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The nascent Italian coalition parties proposed Giuseppe Conte (above), a little-known 53-year-old professor who  hardly any political experience, as prime minister for the alliance.

Italian bond markets were hit hard in heavy trading volumes on Monday as investors prepared for heightened political uncertainty while the nascent coa(...)

President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China: investors globally were cheered by easing trade tensions between the US and China. Photograph: NYT

The Iseq surged 1.2 per cent on Monday, helped by a surge by Ryanair, one of the index’s heavyweight stocks, and as investors globally were cheered by(...)

People pay their respects in front of dozens of coffins containing remains of more than 600 victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. File photograph: Themistocles Hakizimana/Reuters

Between 2001 and 2015, sales of translated fiction grew by 96 per cent. One reason, argues Daniel Hahn, who last year established a prize for first tr(...)

Italy’s Five-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio who has promised to spend more, boost growth and ignore EU budget rules.

Beware the arrival of the mini-BoTs. No, it’s not the latest sci-fi film, but the reaction of the markets to the prospect that the new populist govern(...)

Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, who has been proposed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League as Italy’s new prime minister.

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League have proposed Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, as the country’s new(...)

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary during a Bloomberg Television interview in London on Monday, May 21st. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Ryanair shares surged on Monday after the airline reported that profits grew 10 per cent to €1.45 billion in the 12 months ended March 31st, 2018. The(...)

 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte celebrates with the FA Cup trophy after his side’s victory over Manchester United at Wembley stadium, London. Photograph: EPA

By the time talk turned to Antonio Conte’s future on Saturday night, the Italian’s hair was lank with champagne, silverware was acting as a shield and(...)

By my calculation I should have died before I was born. You may think that illogical or that I am not particularly good at maths. In truth, I may not (...)

Looking for a luxury resort at a bargain price? Choose your wedding date wisely. “If you can travel outside of peak dates such as July, August, and ho(...)

So you want all the plants? Photograph: Getty

It’s that time of year again when Ireland’s garden centres, hardware stores and supermarket chains are filled with cheery displays of annual bedding p(...)

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