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Demonstrators use slingshots to fire projectiles towards riot police on Gloucester Road during a protest in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong, on Sunday. Photograph: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

As tear gas fogged the central streets of Hong Kong once more this weekend – and the city braces for a general strike on Monday – Beijing issued a war(...)

US secretary of defence Dr Mark Esper  and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo during a joint media conference for the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations  in Sydney, Australia, on Sunday. Photograph:   EPA/Bianca De Marchi

The US hopes to deploy new mid-range missiles in Asia in the near future, Washington’s defence secretary Mark Esper has said, as China and Russia blam(...)

Andrew Day of Keywords Studios: “Allow your business to fail and move on rather than clinging to a sinking ship.”

Andrew Day had a perhaps unusual route into the gaming industry. Having started his career at Rothmans, the British cigarette manufacturer, he went on(...)

Tourists examine sand sculptures in Dublin Castle in 2012. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As the prospect of a no-deal Brexit casts a cloud over the economy like a plume from Eyjafjallajökull, few economic sectors are as exposed as tourism.(...)

SafetyFreelancer founded Gavin Coyle: ‘Over the last few years we’d noticed employers struggling with the cost of new hires.’

The rise of the gig economy, an unfulfilled demand for health and safety professionals, and the burden employers face completing mounting health and s(...)

Gavin Brennan in Hanoi. He had a ball.

Gavin Brennan is a writer from Claremorris, Co Mayo. He has just returned to Ireland, having spent three years working and travelling around Asia, mos(...)

Lucas Bachmann (19), a 6th year student at Glenstal Abbey in Co Limerick, was one of 621 contestants from 112 countries who competed in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Bath, England.

A Co Limerick-based student has become only the second person to win a silver medal for Ireland at the world’s most prestigious second-level mathemati(...)

Diageo has been restructuring in recent years to improve performance and streamline its portfolio by selling non-core businesses and underperforming labels, while bulking up on newer, hipper brands. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Guinness-maker Diageo reported higher annual profit on Thursday, helped by growth across all its markets, an improved price mix and cost controls. Th(...)

A Chinese Xian H-6 jet bomber allegedly attempting to violate Japanese air space on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA/Japanese defence ministry

Russian and Chinese bombers have carried out the countries’ first joint long-range air patrol in Asia, spooking regional rivals and drawing warning sh(...)

Triona Mullane of mAdme Technologies.

Triona Mullane founded mAdme Technologies in 2013 to provide a customer experience platform for mobile operators around the world. Since then, she’s(...)

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