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Roe: her songs are anchored by a voice suitable for pop hooks

What: “Grumpy electro pop” Where: Derry Why: Róisín Donald has just turned drinking age but her list of musical accomplishments is already quite illus(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and Britain’s prime minister Theresa May hold a press conference at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, west of London,  on Thursday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has told Britain that its financial services sector cannot enjoy full access to Europe unless it accepts the jurisdic(...)

“A scourge for us is bogus self-employment and we are going to tackle that full on,” said the new Connect union. Photograph: iStock

A new 45,000-strong trade union for the construction, electrical and technical sectors has warned it will use its industrial muscle to tackle what it (...)

Anti-Brexit protesters  outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The British government does not expect to ratify an agreement to withdraw from the European Union until after parliament has voted on it, a Brexit min(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visiting the newly-renovated Pyongyang Teachers’ University in Pyongyang. Photograph: AFP/Korean Central News Agency via KNS

North and South Korea will march under a unified flag in the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month and field a joint women’s (...)

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The dollar fell to a three-year low against its peers on Wednesday, losing its earlier bounce as the euro edged back after shaking off a setback to C(...)

St Ives in Cornwall  St Ives in Cornwall

I have always been suspicious of people who, explaining why they live where they do, or – even worse – where they go on holiday, talk about the “quali(...)

 Dolores O’Riordan performing live at Dublin’s Castle on April 29th, 2000. File photograph: Ferran Paredes/Reuters

Even before she could talk, Dolores O’Riordan was singing. As a child she would regularly be propped up on a table at her Ballybricken, Co Limerick, h(...)

 Dolores O’Riordan performing live at Dublin’s Castle on April 29th, 2000. File photograph: Ferran Paredes/Reuters

Media outlets around the world were quick to offer reports, obituaries and fond reminiscences on the life of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan foll(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Donald Trump: phone call comes at a time when there are tentative signs of rapprochement between the two Koreas. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

President Xi Jinping has told his US counterpart Donald Trump the “hard-won” easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula must continue, and called for (...)

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