Ivan Duque, who won  Sunday’s first-round vote in the Colombian presidential election, with his running mate for vice-president, Marta Lucia Ramirez, in Bogotá on Sunday. Photograph:  Fernando Vergara/AP

Colombia headed for its most divisive presidential race in decades after right-winger Ivan Duque won Sunday’s first-round vote, triggering a runoff wi(...)

Sisters Sisi and Elle Malindikin of Dual jewellery. Photograph: Fionn McCann

“We are not selling because this is African, it is because of good design, desirable, and worth wearing,” says Belfast-born Penny Winter, a former cos(...)

A man is seen against an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province

Wall Street shares found some tentative support on Friday after a bout of jitters spread through the world’s largest financial capitals as Beijing sig(...)

Conn Murray, chief executive of Limerick city and county council; councillor Stephen Keary, mayor of the city and county of Limerick: CEB governor Rolf Wenzel and David Conway chief executive of Limerick 2030 at the Opera Site in Limerick. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has agreed to part fund development of a 1.62 hectare site in Limerick city. The €85 million from the C(...)

Satoshi Tsunakawa, president of Toshiba, leaves a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Toshiba’s talks to sell its chips business to a consortium led by Bain Capital hit an impasse over the timing of payments for the business and governa(...)

Rosebank house: A central focus of the festival  will be the deeds of various informers, murderers, double-crossers and looters in the West Cork region

The Irish obsession with history is akin to that of Italians for food and the French for love. It is our motivating force, an internal propellant that(...)

The tailfin of a Boeing 787 Max 10 passenger aircraft displays its livery during the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Boeing secured twice as much in order value at the Paris Air Show as rival Airbus, marking the US planemaker’s first victory in five years at the avia(...)

 Protesters light bonfires in Asuncion, Paraguay on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Protesters stormed and set fire to Paraguay’s Congress on Friday after the senate secretly voted for a constitutional amendment that would allow presi(...)

“Fourteen of the top 15 global lessors have operations in Ireland,” says Pieter Burger, lead tax partner, aircraft leasing and finance, with Deloitte.(...)

President Muhammadu Buhari’s (pictured) government is seeking to spend its way out of an economic crisis triggered by a collapse in oil. (Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters)

Nigeria’s government is in talks for concessionary loans worth $3.5 billion from the World Bank and African Development Bank to help finance a planne(...)

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