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Intel headquarters in Leixlip, Co Kildare: First established  in 1989, it is now one of its eight chip-fabrication sites worldwide. Intel has thrived in part due to the mantra of “only the paranoid survive”. Photograph: James Forde

If you’ve owned a PC sometime over the last 30 years, you will be familiar with the blue and silver “Intel Inside” sticker. Even if you have not, you (...)

US president-elect Joe Biden speaks  in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

The president of the US does a lot to set the tone of global politics. The themes and language used by the occupant of the Oval Office are usually swi(...)

Apple said it had stopped giving ‘new business’ to Pegatron, its second-largest iPhone assembler after Foxconn. Photograph: Getty Images

Apple has reprimanded one of its largest manufacturers after a Financial Times investigation found that thousands of student interns had worked overti(...)

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 (...)

“Ninety-nine point nine per cent of the parts I replace are made in China or Mexico or Taiwan,” says Greg Houghland. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Smoke from burning petroleum and dust rise high into the still air as the deafening sound of drag racing cars reverberates into the Indiana night. De(...)

The furore facing the South Korean technology group Samsung came after BTS band member Kim Nam-joon, known as RM, commented on the 70th anniversary of the Korean war. Photograph: EPA

Samsung has withdrawn products branded with K-pop superstars BTS from online platforms in China after a band member’s comments on the Korean war spark(...)

10-10-20: a set of numerals sure to resonate with Irish people of a certain age,  thanks to years of exposure to farming advertisements eulogising that formula of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash, the soil-nutrient “Big Three”.

Saturday is National Fertiliser Day, a holiday you may not have heard about before, which is understandable, because I just made it up. At any rate (...)

Police detain people in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photograph:  Dale De La Rey/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong police have been strongly criticised over the rough arrest of a 12-year-old girl whose family says was caught in a protest crowd while out b(...)

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi earned a rebuke from German foreign minister Heiko Maas (right) over threatening comments made to Czech senate speaker Milos Vystrcil.  Photograph:  Michael Sohn/ Pool/AFP via Getty Images

It was, as the politburo might put it, a charm offensive with Chinese characteristics. The five-country trip to Europe by China’s foreign minister Wan(...)

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Asian stocks edged higher on Tuesday after strong readings on China’s vast manufacturing sector offset the weak lead from a softer Wall Street session(...)

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