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DHL has placed an order with Boeing for 14 freighters. Photograph: iStock

Boeing kick-started a contest for tens of billions of dollars of orders at the Farnborough Airshow on Monday, with a $4.7 billion (€4.01 billion) deal(...)

German novelist and poet Herta Müller reads some of Liu Xiaobo’s poems at  a memorial service for the late Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate in Gethsemane Church in Berlin on Friday. Photograph: Jens Schlueter/EPA

Nearly 1,000 human rights supporters, exiled dissidents and friends of Liu Xiaobo attended Berlin’s Gethsemane Church for a calm but defiant ceremony (...)

Asian stocks wobbled on Friday, as Washington slapped tariffs on Chinese imports, a move many investors fear could be the start of a full-scale trade (...)

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Xilinx Ireland took the honours at the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards for its software-defined microchip technology to address the emerging cos(...)

 Samson ‘Sam’ Mann (56) will be ordained a Spiritan priest – the first ordination for the Irish province of the Spiritans in 17 years, on Sunday, July 1st. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

In Westport, Co Mayo last Monday the Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary ordained Fr John Regan, a member of the Pallottine congregation. “John assumes t(...)

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European shares advanced and US equity futures drifted with Asian stocks as investors hit pause on a selloff triggered by worries over growing threats(...)

Pop in to a pop-up: catch some great places to eat before they disappear

It’s been a pop-up summer, here one minute gone the next, so we thought we’d round up the best temporary places to eat. These are our pick of the week(...)

The  Philippine  navy  simulating a rescue  during a navy anniversary celebration in Manila. President Rodrigo  Duterte has said he would go to war over his country’s rights to resources in the South China Sea  area. Photograph: EPA

China has urged the US to stop “causing trouble” in disputed territories in the South China Sea after US warships sailed near the Paracel Islands clai(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and Bord Bia chief executive Tara McCarthy at the launch of the report.

Half of the growth in the Republic’s agrifood export volumes last year came from markets outside of Europe, led by a sixfold increase in exports to Ch(...)

Children performing a kung fu fan dance while carrying plastic eggs during an “egg protection” activity to help pupils understand motherhood in Guilin, Guangxi province. Photograph:  Stringer/Reuters

Reports that China is planning to scrap limits on the number of children families are permitted to have has prompted an underwhelming response among m(...)

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