The Westin is the third hotel in Dublin to be acquired by John Malone and his Irish partners Lalco, operated by John Lally and Paul Higgins. The others are the Trinity City Hotel, Pearse Street and Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

John Malone, the billionaire behind UPC-owner Liberty Global, has bought the five-star Westin Hotel in Dublin for €65 million. The acquisition is exp(...)

Google said any bill banning the use of Google Glass by drivers would be premature, as product development  is still ongoing.

JJ Worrall Illinois, Delaware and Missouri are set to introduce bills to stop drivers from wearing Google Glass headsets while behind the(...)

Dennis McGuire, a murderer and rapist, was executed with an untested combination of drugs by the state of Ohio on January 16th. Photograph: Ohio department of rehabilitation and corrections via the New York Times

America Letter: Ohio’s execution of convicted murderer Dennis McGuire earlier this month with a new two-drug experimental concoction has stirred up(...)

Patty Griffin: ‘I don’t have a naturally strong voice. I have to work like an athlete to keep it’

‘I wrote a lot of it before he died. I was kind of bracing myself for that because you know it was going to be big. I was connected to him pretty s(...)

Relentless rains pounded flood-ravaged eastern Colorado for another day, triggering more evacuations and warnings as rescuers tried to reach thousands(...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde: “Even with the best of efforts, the dam might leak.” Photograph: Reuters

The world needs “further lines of defence” against a possible emerging markets crisis but the International Monetary Fund (IMF) stands ready to provid(...)

Neither Bank of England chief Mark Carney nor ECB president Mario Draghi will attend Jackson Hole this year, but Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda (above) will be there. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Central bankers from around the globe gather later this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but for once, the absence of the US Federal Reserve chairman me(...)

Kim Deal of The Breeders onstageat the 2013 Hangout Music Festival last month in Gulf Shores, Alabama. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

The last thing you expect Kim Deal to want to talk about is the weather, but she’s on the phone from Boston and eager to know the meteorological situa(...)