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Brett Kavanaugh:  Accusation of  sexual assault when the judge was a teenager has thrown his supreme court nomination process into disarray. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has defended his nominee for the supreme court as “one of the finest people I have ever known”, as he criticised Democrats f(...)

Posters of late communist leader Mao Zedong and President Xi Jinping  at a market in Beijing:  next step is to bring the China Dream overseas. Photograph: Greg Baker/AFP/Getty

A colourful propaganda poster on a billboard, tucked inside the gate of a leafy residential compound in Beijing’s Chaoyang district, unswervingly prom(...)

Rory McIlroy will need a helping hand from others as well as himself. Photograph: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Technically, they all have a chance to scoop the jackpot; realistically, it ain’t going to play out that way. Bryson DeChambeau tops the FedEx Cup sta(...)

Apparently worsening trade relations between the US and China is having an impact on big US tech players. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Reports that US president Donald Trump is planning a new 10 per cent tariff on $200 billion (€171 billion) worth of Chinese goods, and expectations th(...)

 Businessman Peter Casey at City Hall in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Kerry County Council have voted to nominate Peter Casey, the businessman and RTÉ Dragons’ Den star as a candidate for the presidential election. Afte(...)

Deepwater Horizon’s devasting spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is still fresh in the memory of some 60 environmental groups who are also united in opposition.

If the planet sounds a lot noisier since Donald Trump became US president, there’s a fair cacophony building up beneath the waves. Earlier this y(...)

Oscar season in Toronto: Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born

It was a very special edition of Toronto International Film Festival for the Irish director Carmel Winters. At the screening of Float Like a Butterfly(...)

Iva Williamson peers behind her as she joins neighbors and pets in fleeing rising flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Leland, North Carolina, September 16, 2018. Photograph: Reuters

The remnants of deadly Hurricane Florence brought more misery to the waterlogged Carolinas on Monday with US officials warning the worst is yet to co(...)

It’s still a good week and a half away but already you can feel the unmistakable rumble of the Ryder Cup nonsense machine kicking up in the distance. (...)

Pale Waves: ‘It was never a conscious decision to be a contradiction: to play pop and dress quite goth-like. It definitely takes people by surprise’

On April 4th last year, Pale Waves played to a smattering of curious punters in the stygian boudoir that is Dublin’s Academy 2. The audience was enthu(...)

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