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A woman placed an order on Apple’s website for a laptop and was promised a delivery date in early May. Photograph: iStock

Apple has fallen foul of the Irish advertising watchdog after failing to deliver a product to a customer in a promised time frame while a radio statio(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks to the press in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photograph Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

2017 January 20th Trump inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States. His presidential rival Hillary Clinton is among those in attendance,(...)

 Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on an official visit to Paris in  April, 2018. (Photograph: Stephane Cardinale/Corbis via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia’s failure to secure membership of the UN human rights council is a rebuke to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, a social reformer who is a(...)

UN secretary-general António Guterres: “The climate emergency is fully upon us, and we have no time to waste.” Photograph: Eskinder Debebe

The United Nations has announced plans to gather “the world’s most ambitious climate leaders” in December on the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreem(...)

Republican senator  Mitt Romney has said he will consider Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee. Photograph: EPA/Michael Reynolds

US president Donald Trump’s ambition to appoint a third supreme court justice looked virtually assured on Tuesday, after several Republican senators s(...)

A jogger runs past thousands of US national flags placed near the Washington Monument to memorialise Americans who have died with Covid-19 in Washington, DC. Photograph: EPA

The US death toll from coronavirus has topped 200,000, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the outbreak first reached the world’s richest nati(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo: Donald Trump recognises  the Iran deal as  an “abject failure” and  “exercise in appeasement”.  Photograph: Patrick Semansky

US president Donald Trump is expected to deliver a severe warning to Iran and China when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: “Now that we are on the security council, Ireland’s voice internationally will be more relevant and more impactful.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Small nations will expect Ireland to be “a pebble in the shoe” of large countries when it sits on the UN Security Council, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has (...)

From left; Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and  Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney,   react as it was confirmed that Ireland had secured a seat on the  United Nations Security Council. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Why is winning a seat on the United Nations Security Council a big deal? The 15-member UN Security Council is the most powerful body in the UN system(...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney has contacted 72 foreign ministers in the run-up to the UN Security Council seat vote. Photograph:   Nick Bradshaw

It seems absurd that winning a seat on the United Nations Security Council could be helped by an invite to a Celine Dion or U2 concert but in a global(...)

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