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“Online education has been around for decades. The thing that has really changed is that we now have the technology for one lecturer to teach a hun(...)

Professor Andrew J Deeks, president-elect at UCD.

UCD has broken with tradition by appointing an external academic as its next president.Prof Andrew J Deeks, an Australian-educated engineer who is cur(...)

Coca-Cola  reported weaker-than-expected sales volumes yesterday  due to ongoing economic malaise and unusually poor weather, sending its shares down nearly 3  per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, said second-quarter profit fell 4 per cent as unseasonable bad weather and slowing economic growth in(...)

China is  Apple’s  second-biggest market globally. Photograph:  Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Apple is helping police in China investigate an incident in which a woman was killed by an electric shock when answering a call on her iPhone 5 while (...)

A regular theme in development plans unveiled by the Chinese government – and Irish readers will see elements of Shannon in its heyday here – is to se(...)

The debate about whether the Chinese economy will have a “hard landing” continues, with the more bearish among the analysts finding their views suppor(...)

GlaxoSmithKline: Chinese police believe GSK used travel agencies and consultancies as a conduit to bribe doctors and lawyers to boost sales and profits

The Chinese authorities have stepped up their investigation into accusing it of being the ringleader of a half-a-billion-dollar bribery scandal invol(...)

 The direct export of Irish horses to China has moved a step closer with the agreement of the Chinese authorities to the terms of a veterinary certificate to control the process. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The direct export of Irish horses to China has moved a step closer with the agreement of the Chinese authorities to the terms of a veterinary certific(...)

San Francisco General Hospital chief of surgery Dr Margaret Knudson (R) announces the death of a third victim from the crash of Asiana Airlines flight 214 at San Francisco General Hospital. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.

A third person has died as a result of a crash involving an Asiana Airlines jet in San Francisco last weekend. The teenage girl, who died yesterday, h(...)

A woman rides a bicycle past the Shanghai Tower, under construction in the Lujiazui district of Shanghai. Chinese president Xi Jinping has promised to reform the Chinese economy to encourage more domestic consumption and to reduce its reliance on exports. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Talks between the US and China ended with an agreement to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty between the world’s two largest economies, a develop(...)

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