What is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide? What is the epidemic that currently affects more than 350 million people around the globe, (...)

Concerns about the bailout of Cyprus and plans to impose a levy on bank deposits on the island resulted in Europe an stocks retreating yesterday. B(...)

A man withdraws money from an automatic teller machine at a branch of Bank of Cyprus. A euro zone proposal would see Cyprus receive a bailout worth ¤10 billion but it has demanded depositors in its banks forfeit some money to stave off bankruptcy. Photograph: Reuters

Cyprus has postponed its parliamentary vote on a bank deposits levy until tomorrow.  Yiannakis Omirou, the speaker of parliament, said the(...)

heir first reaction to the €10 billion Cypriot bailout deal today, amid fear that the deal could spark contagion across the euro zone. (...)

EU finance ministers in Brussels earlier this month.  Photograph: Eric Vidal

Finance ministers of the 17 euro zone states confirmed their commitment to adjust the maturities of the EFSF loans which contributed to the bai(...)

Small queues of people have gathered at cash machines across Cyprus to withdraw money, while co-operative credit societies had to shut yesterday to prevent a run on deposits. Photograph:  Yiannis Nisiotis/Reuters

Cyprus ’s parliament today postponed a crucial debate and vote on a levy on all bank deposits that the cash-strapped country’s creditors deman(...)

A 1978 VW Camper mini bus. VW’s future is being decided in China, Russia, India, the Americas and 
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southeast Asia its chief executive has said. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

CANTILLON: Commentators who claim the recession is hitting the middle classes more than the wealthy need look no further than the motor industr(...)

You hear the phrase so often these days, you’d almost believe it was a useful thing to say. It’s so pervasive you might even be convinced it wa(...)

Fancy a weekend break in jail?
  • Travel
  • March 16, 2013, 06:00

You may have stayed in places where the staff is surly and rude, but you rarely expect it. At Latvia ’s Karosta Prison Hotel, it’s the main att(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says EU must stick to pledge on debt relief for Ireland. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said Ireland ’s expected return to long-term bond markets this year should not undermine his demands in Europe for fur(...)