Customers at the new Amazon bookstore - the online retail behemoth’s seventh bricks-and-mortar store - at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in Manhattan

Jeff Bezos, the chief executive of Amazon, has often struck a defiant tone when asked about the company’s dominance of the book industry. “Amazon is n(...)

 Paddy Power Betfair’s chairman Gary McCann  and chief executive Breon Corcoran: will pay up to $48 million (€37 million) for Draft. Photograph: Eric Luke

Paddy Power Betfair may look at other deals in the US following its purchase there of fantasy sports business, Draft, according to chief executive Bre(...)

Then FBI director James Comey testifying  before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on May 3rd. He was fired on May 9th. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York

By the end, neither of them thought much of the other. After President Donald Trump accused his predecessor in March of wiretapping him, James Comey, (...)

A self-proclaimed Nazi who received approval to change his last name to Hitler has had the change legally go into effect. Isidore Heath Campbell, fro(...)

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner with his wife Ivanka Trumpwatch as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US president Donald Trump hold a joint news conference in Washington. Photograph: Reuters

Donald Trump’s administration is facing new questions about conflicts of interest after Jared Kushner’s family staged events events in China to woo we(...)

Diaceutics has helped put in place structures that gave 48,000 cancer patients in the EU and US access to biomarker testing. Above, a cancer cell

Irish medtech firm Diaceutics is set to add 30 jobs to its workforce in the coming year, as the company targets further growth in the EU, the US, Sout(...)

The Teflon Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA/iStock

Before Bertie Ahern, it was just that slippy stuff that stopped your sausages sticking to the frying pan on a Sunday morning. But owing to the former(...)

The new private school will be based in a converted office block formerly used by Microsoft in   Leopardstown. Photograph: Carl O’Brien

There is something attractive about other people’s educations compared to our own: American high schools, Hogwarts, Malory Towers – anything other tha(...)

US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan  speaks on the proposed American Health Care Act along with other Republican leaders during a news conference in Washington on  March 15th. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk/New York Times

US president Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party, when Republican leaders pulled le(...)

A fountain is covered in ice on Monday as the weather in US continues to be below freezing. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/EPA/Getty Images

A number have flights from Ireland to US airports were cancelled on Tuesday as blizzard warnings were issued for the east coast of the United States. (...)