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The move follows last month’s announcement of a truce in the US-China trade war by US president Donald Trump at the G20 summit. Photograph: Reuters

The Trump administration has announced a significant relaxation of its restrictions on US companies selling to Huawei, saying the ban will only apply (...)

Owen Dempsey teaches Brazilian Jusitsu.

Owen Dempsey teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the Next Generation MMA club in Deansgrange, Dublin, as well as other martial arts. He brings to it years (...)

US chairman of the joint chiefs marine corps General Joseph Dunford arrives to hold a classified briefing on Iran, with secretary of state Mike Pompeo and acting defense decretary Patrick Shanahan, Photograph:Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US will move ahead with plans to build a coalition of nations to monitor and deter Iranian threats against commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf(...)

Emma Forrest and actor Ben Mendelsohn. Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

In every city I’ve lived, my sister has been the one to set up the printer, testing it by printing me the lyrics to George Michael’s Freedom! ’90. I a(...)

Dublin Port is seeking planning permission for an estimated €320 million worth of projects that will bring it to “its maximum and ultimate capacity” by 2040

Dublin Port is seeking planning permission for an estimated €320 million worth of projects that will bring it to “its maximum and ultimate capacity” b(...)

The core of relationships, whether they are of the friendship or romantic sort, is being vulnerable. Photograph: iStock

Question: Nobody likes me, especially at any company I ever work for. People will gravitate toward me, make acquaintances, and share a laugh or two, b(...)

Dagogo Hart: “Not all people are ignorant, they understand who you are but they just don’t want you to be in their country.” Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

Shortly after he arrived in Ireland, Dagogo Hart had to take a test to prove he could speak English. His initial amusement at the suggestion that a na(...)

 Boris Johnson, then foreign secretary, with Kim Darroch,  British ambassador to the US after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington in November 2017. According to media reports, US president Donald Trump has said he will no longer work with Darroch after emails in which the ambassador referred to the White House as a ‘uniquely dysfunctional environment’ were  leaked. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The fact that Kim Darroch qualified as a zoologist must have been a marvellous asset in the Foreign Office. It gave the UK ambassador to Washington a (...)

José Salas Subirat: “Translating is the most attentive way of reading.”

Although both James Joyce and his editor Sylvia Beach included Spain from the first moment in their international promotion strategy for Ulysses, and (...)

Besides agriculture, Phil Hogan has been an influential figure within the commission in articulating Ireland’s case on Brexit. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Guenther Oettinger has an impossible task as budget commissioner, it is being said, as he tries to frame a new European Union between 2021 and 2027 in(...)

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