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Thousands of Buddhists listen to Sitagu Sayadaw, one of Myanmar’s most revered Buddhist leaders, in Paleik in November 2017. Photograph: Minzayar Oo/The New York Times

The Buddhist abbot was sitting cross-legged in his monastery, fulminating against the evils of Islam, when the petrol bomb exploded within earshot. Bu(...)

US House speaker Nancy Pelosi: “ready for the fight of her life with Trump”. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump have a lot in common. Neither one drinks, yet they have family vineyards. They both love big bowls of ice cream. Their (...)

The Roster of the 1885 Chicago White Stockings (known today as the Chicago Cubs) Top Row: George Gore, Silver Flint, Cap Anson, Jim McCormick, Mike ‘King’ Kelly, Fred Pfeffer; Bottom Row: Jimmy Ryan, Ned Williamson, Abner Dalrymple, Tom Burns, Jim Clarkson, Billy Sunday. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

One of sport’s most renowned rivalries was on display for the first time on this side of the Atlantic last weekend, as the Boston Red Sox and New York(...)

Before Wednesday, Applegreen had 121 sites in the US.

Forecourt retailer Applegreen has agreed to rent 46 service stations on an initial 10-year agreement in the US. The Dublin-listed group agreed to ac(...)

Percussionist Colin Currie

Normally, the bread-and-butter programming of Great Music in Irish Houses comes mostly from the core classical repertoire. Last week, the 49th ed(...)

Gabriele Grunewald runs in the Women’s 1,500 metres opening round during the 2017 USA Track & Field Championships at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California. Photograph: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Gabriele Grunewald, the elite runner who gained the support of thousands of followers on social media for her perseverance in competing while facing a(...)

 Tony Franco, co-founder and chief executive of SafeChain, which uses blockchain technology to prevent real-estate wire fraud and digitises property deed and title transfers.

Imagine it’s closing day on your new home. Early in the morning you get an email from the estate agent saying there has been a slight change of plan, (...)

Sen Kamala Harris (Democrat-California): ‘I believe Congress should take the steps toward impeachment.’ Photograph: Elizabeth Frantz/New York Times

California senator Kamala Harrishas become the second major Democratic presidential candidate to call for the impeachment of US president Donald Trump(...)

Donald Trump checks his notes in Burnsville, Minnesota. Photograph: Jim Watson / AFP.

Image of the week: On the ropes As the Brexit contingent take a relative breather (Theresa May has gone hill-walking in Wales), there’s plenty of tim(...)

From left: Prof Mark Ferguson-director general of SFI and chief scientific adviser to the Government; Prof Eamonn Quigley, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology Houston Methodist Hospital; Mr Michael Mahoney, CEO of Boston Scientific, and Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton. Photograph: Greg M. Cooper/SFI

The combination of the Irish education system and investment in science has resulted in the generation of graduates who can easily compete at an inter(...)

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