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‘Grid girls’ pose during the Dutch MotoGP qualifiers in June 2019 in Assen. Photograph:  Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images

Two high-profile sports stories in the Netherlands this week are reminders that although the march towards equality of the sexes may appear unstoppabl(...)

Fifty Shades of Grey set the record of being the fastest-selling paperback of all times when it launched in 2011.

Buoyant sales of her erotic book series in Ireland including Fifty Shades of Grey contributed to a 91 per cent boost in pre-tax profits at EL James’s (...)

Hodges Figgis, owned by Waterstones,  on Dawson Street.

To anyone who remembers the chaotic old Foyles bookstore in central London, its new incarnation a few doors further up Charing Cross Road is a remarka(...)

House builders had little relief on Wednesday, traders said, as Cairn Homes fell 1.96 per cent to €1.202

Shares tumbled on Wednesday as escalating trade tensions between the US and China fanned fears of slowing global growth. Dublin House builders had l(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Irish shares outperformed European peers yesterday but bank stocks in Italy took a hit as concerns about a possible fine on the country exacted a hea(...)

Hinch Yourself Happy: Sophie Hinchcliff has sold more than 160,000 copies of her book in the UK during its first week on sale

The spring clean season is in full swing if sales of the Instagrammer Mrs Hinch’s memoir-cum-cleaning manual, Hinch Yourself Happy, are anything to go(...)

Donald Trump speaks during a fundraising round-table in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has accused Latin American countries of sending criminals to the United States, vowing to increase US military presence at t(...)

Outgoing US Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles was appointed by President Donald Trump to lead the agency in April 2017. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/AFP/Getty Images

The White House announced the departure of the head of the Secret Service on Monday, less than 24 hours after the abrupt resignation of homeland secur(...)

Traders work on the floor of the NYSE. Wall Street’s main indexes swung between gains and losses on Thursday.

European shares pared early gains to finish lower on Thursday as optimism around some progress in US-China trade talks were outweighed by losses in ba(...)

A Homeland Security border patrol officer rides an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) past prototypes of US president Donald Trump’s proposed border wall in San Diego, California, in November 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

The US Department of Defense shifted $1 billion (€880m) to plan and build a 92km section of “pedestrian fencing”, roads and lighting along the border (...)

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