US stocks rose on Tuesday, helped by technology shares, as China stepped in to stabilise the yuan

US stocks rose on Tuesday, helped by technology shares, as China stepped in to stabilise the yuan. European shares finished lower, weighed down by tr(...)

Universal Music Group artist Taylor Swift performing earlier this year. Photograph: Christopher Polk / NBCU via Getty Images.

Vivendi is in talks to sell up to 20 per cent of Universal Music Group (UMG) to Tencent, valuing its prized asset at around 30 billion euros ($34 bill(...)

If you watched RTÉ’s Centenary in 2016, you may already be familiar with Sibéal Ní Chasaide. The then 18-year-old schoolgirl wowed audiences with a po(...)

Vodafone plans to create a separate European mobile masts company. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

European stocks nudged up in the final session of the week, as British, German and French stocks all finished higher. The tentative recovery came amid(...)

 Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab visiting a butcher’s shop in Oxshott, Surrey. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Image of the week: The British are “in a battle for the very existence of Britain”, according to weary former prime minister Gordon Brown. So on whic(...)

Me!: Taylor Swift with Brendon Urie in the star’s new video

After weeks of teasing, Taylor Swift has returned with a new single and a fresh colour palette ahead of what would be her seventh studio album. Me!, (...)

Blue Note: the label’s respect for music, and the musicians who made it, set it apart. Photograph: Tony Cenicola/NYT

“The Finest in Jazz since 1939” says the famous tag line, and 80 years later it’s still hard to disagree. The Blue Note label, which celebrates that r(...)

Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction.  File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

A singer-songwriter’s action against all five original members of boy band One Direction and others over alleged copyright infringement has been struc(...)

  An attendee    tries out the Lenovo augmented reality glasses at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February  2018. Photograph: Reuters

Foldable phones and 5G will be among the key talking points at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, the largest annual global gathering for t(...)

Insurer FBD was in demand, advancing 2.9 per cent to €8.50. Photograph: Dave Meehan

European shares advanced on Friday to their highest level in three months, as investors cheered reports of progress in US-China trade talks and as a E(...)

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