Amazon.com will launch its Amazon Lending loan programme to small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China. Photograph: Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg

Amazon. com will launch its business loan program for small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China, where credit is becoming (...)

Spain’s economy   minister Luis de Guindos says Spain’s economy  is in good shape. Photgraph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

Spain is one of the countries where the Greek crisis is being most keenly followed, due to its own economic characteristics which in the past have mad(...)

The elusive Irish summer looks set to arrive this week with Met Éireann expecting temperatures across the country to reach 25 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The elusive Irish summer looks set to arrive this week with Met Éireann expecting temperatures across the country to reach 25 degrees on Tuesday and W(...)

A protester flashes a victory sign behind a Greek flag in front of the parliament building, during an anti-austerity rally in Athens, Greece. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters 3:02

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged Greeks to reject the terms of an international aid deal in a July 5th referendum, dismissing warnings that a ‘(...)

Secretary general of the Spanish Socialist Party Pedro Sánchez and his wife, Begoña Fernandez, wave in front of the national flag  during his official presentation in Madrid  as a candidate for the next general election. Photograph: Dani Pozo/AFP/Getty

When the leader of the opposition Spanish Socialists, Pedro Sánchez, strode on to the stage of a venue in central Madrid last weekend to confirm his c(...)

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1 Never change money at airports, either at cash desks or at ATMs. They will rip you off and give you the rates you deserve for being so disorganis(...)

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There’s a baby boom in the neighbourhood. Fit young mothers are pushing prams everywhere you look. They walk fast. Sometimes they run with the pram(...)

The real warm weather from the south is due to arrive on Wednesday, bringing serious heat for the first time this summer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

There may be a heatwave on the way but we will have to wait to break out the sunscreen. Temperatures over the weekend will be similar to the past week(...)

A file image of the Imperial Marhaba hotel in Tunisia which is one of the two hotels attacked by terrorists on Friday.

An Irish woman has described how she grabbed her two sons and ran for their lives when they heard gunfire near a hotel in Tunisia. She was spea(...)

Temperatures are expected to hit 25 degrees  next Wednesday. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times 1:16

Grab the sunscreen and air out the swimwear because there’s sunshine headed our way and this time it’s bringing some real heat. A mini heatwave is se(...)