It is a sunny morning on Sicily’s east coast and Mount Etna is a postcard, rising from a green-blue sea up through olive groves, orange orchards and steep hill towns to ascend a towering snowy cone ringed by cotton-wool clouds.


Vietnamese leader set for 'landmark visit' to US

The powerful head of Vietnam’s Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week – and said he expected Barack Obama to visit his country later this year.


Greek woes leave newlyweds penniless in New York

Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis’ long-planned dream trip to the US ended in New York, where their three-week honeymoon turned into a nightmare when their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.


Nama stands behind sale of €6.3bn in loans

Nama has stood behind the sale of £4.5bn (€6.3bn) loans in the North, saying it remains fully satisfied that taxpayers got the best possible price in a deal struck with Cerberus Capital that was completed last year.


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Fashion & Beauty

On the red carpet: Jessica Chastain, Laura Bailey, Emilia Clarke, Olivia Cooke

Food & Drink

VIDEO: Bake heart-shaped treats with Julia FinkeBy Pam Ryan

Diet & Fitness

20 tips on how to get fit and look youngerBy Peta Bee

Home & Interiors

Catalogue king Argos brings sense of style to home rangeBy Kya deLongchamps


Great taste destinations across the worldBy Tony Clayton-Lea

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Once comes home to Dublin


Up close with humpback whalesRichard Collins