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US president Donald Trump (R) and Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson speak before a working breakfast at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, on Sunday. Photograph: Erin Schaff/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump is “very gung-ho” about a major UK-US trade deal, British prime minister Boris Johnson said after the two leaders had their (...)

Screenshot from a parliament broadcast of New Zealand Speaker Trevor Mallard feeding a Member of Parliament’s baby during a parliamentary session. Photograph: New Zealand Parliament and Speaker’s Office/Handout/ Reuters

As New Zealand lawmakers vigorously debated fuel prices in parliament this week, speaker Trevor Mallard called for order while feeding baby Tutanekai (...)

Opposition demonstrators help a wounded man during a protest outside the  Georgian parliament in the early hours of Friday. Photograph: Zurab Tsertsvadze/AP

Georgians protested again on Friday after earlier trying to storm their parliament to stop a visit by a deputy from Russia, which defeated the pro-wes(...)

 President Michael D Higgins hosts a meeting with representatives of the group of small island developing states. Photograph:  Maxwell

Ireland stands with small island states in acknowledging their vulnerability in a world that is in crisis – “ethically, ecologically, with widening an(...)

 The Rev Dr  William Henry: he will be one of the youngest ever moderators of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Photograph:   Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

Rev Dr William Henry (51) of Maze Presbyterian Church in Co Antrim will be formally installed as the new moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Irela(...)

Mauritius prime minister Pravind Jugnauth: said his country was prepared to enter into an agreement with United States or Britain or both, to be allowed unhindered operation of the Diego Garcia  airbase. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly demanded on Wednesday that Britain give up control over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean with(...)

The council heard briefings from individuals such as Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad (right) and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. Photograph: Getty Images

A US threat to veto UN Security Council action on sexual violence in conflict was averted on Tuesday after a long-agreed phrase was removed because th(...)

Rev Prof Laurence Kirkpatrick had been teaching at the Union Theological College in Belfast for 22 years

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has dismissed a professor at its Union Theological College in Belfast for publicly disagreeing with the church’s ou(...)

The UK has said the Chagos Islands will be returned to Mauritius when the need for military facilities ends. Photograph: Getty Images

The United Kingdom must end its administration of the Chagos Islands “as rapidly as possible”, the United Nations’ highest court has said. Britain fo(...)

Rev Mairisíne Stanfield (53) minister of First Presbyterian Church, Bangor in Co Down since 2013.

For the first time the Presbyterian Church in Ireland may be about to elect its first female Moderator, or principal public representative. Election(...)

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