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Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to support moves by world leaders to overhaul the rules of business taxation, an iniative designed to stamp out aggre(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting of the G8 on Tuesday at Lough Erne,   Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/ WPA Pool /Getty Images

Global leaders meeting in Co Fermanagh signed a 10-point plan to stamp out aggressive tax evasion and avoidance by big business. Although the leaders (...)

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, left, speaks during an interview with a German newspaper in Damascus. Photograph: Reuters/Sana/Handout

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has warned Britain and France against arming rebels fighting his government, which he said would turn the Middle East(...)

Violent sectarian spillover from the Syrian conflict reached across southern Lebanon today, with armed clashes by rival groups of Sunni and Shia milit(...)

Residents gather yesterday at a coffee shop that was destroyed in a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad. Five people were killed and 20 were wounded in the attack on Sunday night. Photograph: Saad Shalash/Reuters

Two co-ordinated suicide bombings at a Shia Muslim mosque in Baghdad killed at least 29 worshippers at noon prayers today. The first bomber detonated (...)

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso speaks at a news conference before the start of a G8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.

Tax avoidance was nearly knocked off the G8 agenda when Barack Obama announced that the US would provide military support to the Syrian opposition for(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron (5th from left) has a group photograph taken with (l-r) European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso; Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe; German chancellor Angela Merkel; Russia’s president Vladimir Putin; Cameron; US president Barack Obama; France’s president Francois Hollande; Canada’s prime minister Stephen Harper; Italy’s prime minister Enrico Letta and European Council president Herman Van Rompuy, at the G8 Summit, at Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh, today. Photograpgh: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Russia’s Vladimir Putin derailed Barack Obama’s efforts to win backing for the downfall of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad at a G8 summit today, warning(...)

British Prime Minister David Cameron chairs an EU/US trade discussion with EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso; US President Barack Obama; German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

The sign by the main road into the Lough Erne resort said it all: “Obama in Fermanagh, we’re putting the spuds on.” For his Russian counterpart, the m(...)

US president Barack Obama reacts as the sun comes out as he works alongside Britain’s prime minister David Cameron and students on a school project about the G8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

World leaders meeting at the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh have called for flexibility in fiscal policy as they seek to overcome weak prospects for the gl(...)

World leaders meeting at the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh have called for flexibility in fiscal policy as they seek to overcome weak prospects for the gl(...)

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