Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg walks with protesters during the Global Climate Strike march in New York. Photograph:  Getty Images

Millions of students and protesters took to the streets across the world on Friday, including thousands in Ireland, to demand urgent action from polit(...)

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen:  said China was trying to isolate and demoralise Taiwan, and force it to accept the ‘one country, two systems’ formula. Photograph: David Chang/EPA

In a surprise move, billionaire Terry Gou has opted out of the upcoming Taiwan presidential race, a call that could help unite the Beijing-friendly Ku(...)

On a blustery Saturday morning, I am about to climb Alpe d’Huez near Grenoble. I have waited years for the chance. For followers of the Tour de France(...)

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to the UN General Assembly before a vote in New York. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians. It has also asked UN chie(...)

The good news is that Turn the Tide on Plastic is currently ranked third overall and we’ve worked really to get here over the past two weeks.

We’re going really fast! Well, not quite. About half a knot to be exact so more like really slow. But we’re moving and in this nip and tuck game tha(...)

A Palestinian boy waves a Palestine flag during clashes following a protest against the expropriation of Palestinian land in the village of Atouf, near the west bank city of Tubas, on Wednesday. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Interpol voted on Wednesday to admit the State of Palestine as a member over Israeli objections at the international police organisation’s general ass(...)

Britain’s Prince Philip has shocked and sometimes delighted the public with his outspoken comments.  File photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

The Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth, who has announced he will retire from royal duties in the Autumn, has perhaps been best known for h(...)

 A shakemap released by the US Geological Survey  shows the epicentre (marked with a star) of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that was detected off the coast of the Solomon Islands. Photograph: USGS/EPA

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands early on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties and a tsunami wa(...)

New Irish ambassadors to Australia, Canada and Greece are among 11 senior diplomatic nominees  approved by Cabinet.

New Irish ambassadors to Australia, Canada and Greece are among 11 senior diplomatic nominees who have been approved by the Cabinet. Breandán Ó Caoll(...)

A handout picture released by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows a map of the region (white cross) in Papua New Guinea where a 7.5 to 7.6 magnitude earthquake occured on Monday. Photograph: EPA

A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after.The(...)

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