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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: “I hope that both sides can contribute their wisdom and at least avoid a so-called disorderly Brexit.”

Japan would welcome Britain to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal “with open arms”, said prime minister Shinzo Abe, as he urged compromise to av(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo talks with South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha before their meeting   in Seoul on Sunday. Photograph: Ahn Young-Joon-Pool/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo agreed to arrange a second leaders summit “as soon as possible”, and discussed p(...)

Members of the media take photographs of the final tuna auction at Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji market, the world’s largest fish market and a major tourist attraction, had its last day on Saturday before a controversial move(...)

A fail-safe mode in the Prius designed to engage in the event of a hybrid system fault may not kick in because of a software glitch, the company said. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

Toyota is recalling almost 1,300 cars in the Republic as part of a global safety recall affecting 2.43 million hybrid vehicles, it confirmed on Friday(...)

Cork brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan  won gold in the lightweight double sculls at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Photograph:  Dan Istitene/Getty Images

“It’s time to celebrate but it’s also time to reflect and see what we can do better next year,” the Ireland high performance director for rowing said (...)

Paris Fashion Week:  Chanel brought the beach to the Grand Palais. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

As models, celebrities, designers and journalists from around the world jetted to Paris for its women’s fashion week, they must have had a bumpy landi(...)

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The euro dropped on mounting uncertainty about Italy’s fiscal position, and the dollar pushed higher as emerging-market currencies slid. Stocks in Asi(...)

Canoe slalom

Ireland’s Liam Jegou missed out on a chance of making the final at the canoe slalom World Championships in Rio de Janeiro. The 22-year-old C1 paddle(...)

Lily Allen: the singer has written an unflinching, unputdownable book

The old house in the countryside that Lily Allen bought, after several years of fame, was at the end of a long, private track. Hugged by the land, in (...)

Shinzo Abe, right, with former defence minister Shigeru Ishiba after the ruling party presidential elections at its headquarters in Tokyo on Thursday. Photograph: Koji Sasahara/AP

Prime minister Shinzo Abe won a ruling party leadership vote on Thursday, setting him on track to become Japan’s longest-serving premier and try to ce(...)

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