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The revelations about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and the de facto Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman would seem over-cooked in a Hollywood movie script. But the issues they raise are deadly serious. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/AFP via Getty

The owner of one of the world’s richest companies and one of its most influential newspapers has his phone hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message a(...)

Trócaire has outlined five priority areas for the next Government including championing the Paris Agreement on climate change. Photograph: Kim Haughton

Trócaire, the Catholic bishops overseas development agency, has called on all political parties to put climate action and human rights at the heart of(...)

President of the International Court of Justice, Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (C) speaks during the ruling of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, on January 23rd. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/ANP/AFP

In a resounding rebuff to the personal assurances offered last month by Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the International Court of Justic(...)

 FoodCloud co-founders Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien.  Photograph: Naoise Culhane

For social entrepreneurs ChangeX, technology isn’t just an enabler of communication and a tool for business; it’s about making the world a better plac(...)

Historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother-and-baby home, Co Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Relatives of children and women from the Tuam mother-and-baby home have called on the Government not to lose sight of a proposed DNA collection scheme(...)

Protesters march during a demonstration against the World Economic Forum in Davos, in the streets of Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Photograph: Ennio Leanza/EPA

The Big Four accounting groups and scores of the world’s largest companies have signed up to the most comprehensive effort yet to account for business(...)

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in December: claims the crackdown in 2017 was a legitimate response to militant violence. Photograph: Yves Herman

The UN’s top court will decide on Thursday whether to impose “urgent measures” on Myanmar to prevent further allegedly genocidal attacks on its Rohing(...)

Greta Thunberg, climate activist, pauses during a panel session on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.  Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg told an opening session of 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) conference in Davos that the fight to ta(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, regional leaders and Russian president Vladimir Putin (front right) gather during a peace summit on Libya at the chancellery in Berlin. Photograph: Getty

The weekend’s Berlin summit on Libya did not end fighting or ensure a peaceful resolution of the country’s civil conflict, but it may discourage exter(...)

Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign and security policy, attends a foreign affairs meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: John Thys/AFP  via Getty Images

EU foreign ministers have agreed to EU military and naval missions to war-torn Libya to help implement Sunday’s Berlin landmark peace agreement. The (...)

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