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Niviaq Korneillson: glimpses of interesting wordplay in the native language

Irish fans of Danish TV dramas such as Borgen and The Killing will have encountered Greenland through the lens of Danish screenwriters eager to bring (...)

It’s alright for our American friends to have a zero-tolerance approach to smoking but here in the land of passive-aggressive, round-about communication – “God you’re gas! still smoking!” – it’s less straightforward. Photograph: Getty Images

On a recent trip to Germany, I was surprised at the prevalence of smoking. Everyone was smoking, everywhere, all the time, or so it seemed. Actually, (...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire proposed a compromise to secure agreement for an EU-wide digital sales tax. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s finance minister, Olaf Scholz, had long conveyed reservations about the European Commission’s proposed directive for a digital sales tax (DS(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill included four new players in the 36-man squad he announced. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Four new players are included in Martin O’Neill’s extended squad with young Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher as well defender Jimmy Dunne, midfi(...)

The change follows a scandal that involved €200 billion in payments through Danske’s Estonian branch between 2007 and 2015

Danske Bank’s largest shareholder, the Maersk family, has ousted the lender’s chairman after a money laundering scandal that has also forced out its c(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin (right) greets the party’s spokesperson on health Alan Kelly at the party conference in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Labour leader Brendan Howlin has asked party supporters to give their next preferences after Labour candidates to the Green Party and Social Democrats(...)

 Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei greeting the crowd during a meeting with Iranian students in Tehran, Iran, today. Behind him is a portrait of his predecessor,  Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of Iran as an Islamic Republic. Khamenei has held the position of supreme leader for almost 30 years. Photograph: Handout/EPA

Iran’s top leader said on Saturday that US president Donald Trump’s policies face opposition across the world as Washington prepared to reimpose sanct(...)

According to Danske bank’s updated factbook, it lost about 8,000 customers in Denmark last quarter, as Danes learned the full scope of the laundering scandal

Danske Bank’s interim chief executive said that it was too early to assess what damage Denmark’s largest lender had sustained from a €200 billion mone(...)

The report takes into account trading regulations, property rights, contract enforcement, investment laws and the availability of credit

New Zealand is the easiest country in which to do business, according to the latest World Bank report, which ranks 190 economies, taking into account (...)

March of time: winter and summer clock changing may soon be a thing of the past.

Did you enjoy that extra hour of sleep as the clocks went back this morning? Savour that moment because this may well be the very last time this parti(...)

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