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Steam rising from the cooling towers of a coal-fired thermal power plant in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

The UN climate talks have received a much-needed injection as they enter their final hours, with an alliance of 27 countries promising to step up effo(...)

SBIR Ireland manager Marguerite Bourke

Flooding, illegal dumping, bathing-water quality, and increasing the number of cyclists on Dublin’s streets are some of the problems being addressed i(...)

Soldiers patrol near the Christmas market where, on Tuesday, a man shot 14 people, killing at least two people.  Photograph: homas Lohnes/Getty Images

The terrorist attack that left at least two people dead in Strasbourg on Tuesday night is a grim reminder of the high risk Europe continues to face fr(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel shakes hands with Britain’s prime minister Theresa May in Berlin on December 11th, 2018. Photograph: Odd Andersen

Jean-Claude Juncker started the day in Strasbourg telling MEPs there was “no room whatsoever for renegotiation” of the Brexit withdrawal treaty. “The (...)

Venn Life Sciences chief executive Tony Richardson. Venn has established full-service clinical research programmes and activities in 27 different countries

Clinical trials group Venn Life Sciences has signed a strategic collaboration with Open Orphan DAC as it seeks to increase its focus on rare diseases (...)

A Long March 3B rocket lifts off from the Xichang launch centre in Xichang in China’s southwestern Sichuan province early. Photograph: China OUTSTR/AFP/Getty Images

China has launched a daring space mission to boldly go where no one has gone before by landing a lunar probe on the dark side of the moon. A Long Mar(...)

Protesters wearing yellow vests take part in a demonstration below the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Numerous violent incidents broke out in Paris on Saturday during the fourth weekly demonstration by gilets jaunes protesters wearing yellow high visib(...)

Study of the Head of a Young Man: Rembrandt’s painting sold at Sotheby’s for £9.5 million; the estimate was £6 million. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty for Sotheby’s

He left no diaries or memoirs, and the majority of letters that exist from the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn were those pleading for patronage. From(...)

Environmental activists hold letters “Save the climate, save the people” in front of a  church in Imielin near Katowice, Poland, during the COP24 climate  conference. Photograph:  Agencja Gazeta/Grzegorz Celejewski

The pace of negotiations at the UN climate talks has quickened in advance of politicians returning to Katowice in Poland this weekend. An attempt to f(...)

Housing activists were removed from a Dublin city centre property that they had been occupying for  three weeks. Photograph: Jack Power/The Irish Times

The latest homeless figures show that almost 10,000 people are accessing State-funded emergency accommodation. While this number represents a slight d(...)

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