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Asian stocks plunged on Tuesday following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the US central bank. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Asian stocks plunged on Tuesday following heavy Wall Street losses triggered by US President Donald Trump’s criticism of the US central bank. Japan’s(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

As investors flocked to the safety of government bonds, the 10-year US Treasuries yield fell below its May 29th low. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Asian shares slid on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve raised rates, as expected, and kept most of its guidance for additional hikes next two year(...)

Late Afternoon, written and directed by Louise Bagnell, was made by the Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon

Irish animated short film Late Afternoon has been shortlisted for an Academy Award. The film, written and directed by Louise Bagnell, was made by the (...)

“Any world leaders who thought they could hit the snooze button have been given a final wake-up call.” Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

Increasing coal, oil and gas use are pushing global carbon emissions to an all-time high, climate scientists have told the UN climate talks in Katowic(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: agreed he  would become the first North Korean leader to visit Seoul before 2018 was out. Photograph:  KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may still make a historic first visit to Seoul this year but only if stalled denuclearisation talks with the US resume(...)

One possible pitfall for Ireland is that South Korea may also want its citizens to be included in the visa scheme which is currently only available to Australia.

A possible Senate vote on a proposal to extend the E3 visa scheme to Irish citizens is likely to be delayed, as the US Capitol focuses on memorials fo(...)

Ukrainian ships detained in Kerch Strait on Sunday are seen at a dock  in this still image from video released by the Russian Federal Security Service.

US president Donald Trump has suggested he may cancel his planned meeting with Vladimir Putin over Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian naval ships las(...)

Fortnite: the largest Fortnite tournament in Europe will take place at the Dublin Games Festival this weekend at the RDS

You might have missed the news but, earlier this month, South Korea became World Cup holders for the third time in a row. China took home the second-p(...)

 Alexander  Prokopchuk, a general in the Russian Interior Ministry who serves as an Interpol vice president, was edged out of the top post following US, British and EU lobbying. Photograph: Russian Interior Ministry/Handout via Reuters

South Korea’s Kim Jong Yang has been elected as Interpol’s next president, edging out a veteran of Russia’s security services who was strongly opposed(...)

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