Statuettes depicting presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a shop in Via San Gregorio Armeno in Naples, Italy. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/ANSA via AP

Donald Trump will have one of his last major opportunities to halt Hillary Clinton’s campaign momentum when the two candidates go head-to-head in the(...)

All governments should tax sugary drinks to fight the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the World Health Organisation has said. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

All governments should tax sugary drinks to fight the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the World Health Organisation said on Tuesday, in a re(...)

Hillary Clinton: a number of high-profile Republicans are moving  away from Donald Trump after a string of controversial statements. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Wednesday stepped up its effort to bring in Republicans and independent voters disenchanted with her Republican rival Do(...)

Ronda Rousey of the US (in blue) won bronze in women’s 70kg judo at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and subsequently had to live in her car as she could not afford to play rent. Photograph: Olivier Morin/Getty Images.

More than 11,000 athletes marched into Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium on Friday night, officially kicking off the 2016 Olympic Games. Only a handfu(...)

US President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton appear onstage together after Obama’s speech on the third night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

President Barack Obama raised the stakes in November’s presidential election into a defence of American democracy against “home-grown demagogues” and (...)

Jessica Springsteen of the US team on Cynar V. Her father Bruce is expected to turn up at the RDS this week for the showjumping.  Photograph: Eric Luke

In the course of a day at the Dublin Horse Show, which started on Wednesday, you can meet child riders dwarfed by their saddles and veterans old enoug(...)

Ryanair’s chief executive  Michael O’Leary   warns a victory for   Leave  could signal ‘an end to the European project.’

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said a UK vote to leave the EU could lead the whole of the 28-nation bloc to unravel. Speaking ahead of the vote, Mr O’L(...)

Donald Trump: drying on the shelves at the Jinhua Partytime Latex Art and Crafts Factory in Zhejiang Province in China. Photograph: Reuters/Aly Song
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Image of the week: Top Trumps It’s not quite Mount Rushmore, but here lies some masks of US Republic presidential candidate Donald Trump, drying on t(...)

No matter how lowly in the pack, whether titled, royal or plebeian, the trump beats all comers in other suits. The eponymous Donald, it seems, is just(...)

The outsiders, anti-establishment twins Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are back, Iowa forgotten, storming to victories on a scale in New Hampshire th(...)

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