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Map shows the location of a magnitude 8.2 earthquake that occurred at a depth of 10 km off Alaska on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Alaska and parts of western Canada braced for a possible tsunami on Tuesday after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck the Gulf of Alaska, sparking evacu(...)

The area surrounding Mt Kusatsu-Shirane (top left) in Tokyo, which erupted on Tuesday. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

One man was killed and at least 11 people injured, some critically, when rocks from an erupting volcano rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in (...)

Chef Paul Bocuse showing off his tattoo. Photograph: Paul Bocuse/Facebook

Kevin Thornton: I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Bocuse this week and the news has stirred many warm and vivid memories of my time (...)

The IMF said the global economy was witnessing “the broadest synchronised global growth upsurge since 2010”.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised its global growth outlook, citing better-than-expected trading conditions in the Europe and Asia and (...)

 New figures from Mercer show the combined pension deficits of Iseq listed companies more than halved to €1.1 billion during the course of 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller

Higher bond yields and bullish stock markets helped drive down pension deficits at Iseq-listed companies down by more than 50 per cent last year. Acc(...)

Guillaume Lebrun of Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud; French ambassador to Ireland Stephane Crouzat; Zoe Kavanagh, chief executive of the National Dairy Council; and Ross Lewis of Chapter One Restaurant

Vote and win There is still time to reward your favourite restaurant by casting your vote in the 10th annual Irish Restaurant Awards, which generated(...)

Winding down an hour before bed, sleeping in a cool bedroom and keeping a routine could help you get a good night's sleep

Evenings are something of a rush for Megan Hobbs. The 29-year-old solicitor doesn’t finish work until 6.30pm and it takes her 45 minutes to travel hom(...)

South Korean cyclists accompany the torch of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics through border checkpoints on Unification bridge near the military demarcation line in the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, South Korea, on January 19th, 2018. Photograph: Kim Hee-Chul

South Korea has said it will “work hard” to build on the momentum from inter-Korean talks ahead of the Winter Olympics to bring North Korea and the US(...)

Bitcoin blues: new  enforcement actions are the first by the CFTC since it allowed the launch of bitcoin futures in December. Photograph: Benoit Tessier

The US derivatives watchdog said on Friday it had filed charges against three separate virtual currency operators alleging the defendants had defraude(...)

A recent KPMG report on the potential benefits of solar energy in Ireland concluded that the industry could reasonably deploy over 3,750 MW of solar from now to 2030. Photograph: PA

Ireland’s fledgling solar power industry has received a major boost with the announcement that the State-owned Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF(...)

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