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Peru’s vice-president Martin Vizcarra: was due to assume office with little popular or political support. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo/Reuters

Having seen one president resign on Wednesday, Peru ended the week with his successor already under pressure to quit as the political crisis gripping (...)

Bad Wolves is something of a heavy metal super group comprising five members who had been in previous bands

On the night of Sunday, January 14th Tommy Vext went to bed “like a kid on Christmas Eve” knowing The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan was ab(...)

 The cyberattacks, beginning in at least 2013, pilfered more than 31 terabytes of academic data and intellectual property from 144 US universities and 176 universities in 21 other countries, the US Department of Justice said. Photograph: iStockphoto

The US on Friday announced sanctions against nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, incl(...)

Dropbox co-founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi embrace after ringing the opening bell on the Nasdaq Stock Market as Dropbox is listed for the company’s initial public offering. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

After a relatively difficult week for Silicon Valley as investor sentiment turned sour against companies like Facebook, one bright light came in the f(...)

President of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (right) after a press conference  in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

European Union leaders responded cautiously on Friday to Donald Trump’s decision to defer tariffs on EU steel and aluminium exports to the US. While(...)

In the United States, there have been more than 30 mass shootings so far this year, while the total for 2017 was 346, according to data from the (...)

Belvedere’s David Hawkshaw is tackled by Tom Monaghan of Clongowes in last year’s Bank of Ireland Leinster Senior Cup semi-final. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Belvedere College v Blackrock College, Friday, RDS, 2pm (Eir Sport) It’s a reprise of last year’s final, which Belvedere College won 10-3, with a sma(...)

Deserving of a standing ovation? The cast of Hamilton – Michael Jibson, Terera Giles, Rachel John, Jason Pennycooke and Cleve September – attend the Olivier Awards nominations celebration in London earlier this month. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Sitting in the waiting room of a magistrates court among a group of anxious defendants a few weeks ago, I was surprised to find on a plastic bench an (...)

US president Donald Trump embraces Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the White House during their St Patrick’s week meeting. File photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s US administration has exempted the European Union from controversial import tariffs, averting a possible transatlantic trade war but al(...)

June Dillon, Dr Andrew O’Regan, Dr Siobhán Crowley, Dr Kirsten Fuller, Dr Brendan Crowley,  Dr Marie O’Donovan and Dr John Monaghan of the Medical Alliance for the Eighth.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The proposal to have a GP-led system providing abortion on request up to 12 weeks into a pregnancy is “the exact opposite” of what healthcare professi(...)

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