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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo meets with Angolan foreign minister Manuel Domingos Augusto  in Luanda, Angola. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynold/Pool via Reuters

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has begun the third leg of his African tour, arriving in Ethiopia following stops in Senegal and Angola, in a trip w(...)

Construction workers build a wall  along a route that US president Donald Trump and India’s PM Narendra Modi will be taking, in Ahmedabad, India. File photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

A newly built wall will shield US president Donald Trump from noticing a slum when he visits Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s hometown of Ahmedab(...)

The Central Bank review of property funds is at an early stage and forms an initial stage of governor Gabriel Makhlof’s planned examination of the wider non-bank – or shadow banking – financial sector.

Irish real-estate investment trusts stand to benefit from any move by the Central Bank of Ireland to restrict non-listed property funds from offering (...)

A plane carrying American passengers, who were recently released from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, arrives at Travis Air Force Base in California on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

A group of Americans have cut short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo, to be flown back to t(...)

BP CEO Bernard Looney is a newcomer to Instagram and a rarity. Only 11% of oil and gas company chief executives are active on social media. Photograph: AFP

Last week David Solomon, the boss of Goldman Sachs, was enjoying a spot of sunshine at a tech conference in San Francisco. Bernard Looney, BP’s new ch(...)

The MV Alta seen beneath cliffs near Ballycotton, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A pollution control team has been deployed to east Cork after a ghost ship washed up onto rocks after drifting across the Atlantic over the last year.(...)

Investors in Ires Reit may be looking nervously over their shoulders during Thursday’s results announcement.  On Tuesday, following Sinn Féin’s electoral dominance, hundreds of millions of euro evaporated from housing and banking shares.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

MONDAY Indicators: Euro zone construction output (Dec). Meetings: Eurogroup meeting. TUESDAY Results: Kerry Group, Allegion. Indicators: Euro z(...)

An Iranian campaign worker distributes electoral fliers for the February 21st  parliamentary elections, near the Mosallah Mosque during Friday prayers in Tehran. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh

Iran is set to go to the polls on February 21st to elect a new parliament at a time of soaring tensions with the US and rising economic distress for m(...)

High representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy Josep Borrell: has compared Israel’s annexations to Russia’s actions in Crimea. Photograph:  Christof Stache

Pressure is growing within the EU to issue a pre-emptive warning to Israel against its expected unilateral implementation of the Trump peace plan by p(...)

 Prof. Siobhan Mullally, Director Irish Centre of Human Rights, NUIG speaking at The Citizens’ Assembly, session on The Family on Sunday at the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has an “incredibly low” divorce rate and one of the highest birth rates in Europe, the Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality has been told. (...)

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