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The Long March 5B rocket, carrying China’s Tianhe space station core module, lifting off from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre in southern China’s Hainan province. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

China’s space agency said a core segment of its biggest rocket re-entered Earth’s atmosphere above the Maldives in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, most of(...)

A separate group advising the UN agency on vaccines said it was ‘very confident’  the Sinopharm vaccine protects people aged 18-59. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty

The World Health Organisation has given authorisation for emergency use of a Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s Sinopharm, potentially paving th(...)

Adidas said it now expects sales to grow at a high-teens percentage rate in 2021

German sportswear company Adidas raised its 2021 sales outlook on Friday, saying it expects strong demand for new products despite ongoing lockdowns (...)

French fishing vessels  protesting  outside the harbour at St Helier, Jersey. Photograph: Gary Grimshaw/Bailiwick Express/PA Wire

The maritime drama off Jersey kept Britain entertained on Thursday as each of the actors played the parts and recited the lines that have been crowd-p(...)

US president Joe Biden: Foreign affairs are where a president really is as powerful as the job’s outward grandeur suggests. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

It is the zebra-shirted guitarist in the background who completes the tableau. A video is doing the rounds that shows Donald Trump taking to post-pres(...)

A US military aircraft armed with cruise missiles. File photograph.  Photograph:  US Air Force/Getty

A US defence contractor has been fined $13 million (€10.8 million) for exporting sensitive military blueprints to Ireland and four other countries in (...)

The researchers warned Antarctica was a “wild card”, with uncertainty over the impact of rising temperatures on melting ice and increasing snowfall on the continent.  Photograph:   Dr Andrew Elvidge/University of East Anglia/PA

Limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees this century could halve sea-level rise caused by melting ice sheets and glaciers, scientists have found. The (...)

Rory McIlroy is looking to bounce back at the Wells Fargo Championship  after missing the cut at the Masters. Photograph:  Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy’s game currently might be a bit off-colour, coming into the Wells Fargo Championship on the back a missed cut at the US Masters and down (...)

Brexit could prompt wealthy Chinese citizens to invest up to €65 million extra in the Republic. Photograph: Greg Baker/AP Photo

Brexit could prompt wealthy Chinese citizens to invest up to €65 million extra in the Republic under the Government’s cash for visas scheme, experts c(...)

Shares in the Danish company soared as much as 7 per cent , and trade 5.6 per cent higher as of 12.03 pm in Copenhagen. Photograph: Diane Cusack

Pandora A/S, which makes more pieces of jewellery than any other company in the world, will no longer use mined diamonds, dropping another raw materia(...)

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