The vessel is a floating nuclear reactor, a portable power plant designed to supply electricity to areas disconnected from the grid, with an eye on export opportunities in developing countries

On Friday, three tugs will tow the Akademik Lomonosov barge out of Murmansk to begin a 5,000km voyage to a remote port on the other side of Russia’s A(...)

Demi Isaac Oviawe in a promotional shot for RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars.

Young Offenders actor Demi Isaac Oviawe was among those celebrating after receiving her Leaving Cert results on Tuesday. The 18-year-old from Mallow (...)

Police officers detain opposition politician, would-be candidate Lyubov Sobol  in  Moscow. Photograph:  Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Protesters once again took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday, decrying the exclusion of some independent and opposition candidates for upcoming cit(...)

Chateau d’Estoublon in Provence, France. The property is included in Airbnb’s new platform. Photograph: Airbnb

When Airbnb launched in 2008, the tech startup offered cash-strapped travellers cheap overnight stays on sofas and in spare bedrooms around the world.(...)

Leading Russian newspapers RBK, Kommersant and Vedomosti publish front pages in support of detained journalist Ivan Golunov. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Russia’s three top business dailies ran identical front pages on Monday, declaring “I am/We are Ivan Golunov” after an investigative reporter of that (...)

EPIC Ireland Museum in CHQ building. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish emigration museum EPIC has been voted Europe’s leading tourist attraction at a global travel industry award ceremony. The three-year-old pr(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin at a ceremony dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China, in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin/Sputnik

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping headed to Saint Petersburg on Thursday to attend an international economic forum where the Chinese leader was the guest (...)

A beluga whale  swims next to a fishing boat before Norwegian fishermen removed its tight harness. Photograph: Joergen Ree Wiig/Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries Sea Surveillance Unit via AP

Officials in Norway are investigating after a beluga whale was found wearing a tight harness, prompting speculation the animal may have escaped from a(...)

The English Ship ‘The Royal Sovereign’ with a royal yacht in a Light Air by William van de Veld the Younger. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Many readers will be familiar with the Irish seafarers who helped establish navies in the Americas in the 18th century: Admiral Brown in Argentina, Co(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin looks at a model of the Russian armed forces’ main cathedral in the military theme park, Patriot Park, on September 18th, 2018. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Getty

Vladimir Putin has dipped into his own pocket to pay for a religious icon to adorn a new Russian Christian Orthodox cathedral near Moscow dedicated to(...)

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