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Asos stock closed Tuesday at 5,000 pence, valuing the business at £4.2 billion. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

British online fashion retailer Asos narrowly beat forecasts with a 28 per cent rise in 2017/18 profit, maintained guidance for its new financial year(...)

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Strong workers’ rights, institutions and a dynamic business environment have helped the Republic to maintain its competitiveness ranking for the secon(...)

Frankie  Dettori celebrates Enable’s victory in the Qatar  Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at  Longchamp. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

Enable is a heavy odds-on favourite to become the first Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner to also land the Breeders Cup Turf. The dual Arc heroine has(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev speaks on the night of the referendum on changing Macedonia’s name. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/File Photo/Reuters

The referendum in Macedonia on September 30th was a massive Yes vote for a change of name to “Republic of North Macedonia”, but the low turnout (less (...)

Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia arrives with his entourage at the Future Investment Initiative conference at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 24th, 2017. Photograph: Tasneem Alsultan/New York Times

Looming over the disappearance and presumed murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a 33-year-old prince, whose ruthless pursuit of po(...)

Wholesale energy prices are almost 50 per cent higher than 12 months ago, according to latest Bord Gáis Energy Index. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

Wholesale energy prices are almost 50 per cent higher than 12 months ago, according to latest Bord Gáis Energy Index. Oil prices rallied 7 per cent (...)

Shohrat Zakir, the number two Communist Party official. “Through vocational training, most trainees have been able to reflect on their mistakes and see clearly the essence and harm of terrorism and religious extremism.” Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AP

A senior Chinese Communist Party official has defended the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in the restive western region of Xinjiang, saying the camp(...)

Minister of State Pat Breen. Photograph: Tom Honan.

It was “unwise”of Minister of State Pat Breen to pass on an invitation from a key bidder for the National Broadband Plan to his then senior colleague (...)

Mother of five  Emma Mhic Mhathúna  settled for €7.5million her action over her CervicalCheck smears. Photograph: Collins Courts

The case of Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who died of cancer nine days ago, was raised in the High Court today. The 37-year-old mother of five, who settled fo(...)

Jim Mattis: described by  Donald Trump as ‘sort of a Democrat’. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US defence secretary Jim Mattis said president Donald Trump has reassured him of his full support after the Republican president described his Pentago(...)

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