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The St Patrick’s Day Parade winds its way through Dublin city centre. File photograph: Eric Luke

While Ireland may be known for its “céad míle fáilte” it comes just 23rd in terms of friendliness according to a survey of expats. Ireland ranks 56t(...)

Korean People’s Army soldiers march through Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade  marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on Saturday. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea, a small and poor country facing far stronger adversaries and the perpetual threat of its own collapse, would not seem a likely state to d(...)

Foxconn: pulled off a $3.5 billion takeover of Japanese consumer electronics group Sharp last year. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Taiwan’s Foxconn has approached Apple about a potential joint bid for Toshiba’s flash memory business in what could be a $28 billion takeover battle. (...)

A Taiwanese man holds his dog during a gathering to demand establishment of a government department to protect dogs and cats from abuse. File photograph: Chiang Ying-ying/AP)

Taiwan’s legislature has outlawed the eating of dogs and cats, making the self-ruled island the first territory in Asia to ban the slaughter of both a(...)

US president Donald Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

If there was ever a striking illustration of the redemptive powers of confectionery, it is the way in which a slab of chocolate cake seems to have tra(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping in Helsinki on  Wednesday. “Xi is willing to take the risk over Trump’s unpredictability,” said analyst Steve Tsang. Photograph: Lehtikuva/Vesa Moilanen/via Reuters

Golf is unlikely to feature on the agenda when US president Donald Trump hosts his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago resort on Thursday(...)

 Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner during last month’s visit of German chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House. The couple are believed to be a calming presence on the president. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

When Chinese premier Xi Jinping visits his US counterpart Donald Trump at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida this week, he will have one mem(...)

US secretary of state  Rex Tillerson, left, shakes hands with China’s president Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on Sunday. Photograph: AP

Chinese president Xi Jinping said meetings in Beijing with US secretary of state Rex Tillerson had made “good progress” and heralded a “new era” of un(...)

 A  J-20 stealth fighter aircraft    at the military airbase in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan province. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

China has put into service its new generation J-20 stealth fighter, a warplane it hopes will narrow the military gap with the United States, as senior(...)

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi attends a press conference at China’s annual parliament, the National People’s Congress. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

China sought to boost its credentials as a regional peacemaker when foreign minister Wang Yi called on North Korea to stop missile tests in exchange f(...)

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