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EU driving and resting regulations have been relaxed for hauliers due to the shortage of drivers. File photograph: Getty

A total of 60 applications for work permits for lorry drivers from outside the European Union have been received since a quota was lifted in October t(...)

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Asia’s share markets turned negative on Tuesday as two-year US Treasury yields topped 1 per cent for the first time in almost two years with investors(...)

Shanghai: China’s economy rebounded in 2021 with its best growth in a decade, helped by robust exports, but there are signs that momentum is slowing on weakening consumption and a property downturn, pointing to the need for more policy support.

Growth in the world’s leading economies is expected to slow in the coming months as the initial bounce back from Covid-19 subsides, the Organisation f(...)

An explosive eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano, located in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga. Photograph: Rammb/EPA

The tsunami threat around the Pacific from a huge undersea volcanic eruption receded on Sunday but a massive ash cloud covering the tiny island nation(...)

Ash Barty: the tournament favourite is pleased with her preparation after winning last week’s Adelaide International – the 14th WTA title of her career. Photograph: Matt Turner/EPA

Ash Barty is in prime position to end Australia’s lengthy wait for a home winner at this year’s Australian Open but defending champion Naomi Osaka and(...)

A man walks past a television report showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test,  in Seoul on Friday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

North Korea fired at least two ballistic missiles on Friday, drawing both condemnation and an appeal for dialogue from a US administration that has im(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (right) speaking with military officials during an observation of a hypersonic missile test-fire. Photograph: Stricken VIA KNS/AFP via Getty Images

The Biden administration on Wednesday imposed its first sanctions over North Korea’s weapons programmes following a series of North Korean missile lau(...)

An Irish passport gives holders visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 187 countries. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland has been ranked joint 14th on a list of the most prized passports in the world because it offers visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 187 co(...)

North Korea appeared to test-fire a ballistic missile on Tuesday that may be more capable than the ‘hypersonic missile’ it launched less than a week earlier, South Korea’s military said. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service/AP

North Korea appeared to test-fire a ballistic missile on Tuesday that may be more capable than the “hypersonic missile” it launched less than a week e(...)

Statuettes at the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, USA, 09 January 2022. Photograph: EPA/Emma McIntyre

The winners of the 79th Golden Globes, presented in private by the controversy-stricken Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), have been revealed(...)

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