Among those affected by the US temporary ban are skilled foreign workers entering on H-1B visas and managers and specialised workers being transferred within a company on L visas – both visa types used by tech companies. Photoraph: iStock

Top US technology companies including Amazon and Facebook have filed a legal brief backing a challenge to US president Donald Trump’s temporary ban on(...)

Ivanka Trump endorsing a product on social media this week, prompting concerns that she violated US government ethics rules. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

America’s National Association of Manufacturers gave Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, its prestigious Alexander Hamilton award this year. “Like(...)

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Four of the five biggest US technology giants boosted their lobbying spending last year as they battled charges of unfair competition, sought to shap(...)

 Containers  at the Yangshan Deep Water Port, part of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, in Shanghai, China.

China responded swiftly to the latest round of tariffs on Chinese products from Washington by placing a 25 per cent trade tariffs on a list of 106 US (...)

A classic car passes in front of the American embassy in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Alejandro Ernesto/EPA

The United States has ordered more than half of its diplomatic personnel to leave Cuba, amid growing concern about a spate of illnesses and maladies t(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has proposed the introduction of standardised or plain packaging of tobacco products. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Some of America’s largest business organisations have urged the Taoiseach to rethink plans to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. Such a m(...)