vice president Mike Pence at the Lima Group meeting, in Bogotá, Colombia, on Monday. Photograph: Mauricio Duenas Castaneda/EPA

The United States hit Venezuela’s government with new sanctions on Monday and called on allies to freeze the assets of its state-owned oil company PDV(...)

 Quarterback Steve Young of the Los Angeles Express in action  during an USFL game at the Coliseum in Los Angeles in 1984, California. Photograph:  Alvin Chung/Allsport

Nelson Manges was reputed to be one of the richest oil men in Texas in the 1980s. A wannabe JR Ewing, an eccentric plutocrat used to always getting hi(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally:  said he only learned of CPL’s outsourcing of Irish smears in recent weeks and that he will compile a supplementary report for Minister for Health Simon Harris once he has investigated this further. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A significant part of the examination of Irish CervicalCheck smear tests by a US company were carried out at a lab where staff were mainly involved in(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally during the launch of the Scally report into the CervicalCheck screening programme on  Wednesday.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

CervicalCheck and the HSE were unaware that a contracted US lab outsourced Irish smear tests for testing to other US labs in Texas, Florida, Nevada an(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally yesterday briefed Minister for Health Simon Harris ahead of the publication of his 200-page report on Wednesday. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The current cervical cancer controversy came about as a result of a whole system failure, the independent Scally review has found. In a note to (...)

 Sister Josephine (left), Sister Gabrielle (right)  (and their  youngest sister Ann (centre), who later left religious life. Photo courtesy of the Murray family

In 1951 five teenage girls set sail from Cobh in Co Cork for Texas to become nuns in a San Antonio convent school set up to educate black children and(...)

Dwayne Wade: “I think enjoying wine comes with age and sophistication and a certain kind of maturity.” Photograph: dwadecellars.com

Picture the scene. An inter-county player returns home from a big championship game and heads straight for the wine rack. He picks out a bottle of Cab(...)

Marty Martinez (left) and other passengers after a jet engine blew out on the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 plane they was flying in from New York to Dallas on Tuesday,  resulting in the death of a woman who was nearly sucked from a window. Photograph: Marty Martinez via AP

Tens of thousands of feet above the Earth, the passengers clasped hands with strangers, prayed together and got ready to die. Moments earlier on Tues(...)

Venezuelans line up to cross into Colombia at the border in Paraguachon, Colombia, on February 16th. Photograph: Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

On a rainy Wednesday before Easter, hundreds of Venezuelan migrants shuffled into the brick-walled courtyard of the Divine Providence Shelter in the C(...)

Pádraig Harrington  and Shane Lowry have yet to qualify for next week’s US Masters at Augusta.  Photograph: Getty Images

The last chance saloon could conceivably open its doors to someone, with the final ticket to the US Masters going to the winner of this week’s Houston(...)

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