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A virtual lantern show marks the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing,  in Hiroshima, Japan. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

In August 2010, when Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bombs, the movement to rid the world of nu(...)

 People socially distance as they queue to pray in remembrance during the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, in Hiroshima on Thursday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to coronavirus and t(...)

 Visitors walk past a photo showing the 1945 Hiroshima bombing aftermath, at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.  Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/ EPA

On Thursday, as she has done most days for 75 years, Keiko Ogura will reluctantly remember when Hiroshima was destroyed by a single atomic bomb. As a(...)

TNorth Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons program and several countries believe it has “probably developed miniaturised nuclear devices to fit into the warheads of its ballistic missiles,” according to a confidential UN report.´ Photograph: STR/KCNA VIA KNS/AFP via Getty Images

North Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons program and several countries believe it has “probably developed miniaturised nuclear devices to (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending an emergency enlarged meeting of Political Bureau of WPK Central Committee at an undisclosed location. Photograph: KCNA/AFP via Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declared an emergency and a lockdown in a border town after a person suspected of being infected with coronavirus retu(...)

Pier with the sun setting behind a distant lighthouse in the Sea of Japan/East Sea. Photograph: Fábio Nascimento

The battered wooden “ghost boats” drift through the Sea of Japan for months, their only cargo the corpses of starved North Korean fishermen whose bodi(...)

Barry McCaffrey (left) and Trevor Birney outside Belfast High Court. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s police chief has made an unreserved apology to two journalists arrested over material that appeared in a documentary on a Troubles (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: Ageing population will pose long-term pressure on State finances, warns watchdog Ifac.

The Covid-19 pandemic will undoubtedly have a major impact on the Irish economy, but it’s only the current financial crisis: others lie in wait if the(...)

People on the corner of Dame Lane and Dame Court in Dublin during a  recent weekend.  It is thought some recent clusters of coronavirus have been linked to congregated settings. Photograph: Barry Whyte/Newstalk Radio/PA

Serious concerns raised at a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team could endanger plans to reopen the remainder of the State’s pubs on (...)

Aercap chief executive Aengus Kelly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Republic risks becoming Europe’s North Korea if the Government ignores evidence that increased air travel has not boosted Covid infection rates, a(...)

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