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US president Donald Trump talks to reporters at the US Capitol after attending the Senate Republicans weekly policy luncheon. Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

World finance leaders tried to lift confidence with emergency measures to pour cash into panic-stricken markets on Thursday, as investors everywhere d(...)

Alex Lazarow author of Out-Innovate

Silicon Valley’s traditional hold on the global innovation agenda is increasingly being challenged by so-called frontier innovation, where entrepreneu(...)

Residents walk by destroyed cars in Bekasi, West Java, on January 2nd, 2020. Photograph: Bagus Saragih/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people were evacuated in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Thursday after flash floods and landslides in the area killed up to 21 pe(...)

A worker loading palm oil fruits onto a truck at a plantation in the Nagan Raya district in Aceh province.  Indonesia has filed a WTO lawsuit against the EU over plans to phase out palm oil-based biofuel for cars, the trade ministry said. Photograph:   CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP via Getty Images

Indonesia has filed a lawsuit at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the European Union, claiming the bloc’s restrictions on palm oil-based bio(...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

In a worst-case scenario with greater instability of the Antarctic ice sheet, as many as 640 million people could be threatened by 2100, study finds. Photograph: iStock

More than three times more people are at risk from rising sea levels than previously believed, research suggests. Land that is currently home to 300 m(...)

A street vendor pushes her noodle stall in front of the popular tourist street of Khaosan Road in Bangkok. Photograph:  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

Thailand could be the next nation in southeast Asia to relocate its capital after prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hinted such a move could be a “poss(...)

 Indonesian police officers  clash with protesters outside the parliament building in Jakarta. Photograph: Mast Irham

Thousands of students across Indonesia took to the streets to protest a “disastrous” draft criminal code that would include outlawing extramarital sex(...)

 Jakarta:  the steadily sinking Indonesian capital, built on swampland,  is a teeming megacity plagued by traffic and air pollution.    Photograph: Josh Haner/The New York Times

Indonesia has named the site in East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo where it plans to build a new capital to replace Jakarta, president Joko Widod(...)

Barry Dunning, originally from Co Kildare, has worked in Jakarta since 2017.

When you stand out in a foreign land - like a country man from Kildare always will in a tropical country like Indonesia - “where are you from?” is a q(...)

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