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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, appearing at a 2015 press conference, are  due to play a lucrative exhibition tennis match in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

It predates 2018, but one of the contenders for word of the year must be “sportswashing”. In three syllables, it encapsulates a global game fondly an(...)

Investigative journalists Barry McCaffrey (left) and Trevor Birney (right) outside Musgrave Street police station in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two investigative journalists who were on Friday arrested over the suspected theft of confidential documents relating to the Loughinisland massacre, w(...)

Little more than a decade ago, it would have been rare to hear about an Irish person moving to the Gulf States in the Middle East. But over the past f(...)

Not a real cat: robot cat Ballon at the Underground Maker Festival in Tokyo. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

In numbers: Pepperoni profit 8.2 million Number of pizzas sold by the chain Domino’s during the Fifa World Cup (despite the fact that the final was (...)

The Netflix empire: Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) takes tea in an image from the third season of royal drama ‘The Crown’, due in 2019.

What’s going on with Netflix? The streaming giant’s share price opened down more than 13 per cent on Wall Street today after it released a disappoint(...)

Kylian Mbappe celebrates France’s 1-0 win over Belgium. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty

When the final whistle came, the sheer joy of the celebrations came as a surprise. Kylian Mbappé was face down on the ground, Hugo Lloris racing up th(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday.  Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares dropped on Monday amid concerns about US trade policies and the stability of German chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government. (...)

The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, refurbished for the World Cup, is the biggest venue in the 2018 tournament, with a capacity of 81,000 people. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

As the Italian Conte Verde ocean liner set sail from Genoa to South America in 1930, this newspaper bore no mention of its departure or where it was g(...)

People take a picture front of a banner Zabivaka, the official mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, in Saransk on June 11th, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. Photograph: AFP PHOTO / Juan BARRETO /Getty Images

Residents in the well-heeled district of Eglinton Road in Donnybrook have taken issue with an €80 million plan for an apartment block on a site measur(...)

Preparations for the Fifa World Cup continue apace on the ground. Photograph: Reuters

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