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US president Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping. Mr Trump earlier this month Trump vowed to impose a 10 per cent tariff on $300 billion of Chinese imports from September 1st. File photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

China reported a raft of unexpectedly weak July data on Wednesday, including a surprise drop in industrial output growth to a more than 17-year low, u(...)

US national security advisor John Bolton arrives for a meeting with Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid at Downing Street in London, Britain. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Irish officials in Washington have stepped-up efforts to highlight Ireland’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on the Belfast agreement, following s(...)

President Donald Trump: Pennsylvania’s economic performance “would have never happened without me”.  Photograph: Susan Walsh

The Trump administration delayed wide-ranging sanctions on Chinese imports on Tuesday in a sign of growing concern in Washington about the US economy.(...)

Facebook confirmed it had been transcribing users’ audio and said it will no longer do so, following scrutiny into other companies Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge o(...)

 Visitors to the Louvre take photos of the Mona Lisa. Photograph: Owen Franken/New York Times

The procession takes a good half-hour, from IM Pei’s glass pyramid to the presence of the world’s most famous woman. There are brief bottlenecks at th(...)

Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach, Florida in July 2008. Epstein has died by apparent suicide in a New York prison while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. File Photograph: Uma Sanghvi/AP/Palm Beach Post

FBI agents have raided Jeffrey Epstein’s private island in the Caribbean, in a further sign the death of the wealthy financier will not halt scrutiny (...)

Kildare County Council gave the project the go-ahead in May but Mr Reid is single handedly trying to stop the massive investment proceeding. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Intel Ireland has requested An Bord Pleanála (ABP) to exercise rarely-used powers to dismiss what it claims is the “vexatious” appeal by a local farme(...)

Norwegian Air said the route closures took into account the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Photograph: Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty

Up to 134 jobs are at risk after Norwegian Air announced its decision to axe all of its transatlantic routes from Ireland in September. The budget a(...)

The Trump administration said it would delay the imposition of 10 per cent tariffs on a series of consumer goods imported from China  until December

The Trump administration said it would delay imposing a 10 per cent tariff on a series of consumer goods imported from China - including laptops and c(...)

 A young woman reacts as a health worker injects her with the Ebola vaccine, in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, on August 5th. Photograph:   Baz Ratner/Reuters

New drugs have drastically increased the chances of survival for people infected with Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever responsible for more than 12,000 deat(...)

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