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‘If Pope Emeritus Benedict were still alive when Pope Francis (above) retires it would no doubt trigger some epic event. Certainly if the prophecies of St Malachy and Nostradamus that my father relished telling me about are anything to go by.’  Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

If the pope visits Ireland for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) in August 2018, one of his first stops should be in Seán MacDermott Street. In 19(...)

Ryanair shares closed up nearly 3% at €13.58 after reporting a 43% surge in annual profits to more than €1.24bn

European shares retreated as chemical companies and oil producers tumbled, while investors speculated on the potential timing of a Federal Reserve in(...)

Supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders attend a rally in Carson, California, last week. “The 2016 race is transcendentally bizarre. We have two near-nominees with the highest unfavourables at this point in the race of any in modern history.” Photograph:  Monica Almeida/New York Times

Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee. Really. Just ask her. She should have been able to finally savour shattering that “highest, hardest glas(...)

Speculation of  visit to Ireland in 2018 by pope Francis (above) has been played down by a spokeswoman for Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin.

Commentary about a possible papal visit to Ireland in 2018 to coincide with the World Meeting of Families in Dublin that year has been dismissed by a (...)

 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressing a primary election night rally in Carson, California, on Tuesday.  Mr Sanders scored a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton in the primary in Oregon, boosting his argument for keeping his underdog campaign alive through the conclusion of the primary process. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Democrat candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each picked up primary wins on Tuesday in yet another demonstration of how divided the party i(...)

 Len Gotshalk in action in the 1970s for the Atlanta Falcons. Photograph: Getty Images

Len Gotshalk, an Atlanta Falcons football player turned Oregon businessman, had a history of legal issues by the time he went looking to buy an offsho(...)

Philly Jesus has wandered the streets of Philadelphia for years, wearing long hair, a beard and robes. Photograph: Philly Jesus/Instagram

A man who calls himself Philly Jesus was arrested at a Philadelphia Apple store and charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct on Monday. Michae(...)

 An egg is thrown at a cardboard cutout of republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a protest outside the Hyatt Regency Hotel where Mr  Trump was speaking in  California on Friday. Photograph:  Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump said on Sunday that he will have essentially sealed the Republican US presidential nomination if he wins Tuesday’s contest in Indiana, wh(...)

Supporting Donald Trump at the California Republican Convention in Burlingame, California on Friday. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

Deal-maker Donald Trump, the self-declared presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is negotiating his way to the election in November on a simple(...)

Hillary Clinton has 88 per cent of the delegates needed to win the Democratic belt and she leads in the polls in California. Photograph: Eric Thayer/The New York Times

Even their victory-party music after decisive state wins in the north-east on Tuesday night pointed to how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are only j(...)

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