Aung San Suu Kyi receiving Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award from Bono at the Bord Gáis Theatre in Dublin in 2012. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

U2 have written to Dublin City councillors urging them to revoke the Freedom of the City of Dublin from Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi over th(...)

George Soros: Amnesty said the Soros grant accounts for nearly 2.5%  of its total annual income, but returning it would set ‘a dangerous precedent’. Photograph: AFP/Getty

The chief executive of Amnesty International in Ireland said the organisation will challenge an instruction by the State’s ethics watchdog to return a(...)

Migrants are seen on a boat as they are being rescued by Libyan coast guards. Photograph: Reuters

European governments stand accused by Amnesty International of being knowingly complicit in the torture and exploitation of thousands of migrants and (...)

Amnesty International’s chief executive, Colm O’Gorman, said it was directed by the  Standards in Public Office Commission to return €137,000 it received. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) is in discussions about $150,000 (€127,449) it received from the George Soros Open Society Foundation bec(...)

George Soros: Amnesty said the Soros grant accounts for nearly 2.5 per cent of its total annual income, but returning it would set “a dangerous precedent”. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AFP/Getty Images

Amnesty International has said it will not obey an instruction by the State’s ethics watchdog to return a donation from billionaire George Soros to fu(...)

The BMW all-electric i Vision Dynamics concept car: the supply of battery metals is coming under greater scrutiny as electric car sales are up 63 per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier. Photograph: Reuters

From “feng shui copper” to low-carbon aluminium, the green energy revolution is jolting global commodity markets and spurring demand for higher-qualit(...)

Zimbabwe pastor Evan Mawarire celebrates with his supporters  outside the high court in Harare where he was acquitted of all charges against him including trying to over throw Zimbabwean government. Photograph: EPA/Getty Images

A Zimbabwean court found a pastor not guilty on Wednesday of attempting to subvert the government in a case seen as a barometer of judicial independen(...)

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi  shake hands with Pope Francis during his visit to  Naypyitaw, the capital of Myanmar, on Tuesday. Photograph: Hein Htet/EPA

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged the leaders of majority-Buddhist Myanmar, mired in a crisis over the fate of Muslim Rohingya people, to commit themselv(...)

Shell has been in Africa’s biggest oil producer the longest. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Dutch Shell should face investigations in three countries for alleged complicity in Nigerian government abuses, including murder and rape, more (...)

Pope Francis arrives at Yangon International Airport in  Myanmar on Monday. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Pope Francis landed in Myanmar, and in a diplomatic minefield, on Monday. In his first visit to the country – and his first to any majority-Buddhist (...)

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