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The European Union has agreed to put an end to decades of over-fishing and rebuild dwindling stocks by 2020, as part of a deal to overhaul the union’s fisheries policy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed a deal reached by the EU that will put an end to decades of over-fishing and rebuild dwindling stoc(...)

Jeremy Renner (left) in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

What do the following couples have in common: The troubled young bartender from Leeds who shares a dingy flat and a dreadful history with her junk foo(...)

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development expects global economic growth to accelerate in 2014 with both the US and Japan continuing t(...)

Japan’s Nikkei index slid more than 3% on Monday, extending last week’s severe volatility and leading investors to worry that a bout of profit-taking had turned into lasting doubts about economic growth and appetite for risk

Japan’s effort to get its economy moving entered difficult terrain last week. Bond yields rose and stock prices fell. Some promptly declared “Abenomic(...)

An abandoned newborn baby boy is seen in a sewage pipe following his rescue, in this still image taken from video, in Jinhua city, Zhejiang province, at the weekend. Photograph: Reuters

The pipe was not big enough for the firefighter’s hand to pass through, and photographs show doctors and rescuers cutting carefully away at a piece of(...)

Global markets rallied today amid hopes of further economy-boosting moves by central banks and data showing US consumer confidence at a five-year high(...)

The European Union’s trade chief vowed to tax solar panels from China next month in the largest EU commercial dispute of its kind while urging Chinese(...)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has agreed to buy Bausch & Lomb from Warburg Pincus for $8.7 billion, a cash deal set to vault the Canadian company into t(...)

Australia’s foreign minister Bob Carr said the report theft of plans for the country’s spy headquarters by Chinese hackers would not damage Canberra’s ties with its biggest trade partner China. Photograph: Reuters.

Chinese hackers have reportedly stolen the blueprints of a new multi-million-dollar Australian spy headquarters as part of a growing wave of cyber att(...)

An abandoned newborn baby boy is seen in a sewage pipe following his rescue, in this still image taken from video, in Jinhua city, Zhejiang province. Photograph: Local Firefighter Handout via CCTV/Reuters TV

Firefighters in eastern China have rescued an abandoned newborn baby boy lodged in a sewage pipe directly beneath a toilet commode, state television r(...)

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