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Citizen News chief editor Daisy Li  and chief writer Chris Yeung  attend a press conference at the company’s office in Hong Kong on Monday, after the news outlet announced its closure. Photograph:  Bertha Wang/AFP

Hong Kong’s free press is on the brink of extinction after the two largest remaining independent news websites in the Chinese territory announced they(...)

Bheadh an tsíocháin i réim i gCorcachiarraí...le cuanta a mheallfadh luamha an domhain mhóir isteach. Ghrianghraf: iStock
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Tá na comhráití fós ag dul ar aghaidh 100 bliain ó shin idir toscairí na hÉireann agus rialtas na Breataine Móire a thug an conradh réitigh dúinn, dá (...)

Wall Street indexes fell on Thursday as an unexpected rise in retail sales pointed to resilience in the economic recovery. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European stocks rose on Thursday as travel names broke a four-day losing streak after Ryanair lifted its long-term traffic forecast, offsetting concer(...)

Inclusion on the ‘white list’ means US residents may travel without restrictions across the bloc. File photograph: iStock

The European Union lifted travel restrictions for US residents, despite concerns over the spread of potentially dangerous coronavirus variants. EU go(...)

It is testimony to the enduring power of a 32-year-old memory of a brutally suppressed stand for human rights that Beijing feels the need to block any(...)

Iain Duncan Smith was among the individuals sanctioned by China. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA/File

China has imposed sanctions against UK politicians, lawyers and academics over criticism of its mass internment campaign in Xinjiang, the latest salvo(...)

Protesters in the  Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong in January 2020. Photograph: Kyle Lam/Bloomberg

Hong Kong’s government has announced electoral changes requiring office-holders to pledge and maintain an oath of loyalty to Hong Kong and Beijing, or(...)

Tse’s arrest by Dutch  national police took place without incident at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Photograph: Niels Wenstedt/BSR Agency/Getty Images

Dutch police have arrested the alleged leader of a large Asian drug syndicate who is listed as one of the world’s most-wanted fugitives and has been c(...)

Former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AFP via Getty Images

Beijing has imposed sanctions on several former Trump administration officials, including ex-US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, accusing them of havin(...)

Passengers wearing protective suits line up for their flight to China at Manila’s International Airport, Philippines, on Monday. Photograph AP

China reported more than 100 new Covid-19 cases for the sixth consecutive day, with rising infections in the northeast fuelling concerns of another na(...)

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