From Las Vegas to Luxor, they toast Ireland's patron saint with a wash of coloured light and a certain black stout. Sláinte! says Paul Bignell
The Week in Books
David Cameron to propose 'strengthened security partnership' as intelligence chiefs join him on historic visit
A French constitutional panel has thrown out a plan to tax the ultrawealthy at a 75 per cent rate, saying it was excessive.
The government of Haiti has warned that Hurricane Sandy represents a "disaster of major proportions," which could bring food shortages as well as an imminent spike in the number of life-threatening cholera cases.
For over a decade, David Brooks of the New York Times has been probably the most influential columnist in America. Influence is impossible to measure, of course, but one reason he has thrived is that politicians of all sides take his calls, thinking he will judge them according to their merit, and not because of ideological predisposition. That is a central tenet of what it is to be a moderate, and he devotes his column today to a lengthy exploration of that word.
David Cameron will insist today that he has not abandoned "compassionate Conservatism" as he argues that spending cuts and welfare reform will be good in the long run for the poor, weak and vulnerable.
Britain is ready to welcome “the greatest show on earth”, David Cameron said today.
Barack Obama and David Cameron today evoke the wartime partnership of Churchill and Roosevelt as they promise to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in tackling the turbulence in world trouble-spots and the global economic crisis.
National survey reveals that those living in Northern Ireland are the most content
The latest string of credit downgrades in the eurozone requires Britain to "redouble our efforts" to boost economic growth, Foreign Secretary William Hague urged today.
UN peacekeepers tell residents of Jonglei state capital to flee as raiders approach