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US speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: ‘I’m not holding the articles indefinitely. I will turn them over when I’m ready, and that will probably be soon.’ Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, says she intends to transmit articles of impeachment against US president Donald Trump t(...)

Jeffrey Schlupp of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring during the Premier League match against Bournemouth at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Crystal Palace 1 Bournemouth 0 Jeffrey Schlupp’s strike 14 minutes from time helped Crystal Palace’s 10 men earn a 1-0 win over Bournemouth and move (...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor after winning the WBO world super-lightweight championship against Christina Linardatou at Manchester Arena. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Proof, if it were needed, of how Katie Taylor has been a game-changer for women’s boxing came via Sky Sport’s extravagant production of Fight Night fr(...)

In seeking esteem, do we pretend we’re something we’re not in order to get other people to admire us?

The 18th-century Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith has a bit of an image problem. His defence of free markets, epitomised by his coining o(...)

Portrait of Hutcheson by Allan Ramsay, circa 1745.

Before it became central to the US declaration of independence, “the pursuit of happiness” was a concept much pondered by thinkers this side of the At(...)

One of the tagged fawns in Phoenix Park in Dublin. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

ABOUT 100 DEER HAVE JUST BEEN BORN IN THE DUBLIN PARK. ALL NEED TO BE GENTLY CAPTURED AND ASSESSED, THEN RELEASED BACK INTO THE GRASSLAND. PHOTOGRA(...)

Andy Ruiz Jr will challenge Anthony Joshua for his four heavyweight world titles in New York on June 1st. Photograph: Yong Teck Lim/Getty

Anthony Joshua never imagined his American debut at Madison Square Garden on June 1st would be like this: defending his four world heavyweight titles (...)

It is hard to imagine how low cost flying would have grown so fast without Ryanair.

For the weekend that is in it, we thought we’d look at just some of the ways Irish people have shaped the consumer world in which we live. From tastie(...)

A Pro-Brexit protester demonstrates outside Downing Street in London at the weekend.  Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Michel Barnier offers the UK the option of allowing Great Britain out of the backstop. In Pavlovian fashion, Brexiteers cry foul, accuse EU negotiator(...)

 Newcastle United’s Salomon Rondon celebrates scoring their first goal in the Premier League game against Huddersfield Town  at St James’ Park.   Photograph: Scott Heppell/Reuters

Newcastle 2 Huddersfield 0 Miguel Almiron was denied a dream home debut by the woodwork as Newcastle eased their relegation fears by nudging 10-man H(...)

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