A man prepares coffins before loading them into a truck ahead of the executions of the Bali 9, at Java Christian Church on April 26, 2015 in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia. The execution could be held as soon as Tuesday midnight on Nusukamban Island where they have been held, awaiting their fate since March 4th, 2015. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images 0:37

International condemnation of Indonesia’s plan to execute convicted drug smugglers by firing squad as early as Tuesday is increasing, with Australia (...)

When the horse-meat scandal emerged in 2013 beef cost about €4 a kilo while horse meat was around 90 cents

Gardaí and the Department of Agriculture were involved in an European crackdown on the illegal horse-meat trade on Friday and said their investigation(...)

French authorities alone have uncovered falsified identification documents for 400 horses. File photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands’ national prosecutor’s office said on Saturday it had detained three suspects as part of a French-led investigation into illegal tradi(...)

Dutch and Malaysian investigators  digging on the site where the bulk of  Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down in the  Donetsk People’s Republic. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

A Dutch medical anthropologist has been fired from the forensics team tasked with identifying the bodies of those killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Fli(...)

Teva factory sign on its plant in Jerusalem: Teva says its stock-and-cash offer of $82 a share represented a 48 per cent premium to Mylan’s stock price on March 10th, which it said was the last day of trading prior to the widespread speculation. Photograph: Menahem Kahana

Generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd yesterday proposed buying Mylan for $40 billion, saying it was a better deal than the smaller riv(...)

 Nico Olivieri and Sabine Hobbel: “Our products are intended for people who pursue a healthy lifestyle in which highly nutritious, clean foods play a major role.”

Pasta with Benefits is a new, wheat-free pasta product from Dublin-based natural food company, Leaves. Made from buckwheat and chickpeas, the product (...)

St Vladimir’s Russian orthodox cathedral overlooking ancient ruins at Chersonesus, Crimea, which was founded by Greek settlers 2,500 years ago. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

For the ancient Greeks, the territory of modern-day Russia and Ukraine was a fearful place inhabited by savage barbarians and mythical monsters.Desir(...)

London think-tank Open Europe says: “Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the geographic proximity and high levels of trade, our modelling suggests that Ireland would be hit the hardest.”

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union could be more costly for Ireland than it would be even for the UK itself, according to an economic s(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), pauses whilst speaking during the inauguration ceremony for the new European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt . Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

Euro zone banks expect strong demand for loans from companies and home buyers in the coming months as the European Central Bank’s money printing impro(...)

Jacobus Cornelis Haartsen: inventor of Bluetooth, the wireless networking system used by millions of people and billions of devices every day

The names of so many of the giants of the tech world trip off the tongue: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg . . . But who exactly is Jaap Haarts(...)