The ‘New York Times’ shared Pulitzer Prizes for its work on Harvey Weinstein and Russian links to the Trump administration. File photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

The New York Times and the New Yorker have won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for their reporting on Harvey Weinstein and sexual misconduct tha(...)

A Nasa image of the centre of the Milky Way. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A new study points to evidence of thousands of black holes at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The idea that a plethora of smaller black hole(...)

File image of Julia Kristeva

Renowned Bulgarian psychoanalyst and philosopher Julia Kristeva, who has lived in France since the mid-1960s, worked as an agent and collaborator wit(...)

Finns topped the UN’s happiness rankings. Photograph: Getty

Happy are the people of the Nordic nations, happier, in fact, than anyone else in the world. And the overall happiness of a country is almost identica(...)

Central Bank  governor Philip Lane, pictured on his first day in office in November 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin economics professor John O’Hagan didn’t think much of it when he hadn’t heard in weeks from the third-year student he’d hired i(...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane won strong backing for his candidacy for the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank from MEPs (...)

Luis de Guindos, Spain’s finance minister, arrives for a Eurogroup meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels, Belgium last month.   Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos, the longtime frontrunner to become the next vice president of the European Central Bank, is facing some resi(...)

Author Ursula K Le Guin speaking at the University of Oregon in 2014. Photograph: Jack Liu via The New York Times

Ursula K Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with (...)

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh  said more must be done to reduce the cost of flying from Heathrow airport. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh is having a go at Heathrow airport over costs and spending. The airport charges at Heathrow (...)

US president Donald Trump with Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg during a news conference at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph:  Tom Brenner/The New York Times

It was already past midnight on Thursday when the news arrived in Norway: A day after meeting with Norway’s prime minister in Washington, President Do(...)

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