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 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has clashed on numerous occasions with US president Donald Trump Photograph:  KCNA via KNS and AFP/Getty Images

North Korea fired a ballistic missile, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Wednesday, citing South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff. The Pentago(...)

The world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer Vestas warned that competition was hurting margins.  Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Shares in Vestas plunged 20 per cent after the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer lowered its profit guidance on the prospect of cuts in US sub(...)

A car passes by the Telegrafo Hotel in Havana on Wednesday. Tighter restrictions on US travellers to Cuba will go into effect on Thursday, the White House  said. Photograph: Yamil Lagey/AFP/Getty Images

The US government made it tougher on Wednesday for Americans to book trips and do business with Cuba, making good on a pledge by President Donald Tru(...)

President Michael D Higgins meeting refugees at the Goal nutrition centre in Tierkadi Refugee Camp, during his visit to  Ethiopia in 2014. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell

Who knows what the public wants from humanitarian aid agencies? Certainly not the public anyway, judging by the findings of a new survey by Amárach Re(...)

 The Los Angeles city skyline as heavy smog shrouds the city in California. File photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

The evidence of global warming is stronger than ever, a massive US report has concluded, contradicting senior Trump administration officials who downp(...)

The Microsoft case pits the company against the US government in a tussle over emails held in its Dublin data centre

US supreme court cases, by their very nature, are always significant. Each year the court agrees to hear only about 1 per cent of all the cases petiti(...)

A High Court judge has asked the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) to determine the validity or otherwise of European Commission decisions approving EU(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon wants a ruling on the validity of the European Commission’s decisions approving standard contractual clauses before finalising her decision on Max Schrems’s complaint. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The High Court will rule next week on an action by the Data Protection Commissioner with potentially enormous implications for EU-US trade and the pri(...)

While third-party sites offering Esta services are bad value, they are not strictly speaking “scams” as those who use them do actually get their Estas.

“I have been scammed by a ‘pretend’ Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (Esta) site and instead of paying the official US government fee of $14(...)

A gas station submerged under flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Rose City, Texas. Photograph: Reuters

Crude futures fell on Friday, partly reversing sharp gains from the previous session, amid ongoing turmoil in the oil industry following Hurricane Har(...)

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