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The great hall at Versailles was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which imposed swingeing terms on Germany and blamed it and Austria-Hungary for starting the first World War.

In mid-January 1919, amid revolutionary chaos in much of east-central Europe and a fierce civil war in Russia, the Paris Peace Conference convened to (...)

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has said it may consider a community transport service to supplement the controversial BusConnects plan.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has said it may consider a community transport service to supplement the controversial BusConnects plan. Local(...)

Impossible Project founder Florian Kaps: “What makes the analogue so appealing in a digital world is that we are in the end human beings who are living through their senses and who are here to leave traces on earth. You just can’t do that with your mobile phone and digital data.”

“My mantra during the Impossible days was a quote by Edwin H Land: ‘Don’t undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.(...)

Arup’s BIQ building in Hamburg has a bioreactor façade or photosynthetic curtain which uses microalgae to control light, provide shade from the sun and generate heat for hot water or internal heating.

Some scientists spend years manipulating and analysing microscopic biological, chemical or physical interactions in the hope of seeing something new t(...)

Strategist Alexander Osterwalder says business plans are a way to maximise the risk of failure.

If you want to develop a successful business, one of the greatest mistakes you can make is to write a formal business plan. This seemingly counterint(...)

Gary Hamel: has  tested many of his ideas  through his consulting firm Strategos.

Gary Hamel is on a mission. Bureaucracy, he says, is stifling innovation and we need to kill it. It calls for nothing short of a revolution in the way(...)

New Southampton  manager Ralph Hasenhüttl during his first press conference at the Staplewood campus  in Southampton, England. Photograph:   Matt Watson

Ever since Ralph Hasenhüttl made his debut as a gangly teenage striker for his hometown club Grazer, Southampton’s new manager has forged a career out(...)

The internationalisation of Dublin’s workforce is behind the take-off of build-to-rent housing, a report has found. Photograph: iStock

Dublin ranked in third place out of 31 European cities for real estate investment despite questions surrounding oversupply picking up in the office ma(...)

China’s CSI300 index of Shanghai and Shenzhen shares rose 2.6 per cent. In Japan, the Nikkei gained 1.3 per cent to a six-week high. Photograph: Hilary Swift/The New York Times

Asian shares rallied on Monday after US and Chinese leaders brokered a truce in their trade conflict, a relief for the global economic outlook and a t(...)

 Friedrich Merz: said he was at  most ‘upper middle-class’. Photograph: Epa/Ulrich Hufnagel

Who wants to be a millionaire? Friedrich Merz doesn’t. The 62-year-old who hopes to succeed Angela Merkel as leader of Germany’s centre-right Christi(...)

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