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A handout photo  showing the  US aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln passing through the Suez Canal on May 9th.  Photograph: EPA

The United States’ military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now it is an opportunity, a senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary (...)

Elvira Ferraii had come to Ireland last month to study English.

Swiss authorities are liaising with the family of Elvira Ferraii, who died when the caravan in which she was staying was overturned and swept towards (...)

Records show €20,000 was spent on an air purification system at the Irish Eembassy in Beijing, a city in which air pollution is a regular problem. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The State spent more than €600,000 on gardening and major maintenance works on its properties overseas last year, including €90,000 on asbestos remova(...)

Lisbon skyline at Alfama, one of the older parts of the city. Photograph: iStock Photo

Assemble a city-break destination from a wishlist of components and you get Lisbon: a wide glittering river, limpid skies, steep cobbled streets, pala(...)

Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president,  leaves a session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum  in Davos, Switzerland, today.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said today it was possible to turn more than three decades of enmity with the US into friendship if both sides made a(...)