Hong Kong’s Hang Seng closed more than 2 per cent lower and Japan’s Nikkei 225 ended the Tokyo trading session down more than 3 per cent.

Wall Street stocks joined a global equities slide, with technology shares sustaining the biggest blows over concerns that rising inflation will prompt(...)

Pharma stocks slipped on Wall Street after US president Joe Biden backed intellectual property waivers for vaccines. Photograph: Angela Weiss / AFP

The major European indices closed slightly higher on Thursday, as Belgian brewing giant AB Inbev and several euro zone banks reported strong earnings,(...)

The ‘Boystown’ platform has existed since at least June 2019 and was only accessible via the so-called darknet, the Frankfurt public prosecutor’s office and the BKA Federal Police say. File photograph: iStock

An online platform said to be one of the largest websites for child sexual abuse images in the world has been closed down by German police after a len(...)

The investment bank’s resilience shone through last year, helping Deutsche eke out a small profit for 2020, its first after five years of losses. Photograph: Armando Babani/AFP

Deutsche Bank posted a better-than-expected net profit for the first quarter, driven by its investment banking activities which outperformed major US (...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald outside Stormont in Belfast, speaking to media following a loyalist protest in the city against Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has been accused of being “completely disingenuous” in implying that other parties use the electoral register in th(...)

The Dublin Airport Crowne Plaza hotel, one of the mandatory quarantine hotels. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

A High Court judge has said he is satisfied that the State has made every effort it could to ensure that an Irish couple are able to return to Ireland(...)

Nico Bühler, his wife Justine and their 3-month-old daughter Lucille  travelled back from Strasbourg. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Dublin Airport is a forlorn looking place these days. It was once the busiest transport hub in Ireland throbbing with passengers from before dawn to l(...)

Over the last 20 years, national income per head has grown faster here than in the UK, and is now about 10 per cent higher than across the water. Photograph: iStock

With the exception of the second World War, there has always been free movement for people between Ireland and Great Britain. This has also included t(...)

Police “wanted” poster of former Wirecard chief operating officer Jan Marsalek. Wirecard declared bankruptcy last year following revelations of deceptive accounting to the tune of €2 billion. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

It takes just seconds for hardcore Wirecard junkies to spot the greatest fake of The Great Fake, a new docudrama into Germany’s greatest postwar busi(...)

Bicyclists roll past apartments so well insulated that they require almost no energy to heat, in the newly developed Bahnstadt neighborhood, in Heidelberg, Germany. Photograph: Felix Schmitt/The New York Times

From pop-up bike lanes in Berlin to park-bay cafes in Munich, Germany’s big cities embraced the Covid-19 pandemic as a chance to test new projects. B(...)

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