Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in Netflix’s House of Cards

Nielsen, the company that measures TV audiences, will begin offering data on viewing by Netflix and Amazon Prime subscribers for the first time starti(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (right) with members his negotiating team, including chief of staff Jon Finer (left) and under secretary for political affairs Wendy Sherman.  Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Iranian envoys are set to leave nuclear negotiations in Switzerland later on Friday after final consultations this afternoon with US secretary of sta(...)

Palestinian children play next to buildings destroyed during last year’s 50-day war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in Gaza City’s al-Shejaiya neighborhood. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images.

Palestinian leaders warned of renewed conflict after Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu snatched election victory from defeat by campaigning(...)

Alibaba Group executive chairman Jack Ma:  In the Bloomberg Billionaires list, which updates daily, he is the richest person  in China (and 15th richest in the world), with a net worth of $34.7 billion (€31.36 billion). Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

Establishing who is the richest person in China is a challenging task, given the dizzying share market movements and the pace with which the country’s(...)

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma as he smiles waiting for the trading to open on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

Amazon has opened a store on Alibaba’s Tmall. com, seeking to reach Chinese shoppers as the web retailer tries to expand in the world’s second-biggest(...)

Apple, Microsoft, Google and five other tech firms now account for more than a fifth of the $2.1 trillion in profits that US companies are holding overseas

Eight of the biggest US technology companies added a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over the past year, even as some corpo(...)

Xi Jinping at the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference at the Great Hall of the People in  Beijing on Tuesday. Since coming to power in March 2012, Mr Xi has come down hard on press freedom. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images

Getting a foreign journalist visa in China was easier last year than in previous years, according to a survey by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of C(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “Our economy is growing; our public finances are under control. Jobs are being created.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has held the door open to a Fine Gael-Labour Coalition backed by Independents if the result of the next election i(...)

A Lego brick figurine of Emmet Brickowoski, a character from “The Lego Movie”, stands in the reception area at the headquarters of Lego A/S in Billund, Denmark. Lego said full-year revenue advanced 13 per cent, outpacing the building-block maker’s key rivals, helped by toys based on “The Lego Movie.” (Photograph: Freya Ingrid Morales/Bloomberg)

Lego said full-year revenue advanced 13 per cent, outpacing the building-block maker’s competitors, helped by new toys based on “The Lego Movie.” S(...)

The Anchorage:  overlooks the river Liffey at the junction of Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and Lime Street

An exceptionally well-let office building completed less than seven years ago in Dublin’s south docks is to be offered for sale on the international (...)