Pearl Harbour

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Parson’s Turbinia, 1897.

On February 7th, 1910 the Royal Navy welcomed a delegation of Abyssinian (Ethiopian) princes aboard the HMS Dreadnought, then the fastest and most pow(...)

A shop in Oakland, California, the day after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Photograph: Dorothea Lange/Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information Collection/Library of Congress/Reuters

As immigrants across the United States face an uncertain future in the face of US president Donald Trump’s clampdown on immigration, a new exhibition (...)

Minster for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, and Japanese Foreign Minister Mr Fumio Kishida, crack open a barrel of Japanese Sake in a ceremony at Iveagh House , Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

This year, Japan and Ireland mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations on 5th March 1957. At the start of this commemorab(...)

 Carrie Fisher poses next to a Stormtrooper  at the  premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in  London,  in 2015.  Ms Fisher  died on Tuesday  aged 60. Photograph:  Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

1. Religion may slip from primary school core curriculum Religious education will no longer feature as part of the State’s core curriculum at primary(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe (centre) places a wreath as Japanese defence minister Tomomi Inada (2nd right) looks on during their visit to a Japanese cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr Abe arrived in Hawaii on December 26 ahead of a symbolic meeting with USpresident Barack Obama at the site of the Pearl Harbour attack. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Shinzo Abe will become Japan’s first prime minister to visit the memorial honouring US sailors and marines killed in the attack on Pearl Harbour. Th(...)

Students pray in front of the cenotaph for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing, at Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting US. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world’s first atomic bombing, a gesture Washington and T(...)

US Republican candidate Dr Ben Carson on Syrian refugees: “If there’s a rabid dog running around in your neighbourhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog. It doesn’t mean you hate all dogs, but you’re putting your intellect into motion.” Photograph: Chris Keane/Reuters

Republicans were tripping over themselves this week to ratchet up the anti-refugee rhetoric in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, targeting Syrian mi(...)

 South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen: “If we don’t win we are out. We have to give our all. I’m ready to do that.” Photo:  Steve Haag/Gallo Images

A history of violence. Recent cuddlings of these gargantuan men is drenched in bloody yet wincingly enjoyable rugby. There have been 50-pointer(...)

A frame grab from an undated video reportedly shows Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden watching TV at his compound in Pakistan. Newly-released documents show bin Laden owned books by Noam Chomsky and Bob Woodward, among others. Photograph: US Department of Defence/AFP/Getty Images

The US government has released a list of English-language texts seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan in 2011 showing the al-Qaeda leader(...)

Conflict in Ukraine: the country’s annual GDP is equal to about two days of US GDP resulting in little effect on the global market. Photograph: Reuters/Gleb Garanich

One could be forgiven for thinking that markets are somewhat blasé about today’s seemingly grave geopolitical threats. After all, the S&P 500 cont(...)

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