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A man holds a gun at an exhibit of weapons at the China International Exhibition on Police Equipment in Beijing in this April 21, 2010 file photo. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

China has become the world’s fifth largest arms exporter with 5 per cent of global trade, its highest positio(...)

Jonathan Duncan and his wife Kathy. “We are staying for good – we have no intention of going back.”

Jonathan Duncan used to listen to the radio driving home from his job at Microsoft in Dublin every evening. The relentless dismal economic news(...)

More than 20 years ago a man I bumped into at a psychology event assured me that he no longer had negative thoughts. He had eliminated th(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni talks to Seamus Coleman during squad training in Malahide. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Marco Tardelli appeared to be Ireland ’s biggest doubt for Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Sweden after Giovanni Trapattoni ’s right-hand man w(...)

Trent Mays (17) enters the courtroom in Steubenville, Ohio yesterday. Photograph: Keith Srakocic/Reuters

Two high school football stars in the US were found guilty yesterday of raping a 16-year-old girl last summer in a case that drew national atte(...)

US senator Rand Paul of Kentucky holds up binders, a reference to his recent 13-hour filibuster, as he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference  in Maryland.  Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Republican senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has emerged as the preferred 2016 presidential candidate in a closely watched straw poll held a(...)

Republican senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi: Dublin “felt colder because it just seeps into your soul.”

Senator Thad Cochran recoils when it is pointed out that it will be 50 years ago this September that he first passed through the front arch of Trin(...)

Downtown Atlanta: the World of Coca-Cola is an interactive tourist attraction. Photograph: Tami Chappell

Kieran McGill, like most businessmen working out of the US southern state of Georgia, likes Atlanta because he can travel to almost all (...)

A participant marches in the St Patrick's Day Parade in New York today. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Even though many weren’t Irish, and even though it wasn’t actually St Patrick’s Day, an estimated two million New Yorkers marched out to line F(...)

Steven Anderson and Kimberly Anderson watch the St Patrick's Day Parade in New York. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny marched up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan today as part of New York’s 252nd St Patrick’s Day parade. In front of a crowd(...)

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