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China struggles to understand why the UK would want to leave the EU, said Michael D’Arcy, Ireland’s minister of state at the department of finance, during a visit to China where he attended the Hong Kong Asian Financial Forum. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Brexit and the US-China trade spat are key issues for Chinese companies when talking about Ireland, and firms struggle to understand why Britain is ch(...)

Nan Wu received a suspended prison sentence after  pleading guilty to controlling and directing the actions of prostitution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A woman running massage parlours in Dublin who told gardaí she thought the offering of “manual relief” was legal has received a suspended prison sente(...)

Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg appears in court for a retrial of his drug smuggling case in Dalian, Liaoning province on Monday. Photograph: Intermediate People’s Court of Dalian/Handout via Reuters

A Canadian man sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling will appeal the verdict, his lawyer said on Tuesday, arguing that the court should not h(...)

Apple’s recent woes  have prompted many apocalyptic headlines lately. Photograph: Jason Lee/File Photo

Apple’s recent woes – prior to last week’s rebound, the stock had fallen almost 40 per cent over three months, losing some $450 billion (€390 billion)(...)

Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg attends his retrial at the Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in Dalian, northeast China, on Monday. Photograph: CCTV via AP

A Canadian citizen convicted of drug smuggling in China has been sentenced to death by a Chinese court in the north-eastern port city of Dalian, overt(...)

Car sales in China declined last year for the first time since 1990, official figures showed on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

China reported a sharp drop in exports for December, sending stock markets across Asia lower, as a global slowdown and a punishing trade war with the (...)

Roma, one of Netflix’s original movies, is now considered an Oscar favourite having taken best director and foreign language motion picture at the Globes. Photograph:   Carlos Somonte

MONDAY Results: Citigroup. Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Dec); Euro zone industrial production (Nov); US imports and exports (Nov), constructi(...)

A  US soldier sits in the rear of Chinook helicopter while flying over Kabul. Photograph: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

He won the US presidential election on an anti-interventionist platform, promising to extricate the US military from “dumb wars” in the Middle East. (...)

An artist impression of the rover for China’s Chang’e-4 lunar probe.

China has broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the far side of the moon, in what its space programme hailed as another triumph for the (...)

Compared with a year earlier, Britain’s economy was 1.4 per cent larger. Photograph: iStock

Britain’s economy grew at its weakest pace in half a year in the three months to November as factories suffered from tough global trade conditions and(...)

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