The spice market in Istanbul. Why hasn’t the Turkish economy collapsed with an additional approximately 3.5m Syrians within its borders over the last few years? Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Clashes between police and migrants at the Greece-Macedonia border in recent days is proof, if further proof was required, that the EU’s response to t(...)

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Phishing tackled You would almost feel sorry for the scam artists who chose Irish Water as their phishing bait. Bogus promises of tax back or fake (...)

Donald Trump: has proposed using anti-terror surveillance law to cut off a portion of funds sent to Mexico through money transfers. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

President Barack Obama accused Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz of damaging foreign relations with “wackier suggestions” a(...)

Chip and PIN cards have reduced the level of abuse of cards, but do be careful

Our dependence on credit and debits cards nowadays means that when your card is lost of stolen abroad it can be a disaster. Sometimes it is not even (...)

 Marian Shanley is chair of the inquiry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The inquiry established by the Central Bank of Ireland last year to investigate into matters relating to the collapse of Irish Nationwide will hold it(...)

A member loyal to Islamic State  waves an Isis flag in Raqqa last year. An FT investigation indicates Isis earns at least as much from taxation, extortion and confiscation as oil. (Photograph: REUTERS)

Even under jihadi rule, death and taxes remain the two great certainties of life. Some learn that the hard way. As Islamic State officials announced (...)

Omarjan Azari (23) and Ali Al-Talebi (26) are accused of attempting to make available to Isis more than 15,000 Australian dollars in August and September last year. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A Sydney youth, who was allegedly given $9,000 to send to Islamic State, failed to transfer the money after his mother found the cash in his shorts wh(...)

 Times Square, New York. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Applicants to a US Green Card scheme, which opened earlier this month, have been warned against online fraudsters. The Diversity Visa Lottery opened o(...)

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Since the web entered public consciousness 20 years ago, there has been a lot of talk about its dangers and all the rogues who lie in wait for them(...)

Rolls Royce: results out on Friday.  Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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