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(...)

Workers unloading bags of chemicals at a port in Zhangjiagang in China’s eastern Jiangsu province.  Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

China and the United States will hold lower-level trade talks this month, offering hope that they might resolve an escalating tariff war that threaten(...)

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in Washington in June. Photograph: Reuters

Defence lawyers for Paul Manafort rested their case on Tuesday without calling any witnesses or having the former Trump campaign chairman testify in (...)

Rick Gates (right), testifies on the fifth day of the trial of Paul Manafort (front left), on bank and tax fraud charges. Sketch: Bill Hennessy/Reuters

US prosecutors plan to wrap up their tax and bank fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Monday, making it likely the cas(...)

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European shares advanced and US equity futures drifted with Asian stocks as investors hit pause on a selloff triggered by worries over growing threats(...)

US President Donald Trump signs a proclamation declaring his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement  at the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

US president Donald Trump defied international allies and announced America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement on Tuesday, unravelling years(...)

Aluminium ingots  stored at the foundry shop of the Rusal Krasnoyarsk aluminium smelter in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, last year. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Debt issued by the Dublin-based vehicle used by Russian aluminium giant Rusal to raise finance in international markets has been impacted by sanctions(...)

 The cyberattacks, beginning in at least 2013, pilfered more than 31 terabytes of academic data and intellectual property from 144 US universities and 176 universities in 21 other countries, the US Department of Justice said. Photograph: iStockphoto

The US on Friday announced sanctions against nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, incl(...)

US president Donald Trump holds up a signed presidential memorandum targeting China’s economic aggression in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Fears of a global trade war have intensified as US president Donald Trump announced new tariffs on Chinese imports on Thursday, doubling-down on the p(...)

Shares of Broadcom, which is effectively barred from continuing its hostile pursuit of Qualcomm, rose nearly 3 per cent in morning trading. Qualcomm shares fell 3.5 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

Broadcom chief executive Hock Tan is unlikely to put the brakes on his acquisition spree after the microchip maker’s $117 billion bid for rival Qualc(...)

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