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(...)

Illustration: Frazer Hudson/Ikon via Getty Images

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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TODAY Results: Hasbro. Indicators: Euro zone Sentix investor confidence (Feb); US labour market conditions index (Jan); German trade balance (Dec) and(...)

Personal information held by banks and financial institutions should be available to State agencies for the purposes of means-testing entitlements and(...)

‘We noticed that we had no hot water’

In June, a reader called Liam was cold-called by Bord Gáis with an offer to service his boiler for €99. “I accepted, and an engineer duly called to(...)

Jon Matonis: [Running the foundation is like] “going downhill in a go-cart trying to keep the wheels on.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Bitcoin Foundation’s executive director, Jon Matonis, travels the world to promote the virtual currency as a replacement for traditional money.(...)

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TODAYResults: 1st United Bancorp; Hasbro; Liberty Global; Publicis Groupe.Meetings: Irish social enterprise conference (Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin).I(...)

Myles Lee, chief executive of CRH.  The company had a poor day on the Dublin stock exchange yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Stocks were generally a touch stronger yesterday, as investors took comfort from Federal Reserve nominee Janet Yellen’s comments on taking care not to(...)