Armed policemen patrol near the exit of a railway station in Urumqi, Xinjiang, after a bomb and knife attack in May, 2014, in which  three people were killed and 79 wounded. The use of capital punishment to combat separatist attacks in Xinjiang has caused an increase in the rate of executions carried out by Beijing. Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

China executed about 2,400 people in 2013 and will execute the same number this year, as the use of capital punishment to combat separatist attacks in(...)

McDonald’s - which has not given investors many reasons to sing the fast-food chain’s “I’m lovin’ it” jingle - today said quarterly profit dropped by (...)

By pushing a button on your iPhone, consumers will be able to  make a purchase at one of the thousands of retail locations, including Macy’s or Walgreens stores, using the new service. No wallet, cash or plastic card necessary.(Photogaph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

David Donohue has a tough relationship with his wallet and the items inside it. He has lost his wallet twice in the past year. He has fallen victim to(...)

Executives said the accelerating switch from packaged software to “cloud” software would shave about €200m off a previous forecast

German software maker Sap cut its 2014 operating profit forecast as customers shifted faster than expected to products delivered over the internet, de(...)

The 399sq m (4,303sq ft) Dublin 4 building  gets a rent of €150,000

With private investors now constantly seeking out well-located retail investments in Dublin city and suburbs, Lisney is expecting strong interest in t(...)

Dortmund’s charismatic manager Juergen Klopp with his players in front of the Südtribune prior to their Champions League clash with Arsenal.

Once you’ve been to a certain number of football stadiums they begin to blur into each other, but something about the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund bre(...)

 Burger King is asking €2.25 million

Two prime retail investments – one at the Ilac Centre and the other on nearby Parnell Street – hit the market this week through Savills.Unit 1 at the (...)

  Protesters demanding higher wages and unionisation for fast food workers block traffic near Times Square, New York,  on September 4th. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images 1:59

The “Fight For 15” campaign is such a part of Danielle Wilson’s life that her four-year-old son David knows the demonstrators’ chants off by heart. Wh(...)

Irish Roots

Unless you’re from Kerry or Donegal, last week’s All-Ireland football final was as dull as porridge. The half-time ads beat it hands-down. Proctor and(...)

Burton was bursting to refer to the CSO figures and she finally got her way when she said that Ireland was probably the strongest growing economy in Europe. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /THE IRISH TIMES

Ministers smiled a lot in the Dáil yesterday. Government backbenchers had a spring in their step and were in strong voice when heckling the Opposition(...)