Protesters in Portland, Oregon, on the day after the US presidential election vote. Photograph: Kathryn Elsesser/AFP via Getty Images

The US presidential battle is a paradoxical tale of democracy and dictatorship. The images of hordes of voters lining up to embrace their democratic p(...)

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has written in The Sunday Times about what he thinks of Project Big Picture. Photo: Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images

In 2018-19, Huddersfield Town earned more TV money for finishing bottom of the Premier League than Bayern earned for winning the Bundesliga or Juventu(...)

“Were it left to me to decide,” Thomas Jefferson once said, “whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In marking the third annual World News Day today, 100 news organisations across the globe are setting out the case that “news” matters, that news is m(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives for the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, in July. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has denied that his team ever approached South Dakota’s governor about adding his face to the monument depicting four presid(...)

Earlier this week in Dublin two Luke Kelly sculptures were doused in white paint. Photograph: Alan Betson

What do Luke Kelly and Edward Colston have in common? Kelly was a working class Dubliner, legendary singer, communist, folk hero. Colston was a mercha(...)

Polish president Andrzej Duda  and US president Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photograph:   Drew Angerer/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump hit out at “delinquent” Nato members as he called on all members of the transatlantic alliance  – particularly Germany (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty

I am a fan of neither hip-hop nor musical theatre but on a birthday treat for my daughter to see the musical Hamilton last year, I was enthralled from(...)

A vineyard in Australia’s Clare Valley. Photograph: Scott Davis

Between the banks of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers lies one of the principal wine producing regions of the world. The famous Bordeaux red or “claret(...)

Lot 1,107, a pair of Chinese export hall chairs €5,000-€8,000

Dublin firm Mack, Williams and Gibton, later Williams and Gibton after John Mack’s death in 1829, seemed to be the port of call for affluent Irish peo(...)

Democratic presidential hopeful and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders at a primary night event in Manchester, New Hampshire. Photograph:  Timothy A Clary/AFP via Getty Images

Astute chroniclers of British politics have formulated what is known as the Banter Heuristic. According to this rule of thumb, whose predictive record(...)

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