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Senator Grace O’Sullivan (Green Party), who introduced a Bill in Seanad two years ago proposing a ban on microplastics in Ireland, said the study illustrated the scale of the plastics problem. Photograph: Getty Images

Microplastics have been found in human stools for the first time, suggesting the tiny particles may be widespread in food. Responding to the findings(...)

 President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House after arriving on Marine One in Washington, DC on Tuesday morning.  Photograph: Tasos Katopodis/Bloomberg

The US will outspend any other country  in building up its nuclear arsenal, President Donald Trump has  said, in a fresh chal(...)

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A sell-off in global equities resumed in Asia and US and European futures slid as Chinese shares snapped a two-day rally. The dollar traded around the(...)

Cameron Poetzscher: resigned after a report on allegations of sexual misconduct. File photograph: Twitter

Cameron Poetzscher, who oversaw a string of high-profile deals at Uber Technologies Inc, has resigned, weeks after a report on allegations of sexual m(...)

BrainWaveBank headset: the device’s sensors collect cognitive data while users play games on a smartphone

Aalto Bio Reagents Aalto Bio Reagents is an Irish company playing a global role in tackling serious tropical viruses such as Zika, dengue and yellow (...)

 Chinese premier Li Keqiang, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe and German chancellor Angela Merkel, who delivered a blistering critique on Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ vision.   Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Fifty one EU and Asian leaders on Friday sent out a defiant alternative vision championing global co-operation and commitment to common international (...)

The rolling crisis of climate change was underscored by recent and disturbing data from the intergovernmental panel on the problem. File photograph: Getty Images

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) compiled by the world’s leading climate scientists has warned there is onl(...)

Aalto Bio Reagents CEO Philip Noone. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Aalto Bio Reagents is an Irish company playing a global role in tackling serious tropical viruses such as Zika, dengue and yellow fever. Founded in 1(...)

Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/File Photo/Reuters

Danone said sales growth slowed sharply in the third quarter, reflecting falling sales of its infant formula products in China due to challenging year(...)

British American Tobacco  says that revenue from alternatives to cigarettes will miss its £1 billion target by about £100 million. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

British American Tobacco said revenue from smoking alternatives will fall short of expectations this year, but earnings growth should beat its target (...)

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