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US president Barack Obama receives a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny during last night’s St Patrick's Day reception at the White House. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Reuters

US president Barack Obama said that the achievement of the many Irish in America was another reason why his administration needed “to build an (...)

Selahattin Demirtas (front centre), co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party during a rally in Istanbul. A picture of imprisoned PKK leader Ocalan  hangs in the background. Photograph:  MuradSezer/Reuters

Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan is expected tomorrow to make what he has billed an “historic” appeal, raising expectations of a cea(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with US president Barack Obama   in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

A bark by Bo, the presidential hound, in the grounds of the White House sounded shortly before the start of the fifth shamrock summit of Barack(...)

Padraig Harrington plays his tee shot on the fifth during the Pro-Am ahead of the Maybank Malaysian Open. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

World number three Luke Donald believes he is shaping up to challenge for a first major title at the US Masters next month. But the Ryder(...)

People eat at a restaurant under a banner placed by the owner in central Nicosia. The banner reads: “My proud Cyprus with the big No.”

Cyprus is buzzing with conspiracy theories over why its Eu ropean partners and the International Monetary Fund are adopting a hard line over th(...)

President Barack Obama meets Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington today. Photograph:
Doug Mills/The New York Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said US president Barack Obama has ’reaffirmed his intention’ to return to Ireland for a second official visit. (...)

journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi while researching a story on Islamist militants in the months following the September 11th, 2001, attacks on the United States. Photograph: Reuters

Pakistan has arrested a former militant leader in connection with the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, security offici(...)

Citigroup has agreed to pay $730 million to settle claims it misled investors in the lead up to the financial crisis. Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Citigroup, the third-largest US bank by assets, agreed to pay $730 million (€564 million) to settle claims it misled debt investors about its c(...)

An oil drilling pump site outside of Williston, North Dakota. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Brent eased toward $109 (€84.24) a barrel this morning as investors eyed a Cyprus vote later in the day on a bailout plan that revived concerns(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny waves to the audience gathered before giving a speech to the George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management in Washington. Photograph: Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will present a bowl of shamrock to President Barack Obama today in the White House to mark the official St Patrick’s Day celeb(...)

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