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Donald Trump’s former campaign chief Paul Manafort: sentenced to 47 months for tax crimes and bank fraud. Photograph: Alexandria sheriff’s office/Getty

The sentencing of Paul Manafort, once the doyen of Republican backroom politics and a central figure in US president Donald Trump’s campaign team, rep(...)

Daffodils make their annual reappearance, but when does spring actually begin?

Spring is a – cliché alert – time of rebirth. A time when the reassuringly familiar comes back into view: lambs gambolling in fields, buds emerging fr(...)

Venezuela’s self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaidó speaks to journalists after attending Mass in Caracas on Sunday. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Venezuela’s opposition will attempt to bring international aid into the crisis-stricken country in the “coming days” setting up a showdown with the em(...)

The Colombian-Venezuelan border in Cúcuta, Colombia. “There is a lot more military activity now on the Venezuelan side of the border,” says Abel López, who has a ringside view of the standoff from the rice farm he manages.  Photograph:   Marco Bello/Reuters

Early on Sunday morning the Tienditas International Bridge does not look like it is at the centre of an international crisis. The few Colombian police(...)

Fellaini outjumping Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi. The Belgian can make use of his Velcro-touch chest control, all the while clearing the area around him with a head-high, studs-up roundhouse ninja lunge. Photograph: AFP

Carry on then, Marouane. After some suggestions this week that Marouane Fellaini might be on his way out of Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s Friday(...)

Prices in the food and grocery sector are at the same level now as they were in 2000, according to Retail Ireland. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The Irish retail sector remains optimistic for the future despite the challenges presented by price stagnation and the increased competition from the (...)

Sasha Nesterenka, one of a group of Chernobyl children who met President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Peter Houlihan

A Chernobyl victim who learned to read and write two years ago thanks to an Irish-sponsered school in Belarus, today fulfilled a dream of addressing t(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney  and the EU’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier spoke of intensifying negotiating efforts during a meeting in Brussels on Monday, with M(...)

Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire as it continues to burn in Malibu, California, on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Authorities searched on Monday for more than 200 people unaccounted for in one of the wildfires rampaging through parts of California, voicing concer(...)

Pictured are Kayleigh Green, Irina Bogdan, Octavian Bogdan, Jordan Leonard and Calum Hughes look at a childrens book from Focus Ireland in which they  all wrote a story. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

“The park was near where we lived but we had to move. The guy was selling the house so we all had to move. It was like a piece of glass shattering”. (...)

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