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The United Kingdom’s rapid rollout of the vaccine will help its GDP grow by 4.4 per cent this year after a nearly 10 per cent plunge in 2020. Photograph: iStock

The global economy is poised for a solid rebound this year as vaccines and expansionary policies help repair damage from a pandemic that destroyed mor(...)

Motorcyclists drive past burning tyres set up to block security forces from passing through a major traffic hub in Yangon on Monday. Photograph: The New York Times

Myanmar security forces shot dead six people taking part in pro-democracy demonstrations on Monday, media and witnesses said, and the military junta (...)

Sean Bresnan: he recalls standing on the tarmac at Dublin airport “with a tear in my eye”. Photograph:  Tom Honan

A year ago this week Sean Bresnan found himself on Google Translate, looking up how to say “happy Saint Patrick’s Day” in Chinese. Head of procurement(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping is applauded by lawmakers as he arrives for the closing session of the National People’s Congress at the Great Hall of the People on in Beijing. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

China’s parliament approved on Thursday a draft decision to change Hong Kong’s electoral system, further reducing democratic representation in the cit(...)

Russia and China sign a memorandum of understanding for the joint construction of a lunar space station. Photograph: YE Aung Thu/AFP via Getty

Russia and China have signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday to set up an international lunar research station, Russia’s Roscosmos space agen(...)

  Clarisse Yeung Suet-ying  stands outside the West Kowloon court buildings  after being released on bail in Hong Kong, China, on Friday. Photograph: Jerome Favre/EPA

China’s parliament is poised this week to pass a draconian new Hong Kong election law that will sharply reduce the proportion of democratically electe(...)

A large-scale pro-democracy demonstration in Hong Kong on January 1st, 2020. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/The New York Times

China’s top lawmaking body has formally unveiled plans to ensure only “patriots” can govern Hong Kong, as Beijing tightens its grip on the city with e(...)

U.S president Joe Biden speaks before signing an executive order at the White House on February 24th, setting up a government review of US supply chains and seeking to end the country’s reliance on China and other adversaries for crucial goods. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times/Bloomberg

In his first weeks as US president Joe Biden has been focused on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and trying to pass a $1.9 trillion (€1.58 trillion) stim(...)

The court had subpoenad Richard O’Halloran on Friday evening to appear in court first thing this morning, according to sources close to the investigation.

Richard O’Halloran was back in a Shanghai court on Monday morning with a new legal team as the Dublin businessman continued his two-year struggle to l(...)

Supporters of 47 detained pro-democracy activists outside court in Hong Kong on Monday. Photograph: Vincent Yu/AP

Hundreds of Hong Kongers have defied the threat of prosecution to protest against the charging of 47 pro-democracy politicians swept up in the city’s (...)

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