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Syrians visit the pavilions at the Damascus International Fair in Damascus. Photograph: Youssef Badawi/EPA

This year’s Damascus International Fair – a commercial exhibition that resumed in 2017 after a five-year hiatus due to the Syrian civil war – was a gr(...)

Brett Kavanaugh (right), a conservative appointed by Donald Trump, was confirmed by the US Senate in October after he denied accusations of sexual assault from three women. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

US president Donald Trump rejected Democrats’ calls for impeaching Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on Sunday after a new report involving sexual(...)

Pinatubo ridden by William Buick. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Appropriately on Irish Champions Weekend, Pinatubo put up one of the great two-year-old performances at the Curragh on Sunday. Aidan O’Brien landed a(...)

On Tuesday, the PwC-Irish Times Tax Summit will wrestle the most topical questions in an increasingly uncertain world. File photograph: Getty

This Week September 16th Monday Indicators: Irish exports and imports (July). Tuesday Results: Uniphar, Adobe, FedEx. Indicators: Euro zone econom(...)

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad (C) attends a meeting in Damascus on August 9th. Photograph: Syrian Arab News Agency/EPA

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran are to meet on Monday to try to secure a lasting truce in northwest Syria following attacks there by the govern(...)

A satellite image shows thick black smoke rising from Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil-processing facility following drone attacks. Photograph: Planet Labs/AP

Iran has dismissed US accusations that it was responsible for a swarm of explosive drone attacks on the world’s largest petroleum processing facility (...)

Damian Kestel committed a number of errors, the least of which is the joke itself. Yes, it smacks of tedious cliches about how men and women relate and yes, it suggests the sender thinks his audience is entirely male

One day last week, I was picking through the usual barrage of morning emails when I discovered someone had sent me an unusually interesting message. (...)

French economist Thomas Piketty has transformed our understanding of inequality via an extraordinary research programme.

Thomas Piketty has transformed our understanding of inequality via an extraordinary research programme that is, among many things, a monumental trawl (...)

Ulrich Klopfer pictured in September 2014. Photograph: South Bend Tribune via AP

More than 2,000 medically preserved foetal remains have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion clinic doctor who died last week,(...)

Dominic Grieve: ‘“I have always worried that the DUP’s position, firstly in advocating and promoting leave was a great mistake.’ Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Former British attorney general Dominic Grieve MP says the DUP could be “sold down the river” by the Conservative government. Mr Grieve was speaking (...)

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