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Newly elected MEP Clare Daly has hired the son of her political colleague Mick Wallace as her European Parliament assistant. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Newly elected MEP Clare Daly has hired the son of her political colleague Mick Wallace as a European Parliament assistant. Fionn A Wallace is listed (...)

Facebook’s interest in breaking into digital currencies with libra indicates that the technology is becoming more mainstream. Photograph: Dado Ruvic

Donald Trump doesn’t like cryptocurrencies. The US president took to Twitter to lambast bitcoin and its ilk. “I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other cryp(...)

José Salas Subirat: “Translating is the most attentive way of reading.”

Although both James Joyce and his editor Sylvia Beach included Spain from the first moment in their international promotion strategy for Ulysses, and (...)

Money is a powerful tool when you travel, especially in developing nations, and it is up to those spending it to be aware of this and use it wisely. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to travelling the world, the classic fantasy is spinning a globe at random or throwing a pin on a map, then gallivanting off to wherever(...)

Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó addresses an Independence Day rally in Caracas on Friday. Photograph:  Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet presented a damning report on atrocities carried out by the Venezuelan government, as thousands marched throug(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin during his interview with the Financial Times in Moscow on Thursday. Photograph: Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Reuters

Just before midnight, Vladimir Putin perks up at the mention of the word “risk”. It encapsulates the man and his 20 years in power. Latterly, Russia (...)

Diaz  and Santo in Little Havana, Miami: fled Cuba after Fidel Castro took power and are now American citizens who support Donald Trump. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

Democrats may have taken over the city of Miami this week for the first debate of the 2020 US election season, but Republicans have not lost sight of (...)

Carlos Gonzales: ‘I have a good job, I’m fulfilling my dream of dancing, I have an amazing husband and we bought a house a year ago. I couldn’t ask for more.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Carlos Gonzalez was just days away from going home, after two months in Ireland, when his mother called. The Venezuelan student was looking forward to(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin at a ceremony dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China, in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin/Sputnik

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping headed to Saint Petersburg on Thursday to attend an international economic forum where the Chinese leader was the guest (...)

One of the largest outbreaks of the virus occurred in Colombia in 1995.  Photograph: iStock

A Dublin-based provider of raw materials to the pharmaceutical industry has launched a product to detect and diagnose an infectious disease known as V(...)

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