US president Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump has a bank account in China and has unsuccessfully pursued business projects there, according to an analysis of his tax reco(...)

Tuscan home with garden set in chestnut and olive groves overlooking a valley,  100sq m house is traditional in style with exposed stone walls

IRELAND: CO KILKENNY Sherry FitzGerald McCreery is asking €175,000 for a three-bedroom semi at 7 Collaire Court, Callan, Co Kilkenny. 7 Co(...)

US president Donald Trump whispers to a White House staffer as he makes his way to board Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

The New York Times has obtained tax-return data for US president Donald Trump and his companies that covers more than two decades. Trump has long refu(...)

Morgan Cabot, as she nears completion of the Everesting challenge of cycling the equivalent of Mt Everest’s altitude on Mount Seymour in Vancouver, Canada. Photograph: Alec Jacobson/New York Times

The biking challenge known as Everesting is catching on: pick a hill and cycle up it for 8,848 metres, the same as the world’s highest mountain (...)

Children wearing plastic face visors in class at Kinugawa Elementary School in Nikko, Japan. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Schools all over the world closed their classrooms and sent children home in the early days of the pandemic. Many have returned, many are preparing to(...)

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou. Photograph: Getty Images

Lawyers for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, have applied to a Canadian court seeking stays in the proceedings for her extradition(...)

 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they are to step back as Senior Royals and say they want to divide their time between the UK and North America. File photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The UK’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not consult Queen Elizabeth or the Prince of Wales about the contents of their statement on Wednesday saying t(...)

Rescue workers search the wreckage of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft  operated by Ukraine International Airlines, which crashed shortly after take-off in Iran on Wednesday. Photograph: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

A pair of university lecturers and two students were among the 63 Canadian victims of a plane disaster in Iran in Wednesday, according to a Iranian ne(...)

Exploring  fresh produce  at a local farmers market in Vancouver

I’m peering down at the receding water minutes after boarding the bobbing Otter floatplane run by Harbour Air Seaplanes. And then we’re up and away, l(...)

A portrait of William Desmond Taylor (1872-1922)  in 1917. Photograph: Albert Witzel/ Public Domain

Alfred Hitchcock once asserted that “When we tell a story in cinema, we should resort to dialogue only when it’s impossible to do otherwise”. Yet whil(...)

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