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  Toyota Ireland CEO Steve Tormey: “You don’t need to go full electric just yet. We can meet our 2021 emissions figures, that 95g/km average, easily with hybrid power.”

Toyota’s hybrid system, as the chief executive of Toyota Ireland puts it, “is an overnight success that’s taken 20 years”. Certainly, there seems to (...)

Venezuela’s general prosecutor, Tarek William Saab, speaks to reporters in Caracas on Tuesday. Photograph: Marco Bello/Getty Images

Venezuela’s government moved against self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaidó on Tuesday, seeking a travel ban and a freeze on his bank accounts(...)

Pawel Adamowicz, the 53-year-old mayor of Gdansk, Poland, who was loved by liberals and loathed by conservatives, died on Tuesday from stabbing injuries sustained at a charity concert two days earlier. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

On a sunny day in August 2010, Mayor Pawel Adamowicz beamed with pride as he renamed a room in Gdansk City Hall after Free State diplomat Seán Lester.(...)

Pastor and activist Evan Mawarire arrives to appear in court in Harare, Zimbabwe. He  faces charges of subverting a constitutionally elected government. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli

Hundreds of Zimbabweans arrested during anti-government protests were detained on Friday on public order charges, as the United Nations urged an end t(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May  won a confidence vote after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sterling hovered just off two-month highs against the euro and the dollar on Thursday as uncertainty crept back in a day after British Prime Minister (...)

A banner depicting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in Douma: Unless Syria recovers, millions of Syrian refugees will stay in host countries. Photograph: Marko Djurica

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have begun to normalise relations with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad with the aim of reducing Iran(...)

Congolese independent electoral commission officials count presidential ballots in Kinshasa. Photograph: Jerome Delay/AP Photo

Democratic Republic of Congo’s electoral commission accused the country’s Catholic Church on Friday of “preparing an insurrection” by saying it knows (...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has noted that Irish policy makers must ‘raise our voice in an appropriate way and at the right opportunities, so that our concerns are taken seriously and acted upon’  Photograph: Donall Farmer/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has expressed concern about the “considerable restrictions of fundamental freedoms” in Bahrain following th(...)

Anne Anderson, former Irish ambassador to the US.

Smurfit Kappa has appointed former Irish ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson, as an independent, non-executive director to its board with e(...)

The app model considerably simplifies the task for web developers since all the hardware characteristics of the consumer’s device are known in advance

Are apps antiquated? Isn’t it a pain to have to search for an app and then have to wait for it to download onto your device? Isn’t it frustrating to h(...)

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