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Taoiseach Enda Kenny and science student Barbara Wood at the UCD Centre for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery in Belfield, Dublin. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

You have your CAO offer, and you’re all set for the college experience. Psyched and nervous, you make plans for where you will live, what clubs and(...)

A man walks past JPMorgan Chase’s international headquarters on Park Avenue in New York. The news that JPMorgan Chase is being investigated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over its hiring policy in China has not been widely reported in China. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Burton

Reports that US authorities have opened an investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help it win b(...)

Authorities suspect JPMorgan routinely hired young associates from well-connected families that ultimately offered business to the bank. Photograph: Getty Images

US federal authorities have opened a bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help the ba(...)

File photograph from 2010 of China’s former Chongqing Municipality Communist Party secretary Bo Xilai, who is due in court on Thursday. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

The trial of disgraced senior Chinese politician Bo Xilai will start on Thursday when he will face charges of bribery, corruption and abuse of power,(...)

President Vladimir Putin: ’The damage is extensive, but the most significant achievement is there have been no casualties. We should not relax.’ Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Five regions in Russia’s eastern regions declared a state of emergency amid flooding assessed by the national weather centre as the worst in the co(...)

A policeman tries to stop a television news crew from running towards the court where the appeal verdict of Liu Hui was announced in the Huairou district of Beijing yesterday. A court rejected an appeal by Liu Hui, brother-in-law of jailed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, upholding his 11-year sentence on fraud charges. Photograph: Reuters/Petar Kujundzic

A Chinese court has thrown out an appeal by the brother-in-law of Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, upholding his 11-year s(...)

Losses continued to mount last year at the ethical clothing company founded by Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson. New figures lodged with the Companies Of(...)

An image posted on Sina Weibo microblogging website of the ’lion’ in Luohe zoo

We’re not lion, honest. A zoo in the central China city of Luohe has closed after being caught attempting to pass off a Tibetan mastiff as a lion. The(...)

Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley have held talks with one of China’s biggest bad banks about investing in its $1.5 billion stake sale a(...)

Ryanair fell 3 per cent in line with the broader aviation sector but it generally outperformed its peers. Rising oil prices have affected the industry.

Global equity markets swooned and bond prices slid yesterday after slowly improving US jobs data and gains in consumer prices added weight to the view(...)

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