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A Syrian Kurdish woman hangs out washing at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens: the highest number of asylum claims came from Syria, Pakistan, Albania, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. Photograph: AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris

There will be “virtually no impact” from additional refugees on the workforce population in Ireland by December 2020, the latest International Migrati(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban before the vote on the “Stop Soros” package of Bills, at the Parliament in Budapest, on Wednesday. Photograph: Tamas Kaszas/Reuters

Hungary has passed swingeing anti-immigration reforms to allow the imprisonment of people who help asylum seekers and to ban any “alien population” fr(...)

Traders  in the  NYSE as markets react to worries of a trade war between the US and China. Photograph: Epa/Justin Lane

European shares climbed on Wednesday but the modest rebound failed to erase the previous session’s losses as investors’ fears about an ongoing trade d(...)

Volvo now has a manufacturing presence in all three continents at the heart of the dispute, as it added a factory in Charleston, South Carolina, to facilities in its homeland of Sweden, Belgium and China

The chief executive of Volvo Cars has called for China and Europe to lower their tariffs on cars as he admitted he was “very disturbed” by President D(...)

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne will tell the Oireachtas finance committee on Thursday that the bank has had to hold additional capital on its balan(...)

German finance minister Olaf Scholz and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire agreed the terms of the proposal. Photograph: EPA

The Department of Finance has played down moves by France and Germany to advance plans for a common corporation tax regime across the euro zone, a mov(...)

Rubella – or German measles – was long considered an innocuous childhood infection, causing a trassient rash and swollen glands. Photograph: Milos Bataveljic/Getty Images

Rubella – or German measles – was long considered innocuous. A mild childhood infection among children aged four to nine years, it typically caused a (...)

Some of the male participants scheduled to speak at the MacGill Summer School

The theme of this year’s MacGill Summer School is “the future of Ireland in a new Europe. ” Women, you might be forgiven for thinking, will play a sig(...)

Migrants sit on the deck of the Italian navy ship Orione as the ship enters the port of Valencia. Photograph: Pau Barren/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland must raise its “humanitarian voice” and call for an urgent solution to European political dispute around asylum procedures and the resettlemen(...)

Shoppers walk past a Debenhams shop in Oxford Street,  London.  The group’s poor performance has been blamed on increased discounting by rival high street retailers. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty

What shape will the British high street be in this time next year? The omens are not looking good, with more gloomy news from the retail sector on Tue(...)

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