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A Japanese  coast guard’s vessel and a US military aircraft  searching  for the Japanese air force F-35 stealth fighter that  crashed into the sea off  northern Japan. Photograph: Kyodo News via AP

Japan has dispatched its most advanced ocean research vessel to join the search for its missing F-35 stealth fighter as it scrambles to recover the ul(...)

A gas flare on an oil production platform beside a national flag in Iran: exports have fallen to a million barrels per day. Photograph: Raheb Homavandi

Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi expect to benefit from the Trump administration’s decision to end waivers that permit key consumers – among them India, Chi(...)

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studios. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

Irish-headquartered video gaming group Keywords Studios has expanded into Japan with the acquisition of games development company Wizcorp for 120 mill(...)

The historic advertising site at Piccadilly Circus displays a test screen in October 2017 shortly before its relaunch. Photograph: Alberto Pezzali/Getty Images.

How do out-of-home advertisers lure our eyes to their posters, panels and billboards? In the age of mobile addiction, the answer is with difficulty. (...)

An oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf. Photograph: Raheb Homavandi/File Photo/Reuters

Crude oil jumped almost 3 per cent on Monday after the United States said it would tighten a clamp-down on Iranian oil exports in May, while US equiti(...)

Munster’s Niall Scannell takes on Edinburgh’s WP Nel during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter final at Murrayfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Champions Cup semi-finals: Saracens v Munster Kick off: 3pm, Saturday. Venue: Ricoh Arena. How to follow: The Irish Times li(...)

Joyce Russell: lifelong gardening passion began in her childhood in the Yorkshire dales. Photograph: Ben Russell

If there’s one lesson that gardening teaches – and in truth it teaches many – it’s that none of us comes into this world a great gardener; instead we (...)

 The North’s official Korean Central News Agency did not specify what type of weapon was involved in the test. File Photograph: KCNA/EPA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will travel to Russia this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Thursday, announcing th(...)

 A paper from the San Francisco Fed last year found that yield curve inversions are the most reliable predictor of recession risk. Photograph: iStock

US stocks are near all-time highs after enjoying a very strong start to 2019 but worries regarding a looming recession continue to linger. The chief c(...)

Scottish constitutional relations secretary Mike Russellhas pleaded with Theresa May to open talks with Cardiff and Holyrood. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Theresa May is facing calls to open up talks about leaving the European Union to ministers from Holyrood and Cardiff in a bid to help break the Brexit(...)

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