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Micheál Martin set out various ways in which Ireland hopes to build a presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

Ireland’s membership of the UN Security Council should help it strengthen relationships in the Asia-Pacific region where it hopes to reach €100 billio(...)

A resident sits outside destroyed houses after Typhoon Vamco hit on Saturday in Rodriguez, Rizal province, Philippines. Photograph:  Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

The death toll from the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines this year has climbed to 67, while many areas remained submerged in a northern region(...)

 Residents carry their belongings as they wade through muddy floodwater that submerged a village after Typhoon Vamco hit on Saturday  in Rodriguez, Rizal province, Philippines. Photograph:  Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

Vietnam was bracing for Typhoon Vamco to make landfall in the country’s central coast early on Sunday, as the death toll in the Philippines rose to 53(...)

Strap in: Josh Giegel and Sara Luchian, Virgin Hyperloop executives, become the first passengers to travel on the futuristic high-speed ground transport. Photograph: Virgin Hyperloop/PA

Image of the week: Hyperloop express Taking a provisional silver medal for breakthrough of the week, Virgin Hyperloop spent its Sunday sending its fi(...)

A man reads a local newspaper showing a photograph of newly elected US president Joe Biden, in Kabul, on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

World leaders welcomed Joe Biden’s election as US president as a chance to enhance co-operation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and other (...)

 A Filipino villager  wades along a flooded road in the typhoon-hit town of Nabua, Camarines Sur, Philippines, on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

A super typhoon weakened after barrelling through the southern part of the Philippines’ main island of Luzon on Sunday, with officials reporting at le(...)

German authorities say missing Wirecard executive Jan Marsalek, who vanished just as the digital payments company collapsed, may be an informer for Austria’s intelligence agency. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

German authorities say a missing Wirecard manager, who vanished just as the digital payments company collapsed, may be an informer for Austria’s intel(...)

Judge Pauline Codd said that in view of Otto’s previous good character and the difficulties she has faced in her life, she did not think it was appropriate to impose a custodial sentence. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A woman who poured boiling water over a man’s face in a casino has received a fully suspended sentence. Samantha Otto (58) committed the “utterly unp(...)

File photograph of an undocumented migrant in front of the mural at the Migrant Rights Centre. Photograph: Sara Freund / The Irish Times

More than a quarter of undocumented migrants working in Ireland earn below the minimum wage while nearly half are working more than 40 hours a week, a(...)

People drink outside a bar in the French capital, Paris, on Saturday. Bars in the  French capital are to close next week. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty

All bars in Paris are to close from Tuesday after the French capital was put on maximum sanitary alert in its continuing bid to curb Covid-19, accordi(...)

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