President Vladimir Putin of Russia, second from left, speaks to  US secretary of state John Kerry, right, at the UN climate change conference in Paris. Photograph: New York Times

US president Barack Obama has told crucial climate change talks in Paris the negotiations represent an act of defiance after the attacks in t(...)

Oisin Hanrahan got the idea for Handy while developing properties in Budapest, when he noticed how difficult it was to find a trustworthy cleaner.  Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/SPORTSFILE/Web Summit

Thirty-two year old Dubliner Oisin Hanrahan is cleaning up, literally. His start-up Handy, which provides cleaning and DIY services, is pulli(...)

Dave McKay,  Royal Bank of Canada: “I want RBC to matter – to our clients, to our people and in our communities – both here in Canada and around the world, wherever we do business.”    Photograph: Aaron Harris/Bloomberg

How do you take a successful company – one already highly regarded by employees, customers, and shareholders alike – and reignite people’s pas(...)

A still image  from video footage  shows a burning trail as a plane comes down after being shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border. Photograph: EPA

In the blue sky above northern Syria, a dark shape moved. It was a Russian SU-24 attack aircraft. Over the past week, Russian jets based at the Khmeim(...)

Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen America, reacts to being mobbed by the media at the LA Auto Show last week.

Americans think Volkswagen Group’s US$1,000 no-strings compensation package for Audi, VW motorists isn’t commensurate with the emissions offence, whi(...)

No explosives were found on board a Turkish Airlines flight bound for Turkey that was forced to divert to Halifax in Canada after a bomb threat, Canadian police said on Sunday. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

No explosives were found on board a Turkish Airlines flight bound for Istanbul from New York that was forced to divert to Halifax in Canada after a bo(...)

Bad Hofgastein is a very pretty town surrounded by high mountains.

I want to go to the Norica Hotel in Bad Hofgastein, in Austria, next May with two friends. We have picked this hotel for its thermal spa, nice walk(...)

Daniel Craig  as James Bond in the film Spectre.

If you want to drop a plumb line into the soul of England today, you could do worse than to watch the two biggest-grossing films in Britain last weeke(...)

A genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon. Photograph: Barrett and Mackay Photography/The New York Times

US health regulators have cleared the way for a type of genetically engineered Atlantic salmon to be farmed for human consumption - the first such app(...)

Air France Airbus 380, Flight 65, sits on the runway at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Photograph: AFP

Two Air France flights bound for Paris from the US were diverted to Salt Lake City and Halifax, Canada, on Wednesday morning after the airline receive(...)