Traders working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Ireland’s Iseq share index fell below the 6,400-point level to a 22-month low on Monday as European markets sold off on a deepening stand-off between (...)

Migrants aboard the Aquarius rescue ship run by non-governmental organisations  SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres. Photograph: Maud Veith/AFP/Getty Images

One in five migrants died or disappeared trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya in September, the highest proportion of deaths recorded on t(...)

The  Aquarius rescue vessel pictured during a rescue drill between Lampedusa and Tunisia on June 23rd last. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

The Panama Maritime Authority has revoked the registration of search-and-rescue ship Aquarius 2 in a move that means there will be no charity rescue s(...)

The Autostrade per l’Italia headquarters, in Rome. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP Photo

Italy’s sovereign debt may swell by as much as €9.4 billion if the government goes ahead with plans to nationalise the toll roads run by Atlantia’s un(...)

A stretch of the Morandi Bridge is seen days after a section of it collapsed on August 19th, 2018 in Genoa, Italy. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images.

The search operation for those missing after a motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa ended overnight after the last three bodies(...)

A general view of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in  Genoa, Italy. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

At least 35 people were killed when a bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa, police said on Wednesday after firemen worked through the ni(...)

A scene from ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’

In November 1993, 11-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo was abducted by the Sicilian Mafia in order to silence his father, a gangster who had become a “penti(...)

Trade worries: G7 summit host, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau walk to greet other leaders attending the meeting in Charlevoix,  Canada. Photograph: Getty

European shares fell on Friday as worries about global trade and an economic slowdown in the region weighed on investor sentiment ahead of a European (...)

Italian premier Giuseppe Conte (right) and labour minister Luigi Di Maio  ahead of a confidence vote on the government’s programme  on  June 6th, 2018.  Photograph: AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia

Frankfurt’s European Central Bank doesn’t do forgiveness. Like the corner shops of old, there should be a sign up in the lobby: “Please don’t ask for (...)

German chancellor Angela has congratulated Italian PM Giuseppe Conte in a phone call and invited him for talks in Berlin. Photograph: Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out debt relief for Italy, saying in a newspaper interview published on Sunday that the principle of solidar(...)

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