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Torn African National Congress  election poster bearing the face of ANC president Jacob Zuma. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook

Members of the African National Congress’s top decision-making body remained locked in a meeting on Monday night convened to resolve the political fut(...)

President Jacob Zuma leaves Tuynhuys, the office of the presidency in Cape Town, SA, February 7, 2018. Photograph: Reuters/Sumaya Hisham

A meeting of African National Congress leaders on Monday will finalise the ruling party’s exit talks with South African president Jacob Zuma, who stan(...)

Henry Bolton announcing his decision not to resign as Ukip leader in Folkestone on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Ukip leader Henry Bolton has refused to step down after the resignation of a number of senior party figures and a unanimous vote of no confidence in h(...)

Chinese  president Xi Jinping during a visit to Huawei Technologies: Beijing’s leadership is driving national policies to build globally competitive companies but there is   no such vision  among   European leaders. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg/Getty

My first job, after leaving University, was as a junior official in the European Commission in Brussels. It was 1983, and I joined the task force of t(...)

Christian Eriksen  celebrates after scoring in a friendly against Germany  in Brondby, Denmark, on June 6th, 2017. Photograph:  Getty Images

In February 2011, the advance billing for England’s friendly against Denmark in Copenhagen revolved around the full international debut of 19-year-old(...)

Japan’s defence ministry drill on deployment of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air guided interceptors: Japan is in a region with some of the world’s fastest-growing military budgets. Photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

Until a few years ago, the idea of an international arms fair in Japan would have struck many as ludicrous. Japanese troops have not fired a weapon in(...)

Jeremy Hicks, MD UK, Jaguar Land Rover, speaks in defence of diesel at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) International Automotive Summit conference  in London

Diesel cars are being unfairly painted as dangerous and deadly, according to the managing director of Jaguar Land Rover. Jeremy Hicks was responding t(...)

The largest mobile industry get-together on the calendar, the Mobile World Congress, has been increasing its clout every year since its more humble beginnings in 1987. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Monday Results: FBD Holdings, Associated British Foods (trading update), Hertz Global Holdings, Horizon Pharma, Trinity Mirror, UCP. Indicators: Ir(...)

A large number of Irish tech companies will be in attendance at next week’s event with Enterprise Ireland hosting a stand that will highlight 14 clients

Irish tech companies will be out in force next week at Mobile World Congress (MWC), the largest annual global gathering for the mobile industry. The (...)

Enda Kenny told the Dáil the rent control plan “is a focused, targeted strategy”.  Photograph: Getty Images

Government proposals to curb rents have been sharply criticised in the Dáil by Labour leader Brendan Howlin. He told Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Tuesday(...)

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