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United Airlines has taken delivery of its first 737 MAX 9 aircraft from the Boeing Delivery Centre in Seattle.

More than half a million passengers have connected with Jetblue and Aer Lingus in the United States and in Europe. In 2008, JetBlue and Aer Lingus se(...)

A photograph released by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea, in August 2017. Photograph:  Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

The mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed, research by Chinese geologists shows. It means that the site is unsafe for furt(...)

South Korean soldiers lock the entrance to a beach on Yeonpyeong island, near the ‘northern limit line’ sea boundary with North Korea on Tuesday. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

South Korean president Moon Jae-in will greet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday as the latter crosses a military demarcation line to enter the(...)

BMW iX3: stylistically, it’s much quieter looking than i-branded models, and is basically an X3 with a slightly tweaked bodykit and a blanked-off “kidney” grille at the front

This, the iX3 all-electric version of the X3 SUV, is BMW’s first electric car. Hang on, you might say, isn’t there are little thing called the i3 elec(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaking to an injured Chinese tourist at a hospital during a visit with Chinese ambassador to North Korea Li Jinjun (left), at an undisclosed location in North Korea. Photograph: AFP Photo/ KCNA via KNS

Kim Jong-un expressed his “bitter sorrow” over the deaths of dozens of Chinese tourists after their bus plunged off a bridge in North Korea. The sta(...)

“Over half of the water produced is used in our homes and businesses. The rest, 658m litres of water, is lost through leaking pipes every day”

Irish Water has rejected the concerns of hundreds of objectors to its plan to extract water from the river Shannon and pipe it to Dublin in a €1.3 bil(...)

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang answers questions about the in North Korea during a news conference in Beijing on Monday. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans have died in a bus crash in North Korea, China’s foreign ministry said on Monday, with two Chinese(...)

US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin: he  said he was “cautiously optimistic” about the chance of an agreement with Beijing

China’s commerce ministry has welcomed the possibility of a visit by US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin for trade talks in a sign that the two econo(...)

Co-artistic directors of Pan Pan Theatre Gavin Quinn and Aedín Cosgrove

When did you last cry? Aedín: You’re always crying. You were crying in the rehearsal room the other day. Gavin: No I wasn’t! Aedín: It was close. T(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping says he is personally opposed to life-long rule, in spite of recent removal of two-term limit. Photograph: Naohiko Hatta/AFP/Getty Images

Chinese president Xi Jinping has said that he is “personally opposed” to life-long rule, adding that foreign observers have “misinterpreted” a recent (...)

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