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Works by Ann Mc Bride at the Clay/Works exhibition at Dublin Castle

Clay/Works, the annual members exhibition of Ceramics Ireland, is open at the Printworks in Dublin Castle and runs until August 31st, showcasing the w(...)

Financier Jeffrey Epstein in 2017. File photograph: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services/Handout/Reuters

Jeffrey Epstein’s death has been ruled a suicide, the medical examiner’s office in New York said on Friday. Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell a(...)

Replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile (C) and South Korea’s Hawk missiles (R) are displayed at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on August 16, 2019. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea’s pre(...)

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Employing more women brings a stock market boost, according to Morgan Stanley research on how diversity links to share prices. Annual returns for bu(...)

“We shouldn’t ignore that this historically reliable indicator of the economy is telling us a recession may be looming,” said Kerry Craig, global market strategist for JP Morgan

Asian stock markets skidded on Thursday following a sharp retreat on Wall Street amid rising fears of slowing global growth as a closely-watched US fi(...)

Instead of sending signals of support to the pro-democracy activists who have taken to the city’s streets in defiance of the Beijing-backed leadership,  Donald Trump has dismissed the demonstrations as ‘riots’ while sticking closely to Communist Party talking points by stating that the issue was one ‘between Hong Kong and China’. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

After a tumultuous few weeks, Asia seems to be on the brink of multiple crises at once. India’s suspension of Kashmir’s autonomous status, continuing (...)

Swedish and EU flag outside the Swedish Parliament. Stockholm on Wednesday sold 1.5 billion Swedish krona (€140 million) of government bonds with an average yield of minus 0.295 per cent

Sweden has joined the club of countries that have sold 10-year debt at a negative yield in a sign of how the dramatic rally in the global fixed-income(...)

Johnny Sexton - who turned 34 last month - is currently training with the Irish rugby squad as they prepare for a tilt at the upcoming World Cup in Japan. Photograph: Inpho

Accumulated profits at the management company owned by Ireland and Leinster rugby player Johnny Sexton rose last year to €1.84 million. Sexton’s JAS (...)

‘Free money – it’s sort of an insane concept.’ Above, Alice in Wonderland

Making an investment that is guaranteed to lose money sounds like something that would cost you your job. But in bond markets, it has become a fact of(...)

James Lowe underwent surgery following last season’s Pro14 final against the Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen is optimistic that James Lowe will be back as Leinster’s Pro14 campaign gets underway against Benetton Treviso on Septe(...)

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