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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo  in Washington on Friday. North Korea’s vice-foreign minister has blamed top US officials including Mr Pompeo for the breakdown of last month’s summit  between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

North Korea is considering suspending talks with the United States and may rethink a ban on missile and nuclear tests unless Washington makes concessi(...)

Trinity College botanist Prof John Parnell with the stump of the Oregon Maple Tree which died last week in the college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Stress is the probable cause of death of the majestic 170-year-old Oregon Maple tree, which “catastrophically and unexpectedly” collapsed last Saturda(...)

Jon Rahm during the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. Photograph: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

In conquering the links and everybody else en route to claiming the DDF Irish Open at Portstewart last July, we got a glimpse of what Jon Rahm is all (...)

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in an attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease. (...)

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain, with a hole on its portside after a collision with an oil tanker, making its way to Changi naval base in Singapore on August 21st. The bodies of 10 sailors who died in the accident have been recovered. Photograph: Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images

Two deadly collisions between high-tech destroyers and easy-to-spot, slow-moving cargo ships in a little over two months have stunned many in the US n(...)

 North Korean   leader Kim Jong-un at a missile test centre in North Korea. Analysts say the pair of engines he is standing in front of could power an intercontinental ballistic missile. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/The New York Times

Three years ago, former US president Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea’s missi(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the test-fire of Pukguksong-2 on the spot. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Reuters

North Korea said on Monday it had successfully test-fired a new type of medium-to long-range ballistic missile the previous day, claiming advances in (...)

Berlin-based W2 Filmproduktion Vertriebs GmbH has sued producers Morgan O’Sullivan and James Flynn, claiming it has lost estimated revenues of €25 million in relation to activities of Irish-registered Octagon Films Ltd in which W2 owns 49 per cent of the shares.

The Commercial Court has refused to fast track a German film company’s case alleging two well-known Irish film producers have diverted funds out of a (...)

Ennis is a pretty town with lots of listed buildings, independent shopping and a thriving arts and music scene. The statue of Daniel O’Connell on a pi(...)

 Ferrari 355 S Scaglietti racing car: sold at auction in Paris in February, the 355 S had been raced by none other than Stirling Moss

Just a year ago, it seemed that old cars had joined old paintings and old wine as the safe bet for investment cash, assuming you had any. While the h(...)