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There will come a moment in every young boy’s life when he will want to chop a cement block with his forehead. It won’t be a dream-inspired vision or (...)

Chinese economy faces tricky challenge. Photograph: AFP/AFP/GettyImages

The new Chinese leadership is trying to manage one of the most difficult of economic manoeuvres: slowing down a flying economy. Recently, difficulties(...)

Sabine Lisicki of Germany

A championship depleted of its traditional stars moved to fill the vacuum yesterday. Sabine Lisicki, slayer of Serena Williams, bubbled and boomed her(...)

A long, black Mercedes-Benz S-Class has long been favoured by dictators – Robert Mugabe’s is reportedly so heavily armoured that it requires its own f(...)

Vladimir Putin said Edward Snowden must quit hurting US interests if he wants to remain in Russia, after the American sought asylum. Photograph:  REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin.

Edward Snowden has withdrawn his Russian asylum request because of the demand that he stop harming US interests by leaking secret documents as countri(...)

Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive former US security contractor, has sought asylum in a host of countries, including Ireland, according to the anti-secrecy group Wiklileaks. Photograph: REUTERS/Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/The Guardian.

Edward J. Snowden, the fugitive former US security contractor, has sought asylum in a host of countries, including Ireland, according to the anti-secr(...)

  The Steinway & Sons piano zone at the Luxury China 2013 exhibition  in June in Beijing.  Photograoh:  Feng Li/Getty Images

Grand piano maker Steinway Musical Instruments has agreed to be bought by private equity group Kohlberg & Co in a $438 million cash deal for the 1(...)

Lucinda Creighton’s speech on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill “was very interesting, not least for the number of red herrings she introduced during the course of it”.

A woman and her husband sit in the departure lounge at Dublin Airport, waiting to catch their flight to Liverpool. He holds her hand and wishes he (...)

We came across a familiar face in Shanghai recently when British investment manager Nicola Horlick was in the city for the film festival with her proj(...)

Zong Qinghou: third richest man in Asia

And so to the prosperous east of China, to the cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou, where the Irish Exporters Association (IEA) organised a trade mission th(...)

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