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US stocks advanced on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq jumping more than 3 per cent to recoup its losses from the previous session, as US bond yields retreated and investors picked up battered technology stocks.

European stocks ended Tuesday decidedly higher after extending gains from their best session in four months a day earlier, as a rise in shares of oil (...)

Ireland meet Slovakia in Bratislava on Thursday evening. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When the European Championships began 60 years ago the organisers faced one early problem. Seventeen countries entered, a mathematically challenging n(...)

Medical workers collect samples from a man at a makeshift testing site for Covid-19 at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong’s attempt to launch mass testing for coronavirus has morphed into a public vote on the government’s legitimacy after opposition politicians (...)

Universal Pictures’ deal with Odeon cinemas owner AMC will see big movies available for home audiences much sooner than they have been in the past. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP

The antagonist in this entertainment industry kerfuffle is – or was – Universal Pictures and NBCUniversal chief executive Jeff Shell. The party taking(...)

People wearing face masks walk in Sanlitun in Beijing, China, on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

The World Health Organisation reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Friday, with the total rising by 292,527. The biggest increas(...)

Penny Pu, the founder of the Chinese cultural association at the Smithfield fruit and vegetable market where the group is holding an event to mark the Chinese new year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

On Penny Pu’s second afternoon in her new Irish home she received some unexpected visitors at the door. The young Chinese student had just arrived hom(...)

 Chris Hughton is seen at the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier this month. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

West Ham have started to identify potential replacements for Manuel Pellegrini, who is fighting to save his job after his struggling side’s 3-2 defeat(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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