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Bluthner boudoir piano at Adams

Anyone passing the window of Adams auctioneers in Blackrock village recently may have been admiring the very smart boudoir grand piano which is to be (...)

Dublin’s ranking puts it behind London, in third place, and Paris in 12th place. Berlin and Barcelona also rank higher than the Irish capital. New York topped the list, with the US’s Bay Area in second.

Dublin has ranked 34th on a list of 50 global cities based on their ability to attract women entrepreneurs. The ranking was carried out by research (...)

The European commission proposed a 3 per cent tax on revenues in March from Apple, Facebook, Google and other companies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Austria is stepping up plans for an EU-wide digital tax on big tech companies such as Apple and Google, despite opposition from within the bloc. Hart(...)

German novelist and poet Herta Müller reads some of Liu Xiaobo’s poems at  a memorial service for the late Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate in Gethsemane Church in Berlin on Friday. Photograph: Jens Schlueter/EPA

Nearly 1,000 human rights supporters, exiled dissidents and friends of Liu Xiaobo attended Berlin’s Gethsemane Church for a calm but defiant ceremony (...)

Eritrea’s president Isaias Afwerki  walks with prime minister of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed upon his arrival at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Eritrea’s president has arrived in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals. “This is (...)

US president Donald Trump and secretary of state Mike Pompeo, on his left, attend a meeting with Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg (unseen) in Brussels ahead of the Nato summit. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

US president Donald Trump launched a sharp public attack on Germany on Wednesday for supporting a Baltic Sea gas pipeline deal with Russia, saying Ber(...)

A 2002 photo of late Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo and his wife Liu Xia in Beijing. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Liu Xia, the widow of the late human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, has been released after eight years under house arrest(...)

German interior minister and leader of the CSU, Horst Seehofer. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel has called into line her rebellious interior minister over an unco-ordinated intervention in the European Commission’s(...)

 German border police check cars at the control station Schwarzbach on the motorway between Salzburg and Munich. Photograph: EPA/Kerstin Joensson

Exactly 80 years ago this week, delegates from 32 nations met in the French resort of Evian to discuss the plight of German and Austrian Jews. The ind(...)

Irish sources expressed concern that Theresa  May’s anticipated move would be unacceptable to Brussels. Photograph: Sean Gallup/EPA

Theresa May has urged her cabinet to take “another step forward” towards a Brexit deal when they gather in Chequers today, as hardline backbenchers wa(...)

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