Steve ‘Crusher’ Casey is memorialised by a bronze statue in his hometown of Sneem. Photograph: Peter Dorgan/Wikimedia Commons

On December 7th, 1941 the Japanese Imperial Navy launched a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbour. In the wake of the attack thousan(...)

A well-known political and human rights activist, Jim Cullen served as Sinn Féin’s legal representative in the US and took over as president of Friends of Sinn Féin in 2012. He stepped down from the role this year. File photograph: Simon Carswell

The death has taken place of Jim Cullen, a former president of Friends of Sinn Féin, the political party’s US organisation, and a prominent member of (...)

Director Wu Jin has spoken of watching the People’s Liberation Army in action after the 2008 earthquake, telling the ‘People’s Daily’ how he “wanted to showcase the kindness, wit, courage and sacrifice of Chinese soldiers”. Photograph: VCG/VCG via Getty Images

Holding aloft the red flag of China, former special forces operative Leng Feng, played by martial arts hero Wu Jing, bellows to the warring African fa(...)

The US Capitol  in Washington, DC ahead of the  US government getting set for its first partial shutdown in 17 years at midnight US time last night.  Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

The US government began to shut down last night for the first time in 17 years as Democrats and Republicans failed to agree a budget in a bitter row o(...)