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The OECD said trade growth had slowed this year to around three per cent from five per cent in 2017 as tensions between the United States and its major trade partners weighed on confidence and investment. Photograph: ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images

Global economic growth has peaked out in the face of rising trade frictions and emerging market turbulence, the OECD said on Thursday, trimming its ea(...)

The Rocks of Bawn were famously unploughable. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As with the Cliffs of Dooneen, the whereabouts of the Rocks of Bawn are one of the great debating points of Irish balladry. They most often get attrib(...)

Any sale of Shire assets would only take place after Takeda’s takeover of the drugmaker is completed. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Takeda Pharmaceuticals is weighing the sale of a Shire eye care business once its $62 billion (€53.36 billion) purchase of the Irish-headquartered bio(...)

Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva waves from a window of the Metallurgical Union, in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo state, last April. Photograph: Miguel Schincariol/AFP/Getty Images

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has abandoned his legal efforts to force his way on to the ballot for Brazil’s presidential election next month after the co(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said her staff does not yet see “contagion” spreading to multiple countries beyond those currently fighting investor flight. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Christine Lagarde has warned that the escalating US-China trade war could deliver a “shock” to already struggling emerging markets, raising the prospe(...)

Supporters of former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva attend a vigil outside the Federal Police Superintendence in Curitiba, Brazil. Photograph: Rodolfo Buhrer/Reuters

On a cold winter’s evening most workers commuting out of São Paulo’s Faria Lima business district show no interest in the few canvassers trying to dru(...)

Paloma with Karin and Jorg Muller-Weiland and the couple’s two children Aoife and Reuben. Photograph: Karin Muller-Wieland.

A Co Galway family had a “wonderful reunion” with the Brazilian woman who was strip-searched and imprisoned overnight after trying to visit them last (...)

Native Korubo Isolado, from the Brazilian state of Acre, poses at the abandoned and crumbling Indian Museum complex, near the National Museum where  a fire caused an irreparable loss for the indigenous cultures, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Tuesday.  Photograph: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images

The fire that destroyed Brazil’s national museum just months after the institution celebrated its 200th anniversary is a tragedy whose impact has been(...)

Presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro carried on the shoulders of a supporter moments before being stabbed during a campaign rally in Juiz de Fora, Brazil on Thursday. Photograph: Antonio Scorza/Agencia O Globo via AP

The stabbing at a campaign rally of the far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential election will likely have serious if for now unpre(...)

Knife attack: Jair Bolsonaro grimaces after being stabbed in the stomach on Thursday. Photograph: Raysa Leite/AFP

The far-right candidate in Brazil’s presidential election, Jair Bolsonaro, remains in a “grave but stable” condition following his stabbing at a campa(...)

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