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Yan’an, in the Shanbei region of China’s Shaanxi province: “the dusty birthplace of an epochal story of social change, where an agrarian, inward-looking country evolved into the world’s second-biggest economy”. Photograph:  Getty Images

The sun is setting above Yan’an, where the 1949 revolution in China that swept the communists to power under the leadership of chairman Mao Zedong spr(...)

National Children’s Hospital at St James’s. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Rising costs left profits at National Children’s Hospital builder BAM Contractors trailing at €16 million last year, according to its latest figures. (...)

“We should work on the vision of one day creating a real European army”, said German chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament this week. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

‘We should work on the vision of one day creating a real European army,” said German chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament this week. “T(...)

Tullow said four new infill wells in Ghana are expected to be on line by early next year. That addition would boost gross production to around 180,000 barrels of oil per day. Photograph: iStock

Tullow Oil said it delivered “solid results” in the third quarter of the year despite ongoing volatility in oil prices. The exploration group said it (...)

White House deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel (right) is expected to be dismissed after clashing with Melania Trump. Photograph:  Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The future of several senior Trump administration officials remains in doubt after the office of the first lady said that the deputy national security(...)

Migrants in the Ganzour centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli in September. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

A young Eritrean man tried to take his own life in a Libyan migrant detention centre on Monday, three weeks after a Somali man died by suicide in the (...)

US first lady Melania Trump arrives to attend a commemoration ceremony for Armistice Day. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Pool Photo via AP

She bad-mouthed the US defence secretary. She was the hatchet woman for John Bolton, the famously combative national security adviser, and drove out s(...)

A black rhino in a holding pen in Zakouma National Park in Chad. Photograph: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images

Conservation groups have welcomed an apparent U-turn by China over the use of rhino and tiger products in traditional medicine. The government in Bei(...)

Pluralsight currently employs about 70 staff in its EMEA headquarters based in Dublin.

US technology learning company Pluralsight plans to increase its headcount in Dublin by up to 140 staff in the next year as it builds brand awareness (...)

US first lady Melania Trump and US president Donald Trump look on as  German chancellor Angela Merkel talks to French president Emmanuel Macron at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11, 2018. Photograph:  François Mori

This was the image that the world would remember, President Emmanuel Macron said: 84 heads of state and government and international organisations mar(...)

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