Republican Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs-up after winning the midterm elections in Chicago, Illinois, November 4th, 2014. Photograph; Jim Young/Reuters

If you landed from space this week you might think the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, encased in a new grey cocoon of scaffolding erected to(...)

Ebola survivor Amber Vinson wipes her eye during a news conference upon her discharge from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia today. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

The second of two American nurses who became infected with Ebola while treating a Liberian man who died of the disease in Texas three weeks ago will b(...)

LeBron James: that rarest of commodities – a prodigy who lived up to his advance billing. Photograph: Hans Deryk/Reuters.

Beats by Dre headphones began running an evocative television commercial last weekend showing basketball superstar LeBron James returning to his na(...)

Jeffrey Fowle is shown in a handout photograph released earlier this year. He was released by North Korea yesterday after being arrested in May for leaving a bible in a sailor’s club. Photograph: Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released one of three Americans detained in the country taking into consideration “repeated requests” from US preside(...)

US president Barack Obama receives his ballot paper as he takes part in early voting in the Senate midterm elections at a polling station in Chicago. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

On Monday, Barack Obama went home to Chicago to vote. “I love voting,” he said as he cast his ballot early for the upcoming November 4th midterm el(...)

Setback at  healthcare-to-bulbs group as it pushes ahead with a radical plan to spin off its lighting arm. Photograph: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Philips slid to a net loss in the third quarter, weighed down by one-off charges and weak demand in Russia and China: a setback for the Dutch healthca(...)

President Barack Obama with his Game Golf aid at Vineyard Golf Club. Photograph: AP Photo/Steven Senne

Game Golf’s evolution from a wall of post- it notes in Galway to a device President Obama wears on his belt has taken John McGuire on an extraordinary(...)

President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the fight against the Ebola virus during a meeting with his Ebola Response Team in the Oval Office at the White House yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

President Barack Obama is considering stepping up the US response to the Ebola crisis by appointing an “Ebola czar” to lead efforts against the diseas(...)

Milestone Aviation Group, founded in 2010,  has headquarters in Dublin and US offices in New Jersey and Ohio.

GE’s Irish-headquartered aircraft finance subsidiary has agreed to buy helicopter leasing specialist Milestone Aviation for €1.4 billion.GE Capital A(...)

In London, supermarket giant Tesco was back under pressure with a decline of nearly 3 per cent or 4.6p to 180.6p. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

European stocks were little changed today as investors signalled they are likely to hold fire until they see stronger signs of a recovery. Values slu(...)