China’s Xi calls on army to be battle-ready

China’s armed forces must strengthen their sense of urgency and do everything they can to prepare for battle, President Xi Jinping told a meeting of top brass on Friday.

China's armed forces must strengthen their sense of urgency and do everything they can to prepare for battle, President Xi Jinping told a meeting of top brass on Friday.

Suspected Ebola case in Sweden ruled out

Medical tests have shown a patient treated in isolation at Sweden’s Uppsala University Hospital for suspected Ebola is not infected with the virus after all, authorities said last night.

Medical tests have shown a patient treated in isolation at Sweden's Uppsala University Hospital for suspected Ebola is not infected with the virus after all, authorities said last night.

‘EU may be prepared to change Brexit red lines if UK does the same,’ says Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has offered an olive branch to Westminster, suggesting the EU may be prepared to change red lines on the future relationship if Britain did the same.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has offered an olive branch to Westminster, suggesting the EU may be prepared to change red lines on the future relationship if Britain did the same.

Martina Devlin: ‘Most in the UK know the imperfect EU is still better than a crash-out Brexit – but a grim fatalism has set in and time is running out’

Writing about ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ to his friend Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift described his chief aim in composing the famous satire as being “to vex the world rather than divert it”. The same could be said of Brexit.

Writing about 'Gulliver's Travels' to his friend Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift described his chief aim in composing the famous satire as being "to vex the world rather than divert it". The same could be said of Brexit.

Patricia Casey: ‘Killing pre-born children will be recognised as an atrocity one day’

The new abortion law in Ireland commenced on January 1. If the numbers that were reported as seeking abortion in Britain are replicated here, then since its first day last Tuesday, 40 to 50 pre-born babies will already have had their lives ended.

The new abortion law in Ireland commenced on January 1. If the numbers that were reported as seeking abortion in Britain are replicated here, then since its first day last Tuesday, 40 to 50 pre-born babies will already have had their lives ended.