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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(...)

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko: has welcomed US administration for its “uncompromising position”.  Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Ukraine and its European allies have welcomed a US pledge never to recognise Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, while Russia mocked Washington for li(...)

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Washington in a bid to de-escalate trade tensions between the two blocs.

US markets rallied on Wednesday after the European Union agreed to import more soybeans from the United States, buy more liquefied natural gas (LNG) f(...)

Argentina’s Economy Minister Nicolas Dujovne (L) and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde offer a joint press conference in Buenos Aires in the framework of the G20 meeting. Photograph: Marcian Augustin/AFP/Getty Images

The United States sought to woo Europe and Japan with free trade deals on Saturday to gain leverage in an escalating tariff war with China but its ove(...)

US president Donald Trump: reportedly told fellow G7 leaders last month Crimea was part of Russia “because everyone there speaks Russian”. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned of “serious risks of an escalation” in fighting in eastern Ukraine, as Kiev sought clarification over what(...)

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