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Japanese former professional boxer Iwao Hakamada, who was sentenced to death for the murder of four members of a family in 1966. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

Iwao Hakamada (82) spends a lot of time in the neat apartment he shares with his sister gazing out the window. After 48 years in jail, most of it in s(...)

Between now and 2030, the G20 estimates that $90 trillion is required in order to keep global warming below 2 degrees

Interest in sustainable finance is not only growing, it’s sustaining. So what is it? “Sustainable finance refers to any form of financial service in(...)

Canadian ambassador to the EU Dan Costello: “We all have to be concerned about some of the sentiment out there about building walls rather than bridges.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The new trade deal between the European Union and Canada is “game-changing” for businesses in both countries, Minister for Trade Simon Coveney has sai(...)

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(...)

Adam Clayton of U2 and the band’s former manager, Paul McGuinness look at an English-Irish dictionary dating from 1768 as Irish College director Nora Hickey M’sichili looks on.

What does an Irish rock star do on their day off in Paris? At the midpoint of their four concerts in Paris this week, U2’s lead singer and bass guita(...)

In 2013, analyst Tim Lee forecast that the Turkish lira, then trading at 1.9 to the US dollar, would collapse to 7.2. The 7 level was breached last month. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

A financial crisis is bad enough, but how would you feel if you were warned in advance but did nothing? How would you feel upon hearing those four dre(...)

President Donald Trump: “As steward of the global financial system and the world’s largest economy, the US had powerful carrots and sticks. Not anymore,” says  Alan McQuaid. Photograph: Tom Brenner/New York Times

The protectionist trade policies being pursued by US president Donald Trump now rank as a bigger threat to Ireland than Brexit, according to Merrion e(...)

Saudi crown prince  Mohammed bin Salman has pledged to open up the conservative kingdom, but has also displayed a decreasing tolerance for criticism. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia is selling Canadian assets as the kingdom escalates its response to Ottawa’s criticism of the arrest of a female activist. The Saudi cen(...)

Lynne Parker: “Mischief is a really big part of theatre-making. Once you get pious and restricted you’re not going to have the fluidity that you need.”

Puck descends a staircase, strutting with fresh achievement, and everyone in the rehearsal room lights up. In the middle of the long playing space, w(...)

“I would meet with anybody. I believe in meeting,” Mr Trump has said at a press conference in the White House with Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said he is willing to meet with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, a little over a week after he threatened Iran’s regime(...)

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