The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals group reacted with fury and said in a statement: “If, as has been reported, this dentist and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with food so as to shoot him on private property ... he needs to be extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.” Photograph: AP 0:43

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Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global sales for the first half of 2015, threatening to end the Japanese group’s three-year reign as the world’s top-selling carmaker.

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Halliburton’s revenue from North America slumped 38.5 per cent in the second quarter ended June 30th. Photograph:  James Nielsen/Getty Images

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For all the uncertainty over Greece, European equities overall are set for their best week since January

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says economic recovery in the euro area is now well under way, evidenced by a recovery in domestic demand and a(...)

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Overseas visitors travelling to Ireland increased 12 per cent for the first five months of this year compared with the same period last year, accordin(...)

The group, controlled by Irish businessman Paul Coulson, said in April it was considering floating the division. Photograph: Frank Miller

Irish-owned packaging giant, Ardagh, has taken the first formal steps towards raising €2 billion in equity and debt by launching its metals division (...)