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Heading to work in the City of London: all eyes are on the UK capital today. Photograph: Getty

Stocks rallied globally as the outlook for US-China trade took a positive turn. Sterling strengthened as Theresa May vowed to fight a challenge to he(...)

British Prime Minister Theresa  May is facing a no confidence vote after 48 Conservative MPs sent letters indicating a loss of belief in her ability to successfully navigate a Brexit deal. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Stocks advanced globally following positive signs on the outlook for US-China trade talks, and the pound edged higher even as a vote of confidence in (...)

  Paschal Donohoe  with Christine Lagarde: the Minister is in Washington for meetings with senior officials from the Trump administration and   the IMF. Photograph: Marty Katz/ washingtonphotographer.com

There is no scope to reopen Britain’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said. In a speech to the(...)

 US president Donald Trump  argues about border security with senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (right) and incoming House majority leader Nancy Pelosi as vice-president Mike Pence looks on in the Oval Office in Washington, DC. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to shut down the federal government if he does not secure funding for the Mexican border wall in an (...)

The Aughinish Alumina refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will meet US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin in Washington on Tuesday amid growing concern over continuing US sa(...)

Helena Molony (1883–1967), actor, republican, trade unionist, and feminist, was born on January 15th, 1883, at 8 Cole’s Lane, off Henry Street in Dubl(...)

The Alouette Correctional Centre for Women, where Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is being held on an extradition warrant.

China’s foreign ministry called in the US ambassador on Sunday to lodge a “strong protest” over the arrest in Canada of Huawei’s chief financial offic(...)

Robert Mueller: his inquiry into Donald Trump’s election campaign team links with Russia is set to lodge documents in courts in Washington and New York. Photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP

Further insight into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into contacts between Donald Trump’s election campaign team and Russia is expected(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Worries about US bond markets signalling an impending recession, and a still rumbling trade war between the world’s top two economies, saw European sh(...)

US senator Lindsey Graham speaks to reporters after attending a closed-door briefing on the death of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, by CIA Director Gina Haspel at the US Capitol in Washington on December 4th Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US senators blasted Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday after receiving a classified briefing from CIA director Gina Haspel on the death(...)

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