Building materials group and index heavyweight, CRH, added 2.31 per cent to €32.27, a move traders attributed to hopes of a US stimulus programme. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gains for travel and banking stocks on the back of hopes for a Brexit deal and US stimulus package boosted European markets on Tuesday. DUBLIN Stron(...)

Last year,  a Max jet operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed just five months after another owned by Indonesia’s Lion Air plunged into the sea. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Boeing hid design flaws in its 737 Max jet from both pilots and regulators as it raced to have the aeroplane certified as fit to fly, according to a d(...)

American entrepreneur Chuck Feeney (centre) signs papers to dissolve his Atlantic Philanthropies foundation at his office in San Francisco. The signing was witnessed by Christopher Oechsli, president and chief executive of the foundation, and Mr Feeney’s wife Helga.

Veteran American entrepreneur Chuck Feeney has signed the papers to dissolve his Atlantic Philanthropies foundation that provided more than $8 billion(...)

US senator Ed Markey raises hands with his wife, Susan Blumenthal, after speaking at a primary election night event at Malden Public Library on September 1st, 2020 in Malden, Massachusetts. Photograph: Allison Dinner/Getty Images

Senator Ed Markey staved off a Democratic primary challenge from Joe Kennedy III on Tuesday, the first time a member of the Kennedy family has lost a (...)

Fans attending the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals at Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York city

The maker of the popular video game Fortnite has launched a legal challenge to Apple and its practice of taking a 30 per cent cut of app revenues, aft(...)

Former US president Barack Obama speaking during the funeral of late civil rights leader John Lewis in Atlanta on Thursday. Photograph:  Alyssa Pointer/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Barack Obama called for sweeping reform to US voting laws during his eulogy at the funeral of civil rights activist and veteran congressman John Lewis(...)

John Lewis, the non-violent civil rights campaigner who marched with Martin Luther King Jr and nearly died from police beatings before serving for decades as a US congressman, has died at age 80. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

John Lewis, a pioneer of the civil rights movement and long-time member of the US House of Representatives, died on Friday aged 80. Lewis, a Democrat(...)

Republican senator from Georgia Kelly Loeffler said she and her husband – the chairman of the New York Stock Exchange – had ‘acted entirely appropriately and observed both the letter and the spirit of the law’. Photograph:  Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Federal investigators are ramping up their inquiries into at least two US senators who sold shares before the US stock market crashed due to coronavir(...)

Roger Stone (centre), a longtime political advisor to US president Donald  Trump, and his wife Nydia (left) arrive for his sentencing hearing at the DC Federal District Court in Washington, DC on Thursday. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Roger Stone, the longtime confidant of Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison following nearly two weeks of controversy over how the (...)

Donald Trump’s trial opens in the Senate today. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images.

The US Senate on Tuesday may begin to hear opening arguments in an impeachment trial to determine whether to remove President Donald Trump from office(...)

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