The appointment of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as WHO “goodwill ambassador” has been widely criticised. Photograph: Reuters

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been removed as a World Health Organization goodwill ambassador after his appointment was greeted with outrage (...)

Ireland’s beef sector would be particularly vulnerable to a massive influx of beef, not least with Brexit looming.

A European Commission trade deal offer to Latin American countries which has provoked strong protests from European farmers, on Friday faced sharp cri(...)

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan   recently said he is “digging his heels in” to ensure the trade agreement does not allow for the import of lower quality beef into the EU. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

European Commission sources on Monday expressed confidence that it will be possible to conclude two major trade deals, with Mexico and the south Ameri(...)

The Guns and Guitars gun store in Mesquite, Nevada, where mass murderer Stephen Paddock allegedly purchased some of the weapons used to kill 59 people at a country music festival in Las Vegas on October 1st. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

It was approaching 10pm on a warm Sunday night, and Paola Bastista was doing what she likes best: enjoying country music at one of the final outdoor m(...)

People at a memorial for victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Photograph: AP Photo/John Locher

US authorities have turned their focus to Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, as they struggle to establish a motive b(...)

Shifting stance: President Trump talks to journalists on Air Force One as Fox News reports on his talks with Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President Donald Trump took the Republican leadership by surprise on Thursday, confirming that he is working with Democrats on a deal to protect the y(...)

Mercedes AMG Project One: with a price tag in the region of €4m it’s unlikely to be  coming to a showroom near you

Frankfurt is the chance for the big German car makers to strut their stuff in front of thousands in the Exhibition grounds on Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage, an(...)

New Dacia Duster: keeps the same basic structure as the current car but  gets new styling and an updated interior, which is of higher quality than the old one, and at last puts the central infotainment screen up high where you can see it

Alongside its headline-grabbing Project One hypercar, Mercedes has shown off the EQA, a compact all-electric hatchback which is an obvious preview of (...)

US Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer  makes a point to president Donald Trump in the Oval Office prior to Trump’s departure for North Dakota to deliver a speech on tax reform. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

As Americans cleaned up after Hurricane Harvey and braced for Hurricane Irma, another dramatic week in Washington – the first week of Congress after t(...)

The Italian Carabinieri police looking at four different pictures of ‘Ndrangheta boss Rocco Morabito before and after his capture. Photograph: Carabineiri Police/EPA

One of Italy’s most wanted mob bosses has been arrested in Uruguay after 23 years on the run from convictions for mafia association, drug trafficking (...)