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US secretary of state Rex Tillerson: “It’s really up to the North Koreans to decide when they’re ready to engage with us in a sincere way, a meaningful way.” Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/Pool photo via AP

The United States may be willing to hold talks with North Korea, vice-president Mike Pence has signalled, as he finished a week-long visit to Asia. (...)

The Irish leg of the charity, Oxfam Ireland, has denied any involvement or connection with the behaviour of staff who were employed by Oxfam in Britain in 2011

Irish charities have condemned the behaviour of senior Oxfam staff following allegations of sexual misconduct in Haiti and Chad and have denied coveri(...)

Houses in Shvut Rachel, a West Bank Jewish settlement close to the Jewish settlement of Shilo, near Ramallah. Photograph: Baz Ratner

The United States dismissed as false an Israeli assertion on Monday that the two countries were discussing the possibility of Israel annexing Jewish s(...)

Liam Ryan’s incredible journey is captured in his memoir Cancer 4, Me 5, (After Extra-Time)

By his own admission, and indeed the admission of the many consultants, surgeons and medical experts that crossed his path, Liam Ryan should not be si(...)

Danish telecoms company TDC saw shares end up 13.39% . Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Ireland’s Iseq overall index reversed some losses after a tough week last week and closed up 1.31 per cent with strong performances from Bank of Irela(...)

A Civil defence member reacts at a damaged site after an airstrike in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria February 9th, 2018. Photograph:  REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

The United Nations said on Monday the suffering of civilians in Syria has worsened since it called for a ceasefire six days ago in a humanitarian init(...)

British prime minister Theresa May speaks to a worker during a visit to the Bombardier factory in Belfast before meeting the main political parties at Stormont, for talks aimed at ending the 13-month political stalemate. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May has met aircraft workers at Bombardier’s Belfast factory in the wake of the company’s trade battle victory in the U(...)

US vice president Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, stand with Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Friday. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

When the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, decided to send a large delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea this month, the world feared he mi(...)

Jealousy instils anger, causing untold damage to a relationship. And, tragically, the Green-Eyed Monster can be the very thing that drives away the person one most desires. Photograph: iStock

Jealousy is a dangerous emotion – it can hijack your mind, ruin your relationships, destroy your family, and, in extreme cases, even lead to murder. (...)

An aerial view of Raqqa, the one-time capital of Islamic State’s so-called caliphate, after US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said military operations to oust the jihadist group ended last October. Photograph: Gabriel Chaim/AP

The collapse of Islamic State’s “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq has been one of the most positive developments of recent years. Having terrorised the 10(...)

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