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Chinese workers assembling a cheaper local alternative to the Apple Watch in a factory producing thousands every day in Shenzhen, in southern China’s Guangdong province. Photograph:  Getty Images

Apple has warned that proposed tariffs on imports of iPhones and its other flagship products from China to the United States would “tilt the playing f(...)

Shane O’Connor, who is originally from Spancilhill, Co Clare, lives in Munich and works for an environmental and food science company

Working Abroad Q&A: Shane O’Connor from Spancilhill, Co Clare, now lives in Munich, where he works for an environmental and food science com(...)

Nissan is part of an alliance with Renault, Mitsubishi and Waymo on driverless cars.  Photograph: Aly Song/File Photo/Reuters

Waymo agreed to explore driverless services with Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, pairing a leader in self-driving technology with the world’s largest (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping (second left) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right)  with their entourages during a meeting in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang. Photograph: CCTV/AFP/Getty Images

The world hopes North Korea and the US can talk to each other and for those talks to be successful, Chinese president Xi Jinping told North Korean le(...)

US assistant attorney general John Demers pictured in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The US government remains uncertain as to whether Europe will back its ban on Huawei, a leading official at the US department of justice has said. Sp(...)

Prof Damien McLoughlin of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. ‘We hold our alumni very close,’ he says. ‘This is not something you normally find outside of the US. Our alumni work with us to decide what is required for students in future.’

Representatives of some of the world’s top business schools – along with leading global companies such as EY, Google, Facebook and Salesforce – gather(...)

Right, Gen Douglas MacArthur, commander in chief visits  the front in Korea. Photograph: Bettmann Archive

Six years after US Democrats used atomic force to end the second World War, it was permissible, even normal, to question their firmness abroad. Dougl(...)

“If Brexit ever happens, it will leave Ireland as the European Union’s only officially English-speaking country. Or maybe not.” iStock

When my local supermarket changed ATMs recently, the new machine featured an interesting reflection of the modern Irish economy. Among the six languag(...)

An estimated 188 million parents worldwide say their children are unvaccinated. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Trust in vaccines – one of the world’s most effective and widely-used medical products – is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones w(...)

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive: has apologised for proposing legislation to allow extraditions to mainland China. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/New York Times

Following a heady few weeks in Hong Kong where millions of protesters forced the government into a dramatic U-turn, eyes are now on Beijing as people (...)

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