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Reading Girl in White and Yellow by Henri Matisse (1919), one of seven paintings stolen last October from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam

A woman in Romania is suspected of burning several multi-million euro paintings - including a Matisse, a Picasso and a Monet - after museum officia(...)

Barry O’Leary chief executive of the IDA said:  “We do promote the tax credits that are available for research and development investment.”

“Cautiously optimistic” is the line from IDA Ireland on the state of foreign direct investment into Ireland for the remainder of the year. Given the l(...)

Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem: said Robeco bonuses were “not in the spirit of the times”. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The Dutch government is to introduce tough legislation which will cap performance-related bonuses in the financial services sector at 20 per cent, des(...)

The Gold Classic brand with an estimated street value of €4.6m were discovered by Revenue Customs officers.  Photograph: Revenue The Gold Classic brand with an estimated street value of €4.6m were discovered by Revenue Customs officers in an unaccompanied container which arrived on a ferry from the Netherlands. Photograph: Revenue

Some 10.4million cigarettes were seized by customs officers at Dublin Port today after arriving on a container shipped from Rotterdam.The Gold Classic(...)

Greenpeace demonstrators climb the Shard building, in central London. Greenpeace said  the six women  were protesting against drilling for oil in the Arctic. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Six Greenpeace protesters who scaled Britain’s tallest building have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass, Scotland Yard said tonight. Th(...)

Relatives of 8,000 Muslim men and boys slaughtered in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre walk between rows of coffins next to freshly-dug graves, looking for those belonging to their relatives  in March  2003. Photograph: Danilo Krstanovic/Reuters

There have been calls for an investigation into some €120 million in Dutch aid paid to rebuild the Bosnian mountain town of Srebrenica since the massa(...)

The European Commission has proposed creating an agency to salvage or shut failed banks but its power to clean up the euro zone’s financial sector will be tempered by resistance from Berlin, where chanceller Angela Merkel (centre) is facing into autumn elections. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters.

The European Commission today proposed creating an agency to salvage or shut failed banks, but the absence of an immediate backstop fund to pay for (...)

People wait outside an unemployment office in Madrid. The fear of being without work rose in seven of the 12 countries surveyed and was the top concern for 72 per cent of Spanish respondents and 69 per cent of French. Photograph: AP Photo/Andres Kudacki

Europeans are worried more about unemployment than any other social or economic problem, according to a new survey by the GfK market research group(...)

Wesley Barresi of the Netherlands attempts to stump Ireland’s Niall O’Brien in yesterday’s exciting tied game. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho

Standing with a paper cup of beer in one hand and a tennis ball in the other, Ireland coach Phil Simmons looked his usual chilled self in the aftermat(...)

Royal Dutch Shell has annoucned Ben van Beurden is to succeed Peter Voser as chief executive officer of the oil company Photograph: Simon Dawson/ Bloomberg.

Royal Dutch Shell has annoucned Ben van Beurden is to succeed Peter Voser as chief executive officer of Europe’s biggest oil company. Mr Van Beurden (...)

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