Pokemon are go

Japan is never boring and always bemusing. If you are planning a visit to Japan, or are there already for the Rugby World Cup, here are my top tips on(...)

Pictured at the Irish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s  annual Hiroshima Day commemoration at Merrion Square, Dublin were anti-war protesters and retired US servicemen Tarak Kauff and  Ken Mayers. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

US President Donald Trump’s “passive encouragement of violence is insidious and is eating away at the fabric of decency throughout the world,” the ann(...)

“Annoyed but calm, the plant’s deputy chief Anatoly Dyatlov (Paul Ritter) orders that water be used to quench the reactor core. The problem, as his subordinates try to explain, is that there is no reactor core. It has exploded.”

One of the most sinister sights in Chernobyl (Sky Atlantic, Tuesday, 9pm), a new five-part miniseries about the 1986 nuclear disaster, is unsettlingly(...)

A new mission hopes  to one day form the basis for a contingency plan to save humanity from the fate of the dinosaurs.  File photograph: Getty Images

A select group of scientists, astronomers and engineers have been meeting in Laurel County, Maryland, weekly to plan an unprecedented space mission. T(...)

A protest at the   Kleine Brogel nuclear base in Belgium in 2006. Photograph:  Yorick Jansens/AFP/Getty Images)

Three Green MEPs were arrested by police in Belgium on Wednesday morning following a protest on a US air base against nuclear weapons. Molly Scott Ca(...)

Top of the list: Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa. His Rashomon came in at No. 4

Over the last few years, BBC Culture has been asking the world’s critics – including this writer and my colleague Tara Brady – to vote for their 100 f(...)

Takashi Miyazaki at his  Ichigo Ichie restaurant in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

“You’re a legend, boy !” That’s how Michelin award-winning chef Takashi Miyazaki was greeted by one of the stallholders in Cork’s English Market when (...)

America’s failure to repent the use of the atomic bomb contributed to “the ending of the western Christian civilisation”, says Desmond Fennell. Photograph: US Defense Department/Reuters

What constitutes western civilisation has always been contested. When historian Kenneth Clark was commissioned for the BBC’s famous series on the topi(...)

High waves triggered by Typhoon Jebi are seen at a fishing port in Aki, Kochi Prefecture, western Japan. Photograph: Reuters

Japan issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and cancelled hundreds of flights as Typhoon Jebi sliced across the west on Tuesday,(...)

The Government is committed to early ratification, and, despite Brexit consuming so much of the department’s time and resources, negatively, I hope in a very positive way this treaty can be ratified by Ireland before the end of the year.’ File photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times: ‘

It would be illegal for most American military flights to pass through Shannon airport under a new international nuclear weapons treaty which the Gove(...)

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