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People attend a pro-government rally in Havana, Cuba, on Sunday. Anti-government protests have taken place over food shortages, high prices and other grievances. Photograph: EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa

One person has died during demonstrations in Cuba over food shortages, high prices and other grievances against the government. The interior ministry(...)

China’s emergence as a major political and economic actor is a central fact of current world affairs. It is a signal transformation for most of its ow(...)

Members of the Chinese military orchestra march before a celebration at Tiananmen Square marking the 100th founding anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party in Beijing. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

China’s president Xi Jinping on Thursday warned that foreign forces attempting to bully the nation will “get their heads bashed”, and hailed a “new wo(...)

Mick Wallace is MEP for Ireland South.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Europe should learn from China because its ruling communist party is doing a better job in serving the interests of its people, Ireland South MEP Mick(...)

Kate O’Connell with Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, SF’s Dublin Bay South byelection candidate Lynn Boylan, O’Connell’s mother-in-law Nora O’Connell and sister-in-law Deirdre at O’Connell’s pharmacy in Rathgar

After years of apartment living, Leo Varadkar is all set for a big move to a new house in Dublin 8 with his partner, Matt Barrett. Leinster House thr(...)

People queue up to buy last issue of Apple Daily at a newspaper booth at a downtown street in Hong Kong on Thursday. Photograph: Vincent Yu/ AP

Apple Daily, the vibrant tabloid that is probably the last effective voice of the free press in Hong Kong, has spoken its last, shut down its press, a(...)

Customers queue in the rain to buy copies of the final edition of Apple Daily  at a newsstand  in Hong Kong on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg

Hundreds of Hong Kongers queued for hours to buy the final edition of Apple Daily on Thursday morning, a day after the pro-democracy newspaper closed (...)

Tong Ying-kit is accused of driving his motorbike into officers at a rally while carrying a flag with a protest slogan. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty

The first person charged under the national security law in Hong Kong pleaded not guilty as his trial began on Wednesday, almost a year after he was a(...)

The death has occurred in Johannesburg of Mr John Keane, father of the African National Congress candidate, Susan Keane, who was killed in a bomb blas(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken also raised other contentious topics, including China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US secretary of state Antony Blinken stressed the need for co-operation and transparency over the origins of Covid-19 in a call with his Chinese count(...)

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