Former  Spanish prime minister Felipe Gonzalez speaks to journalists after a meeting  Lilian Tintori (right)  and other  wives of Venezuelan imprisoned opposition leaders, and  members of the opposition alliance  in Caracas, on Monday. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Former Spanish prime minister Felipe González has made a short visit to Venezuela to offer support to two jailed politicians in a move which has he(...)

The disputed wind farm projects are the largest planned to date in Europe in close proximity to major seabird colonies

A planned £1.5 billion (€2.1 billion) offshore wind development by Dublin-based Mainstream Renewable Power will be challenged in a Scottish court thi(...)

A training exercise of a simulated helicopter crash in the National Maritime College of Ireland. The college in Ringaskiddy and SEFtec in Carrigaline have worked together to design, manufacture, develop and operate the Grupo Stier training centre in Las Palmas. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Offshore survival training at one of southern Europe’s rapidly developing oil and gas hubs is to be provided by the National Maritime College of Irel(...)

Repsol’s shares on Madrid’s stock exchange. Repsol will take on $4.7 billion of acquisition traget Talisman’s debt.

Spain’s Repsol has agreed to buy Talisman Energy, Canada’s fifth-largest independent oil producer, for $8.3 billion as the drop in oil prices pushes e(...)

A screen showing the price of Repsol’s shares at Madrid’s Stock Exchange. The Spanish oil giant has about $10 billion in cash and short-term instruments available to make acquisitions

Repsol, the Spanish oil group, is in talks to acquire Talisman Energy of Canada, in a deal that could value the target’s equity at up to $8 billion.Se(...)

Axel Kicillof, Argentina’s economy minister: said “vulture funds” had rejected a renewed offer from the government and it was “impossible” to pay them more. Photograph: EPA/Jason Szenes

Some of the world’s largest hedge funds have been snapping up Argentine stocks, betting on an economic recovery in the troubled country despite it def(...)

Argentina’s economy minister Axel Kicillof arrives at the office of a court-appointed mediator in New York yesterday. Photograph:  Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Argentina saw its credit rating cut to “selective default” by Standard & Poor’s as talks between government negotiators and US creditors to avo(...)

Despite the little time remaining, Argentina’s economy minister Axel Kicillof last week travelled to Brazil to a summit of emerging market nations. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

In Rebel Without a Cause, the anti-hero played by James Dean is challenged to a lethal game of chicken in which two cars must race towards a cliff. Th(...)

Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner ruled out complying with a US court order to pay holders of defaulted bonds in full. Photograph: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner ruled out complying with a US court order to pay holders of defaulted bonds in full, leaving the (...)

Building materials group CRH rose 1.3 per cent to €20.32, as its peers in the cement sector also advanced. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Dublin market outperformed on a flat day for equities across Europe as investors mined data on euro zone economic growth for clues ahead of today’(...)