Smartening up at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming this week Photograph: EPA

The first time Janet Yellen went to Jackson Hole as Federal Reserve chair in 2014 she faced activists protesting against the prospect of interest rate(...)

Denis Bergin on graduation day in 1966 with his parents Richard and Mary.

On a recent Sunday, some 40 elderly men gathered to mark 50 years since graduation. The Maynooth Class of 1966. Back in September 1963, dressed in uni(...)

Speedo announced  that they are dropping their sponsorship of USA’s Ryan Lochte. File photograph: Michael Sohn/AP

Swimmer Ryan Lochte has taken a massive financial hit less than 24 hours after the close of the Rio Olympics, following a drunken incident he tried t(...)

Some of the Elgin Marbles, which Greece wants back. Photograph: Getty

With his impeccable manners and scholar’s demeanour, James Cuno doesn’t come across as a man likely to generate extreme reactions. But in the fraught (...)

Mark Zuckerberg: two years ago, Facebook’s chief executive announced an ambitious effort to connect the world’s poorest people to the internet. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

Nearly two years ago, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced an ambitious effort to connect the world’s poorest people to the internet(...)

South Korean soldiers at a military checkpoint connecting South and North Korea at the Unification Bridge  in Paju, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

North Korea sentenced US citizen Kenneth Bae to 15 years’ hard labour today for committing crimes against the state - a move that will likely s(...)