Notre Dame de Paris cathedral under repair after it was badly damaged by a huge fire on April 15th. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

The billionaire French donors who publicly promised large donations totalling hundreds of millions to rebuild Notre Dame have not yet paid a cent towa(...)

 The North’s official Korean Central News Agency did not specify what type of weapon was involved in the test. File Photograph: KCNA/EPA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will travel to Russia this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Thursday, announcing th(...)

The Republic was previously ranked first in the world to do business back in 2013 but its performance has declined in the years since

The Republic remains one of the best countries in the world in which to do business but has recorded a decline over the last year, according to the la(...)

Brett Kavanaugh is congratulated by Donald Trump after the US president nominated him as a justice of the supreme court. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

When Donald Trump strode into the East Room of the White House on Monday night to face the cameras, the US president could barely contain his smile. (...)

US Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks after being nominated by US president Donald Trump to the supreme court in the East Room of the White House on Monday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

There are few more damning illustrations of how political divisions are degrading American public life than the circus that appointments to the suprem(...)

US secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross: ”We are far less protectionist than Europe. We are far less protectionist than Japan. We are far less protectionist than China.”  Photograph:  AFP Photo

How are trade partners to respond when US policymakers talk nonsense? That is the situation in which Europeans, Japanese and South Koreans now find th(...)

White House chief of staff Reince Priebus (right) and White House chief strategist Steve Bannon during the CPAC  in National Harbor, Maryland. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

As Republican congressmen return to their home states to face many angry constituents during this week’s Congressional recess, the great and the good (...)

 Senator Bob Dole: “When you represent a client and they make requests, you’re supposed to respond.” Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Former senator Bob Dole, acting as a foreign agent for the government of Taiwan, worked behind the scenes over the past six months to establish high-l(...)

President-elect Donald Trump: his economic adviser Stephen Moore says US corporate tax is set to change to 15-20 per cent from the current 35 per cent, though Ireland will still have “a tax advantage” with its 12.5 per cent rate. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Donald Trump’s plans to overhaul the US corporate tax system will not lead to a “mass exodus” of American multinationals from Ireland, the president-(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump has said he will cut US corporation tax from 35 per cent to 15 per cent. Photograph: EPA

Senior Irish advisers and economists have disputed claims by a senior adviser to US president-elect Donald Trump that “a flood of companies” will leav(...)

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