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From the 47th floor (about half the height of our mountain in Wicklow) I had a panoramic vista

I just spent a month in a Chicago apartment and I might be a changed man. My balcony opened onto a forest of skyscrapers: each one a concrete, glass o(...)

A police handout of missing child Timmothy Pitzen.  Photograph: Aurora Police Department via AP

A teen who told Kentucky police he was Timmothy Pitzen, an Illinois boy who went missing in 2011, is not the long-lost child, the FBI said on Thursday(...)

The millions who enjoyed Get Out will expect a debate about socio-political discontents

US ★★★★☆ Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Evan Alex,(...)

Shareholders in Cuisine de France owner Aryzta will, for now, accept steadiness. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Long-suffering investors in Aryzta could be forgiven for growing tired of peering through the greasy oven window for signs of life in the baked goods (...)

Paul Coulson, whose Ardagh Group swung to a net loss of $94 million last year as it contends with weakness in the US mass beer market. Photograph: Alan Betson

Glass bottle and metal containers giant Ardagh Group, led by Irish financier Paul Coulson, swung into a net loss of $94 million (€83 million) last yea(...)

California attorney general Xavier Becerra:  Suing   Trump over his emergency declaration to fund wall on  US-Mexico border. Photograph: Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo

California and 15 other US states have filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the US-Mexico border. Californi(...)

US engineer Albert Santiago. His case was adjourned until November. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

An American engineer working for a US pharmaceutical company went beserk after mixing drink with prescription medicines and put people’s lives at risk(...)

Jeffrey Lichtman, lawyer for, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’,  arrives at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in New York on February 6th. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Whatever happens in the jury room in Brooklyn this Monday morning, people outside are starting to think the unthinkable: that Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmá(...)

Gatorade has  created a patch that it claims will let you know you’re dehydrated by simply looking at it.

Someday soon, perhaps within a year, you’ll be able to slap a soft, stretchy patch on to your arm that tells you if you’re dehydrated. Or that your el(...)

Financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh said the “footprint adjustment” was aimed at improving the group’s competitiveness.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Irish financier Paul Coulson’s Ardagh Group revealed on Thursday that it plans to close a second US glass-container plant in a little over a years, si(...)

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