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The stricken   Fukushima  nuclear power plant in  2011. The accident at the   plant was unleashed by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Photograph:  Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

Just two years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, was gamely trying to make a virtue out of a catastrophic liab(...)

Chinese  president Xi Jinping during a visit to Huawei Technologies: Beijing’s leadership is driving national policies to build globally competitive companies but there is   no such vision  among   European leaders. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg/Getty

My first job, after leaving University, was as a junior official in the European Commission in Brussels. It was 1983, and I joined the task force of t(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe and  British counterpart Theresa May at Akasaka Palace state guest house in Tokyo on Thursday. Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi/Reuters

Britain and Japan said on Thursday they would co-operate in countering the threat posed by North Korea, two days after it fired a missile over norther(...)

Your first pressing decision will be: curved or flat screen? Curved screens look cool but are way more expensive.

The only thing you can be certain of when handing over an unconscionable amount of money for a new TV set is that you won’t understand a single word b(...)

A family outside their house in Sunderland, where Brexit was heavily backed, on June 26th, days after the referendum. Photograph: Adam Ferguson/The New York Times

Sunderland was once called “the largest shipbuilding town in the world”. When, in 1929, the future King George VI opened the squat metal arch bridge t(...)

The internet of things could become the internet of lawsuits, according to industry experts.

The internet of things (IoT) looks increasingly as if it will be an internet of lawsuits, where determining liability will pose a challenge for lawye(...)