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The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

Wind regularly meets more than half of Denmark’s demand for power.

With its lively waterfront, tree-lined canal, and redbrick buildings topped by steep gunmetal-grey roofs, Aarhus looks like just another coastal city (...)

Facebook’s cryptocurrency libra is set to launch in the first half of 2020. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters

A senior member of the Swiss National Bank said he was open-minded about Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, while an Italian official looked for more (...)

Swiss authorities will not disclose where Peter Conlon is being held.

The court-sanctioned investigation into the alleged embezzlement of charities by Irish businessman Peter Conlon is shifting to Switzerland as the liqu(...)

Peter Conlon

Irish entrepreneur Peter Conlon, whose online donations platform is alleged to have withheld €3.8 million from charities, has been in custody in Switz(...)

A rate of 13 per cent would leave Geneva with the third most attractive corporate tax system in Switzerland. Photograph: iStock

When the European Union pressured Switzerland to scrap tax breaks for foreign companies, Geneva had most to lose. Now, the canton that is home to almo(...)

The gains have come as Russia’s military intervention in the Syrian conflict has added a new and uncertain dimension to tensions in the Middle East. Photograph: China Newsphoto/Reuters

Oil prices are on course for one of the biggest weekly gains in six years as rising geopolitical tensions and signs of slowing output brought buyers b(...)

Brent crude oil prices fell towards $48 a barrel on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its forecast for global economic growth in 2015 (...)

In Zürich’s ‘Tages-Anzeiger’, the growing unease is front-page news. Under the headline “Concern examines shifting base to Ireland” the paper reported that an unnamed energy company, employing 40,000 people worldwide, had already called in consultants

Ireland could emerge as a winner from the recent Swiss vote to reintroduce inward migration quotas, including on EU citizens. The decisio(...)