North Korea economy shrinks at sharpest rate in 20 years as sanctions bite

North Korea economy shrinks at sharpest rate in 20 years as sanctions bite North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks to officials as he inspects the construction site of a hydroelectric power plant in North Hamgyong...

Hundreds missing, several feared dead after Laos dam collapse

Hundreds missing, several feared dead after Laos dam collapse Screen grab taken on handout video footage from ABC Laos on July 24, 2018 shows people sitting on a rooftop of a house surrounded by floodwaters...

‘Beast from the East’ blamed as Irish economy shrank in first three months of...

'Beast from the East' blamed as Irish economy shrank in first three months of this year Winter weather Mar 18th 2018 The Irish economy shrank in the first quarter of the year, in stark contrast to...

Bid launched to secure collection of 5,500 Titanic artefacts

Bid launched to secure collection of 5,500 Titanic artefacts The rare collection has become available after a US company that currently owns the items filed for bankruptcy The SS Titanic (PA) A £14 million (€15.7m) bid to...

New Zealand to charge visitors €20 ‘tourist tax’ to enter the country

New Zealand to charge visitors €20 'tourist tax' to enter the country New Zealand plans to charge visitors up to NZ$35, but are taxes the best way to tackle overtourism? Bungee-jumping, Kawarau suspension bridge, founded by...

EU must challenge UK stalling on Brexit – Mary Lou McDonald

EU must challenge UK stalling on Brexit - Mary Lou McDonald Mary Lou McDonald urged Michel Barnier to push for an additional meeting of European leaders. Mary Lou McDonald (Niall Carson/PA)New face: Britain’s newly appointed chief...

Financial distress on rise as thousands of firms show signs of difficulties

Financial distress on rise as thousands of firms show signs of difficulties New figures on the state of UK firms come at a particularly bleak time for high street retailers. Thousands of firms showed signs of...

Fury as ‘nanny state’ warns tourists to stay out of the sun

Fury as 'nanny state' warns tourists to stay out of the sun An amber "heat health watch" warning has been issued for parts of England. Stock image Warnings to holiday makers to stay out of the...

US warnings as workers struggle despite buoyant jobs market

US warnings as workers struggle despite buoyant jobs market Click here to view full-size graphic By almost every measure, the US economy is booming. But a look behind the headlines of roaring job growth and consumer...

Satellite images show North Korea dismantling facilities at missile test site – report

Satellite images show North Korea dismantling facilities at missile test site - report Think tank says N.Korea dismantling facilities at missile site Measures indicate 'a significant confidence-building measure' N.Korea pledged to dismantle testing site but...

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