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Flying sweets. Photograph: Getty

When I was a kid, one of my favourite television shows was called UFO. Set in the dizzy future of 1980, it told the story of how a secret organisation(...)

US secretary of state Antony Blinken also raised other contentious topics, including China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

US secretary of state Antony Blinken stressed the need for co-operation and transparency over the origins of Covid-19 in a call with his Chinese count(...)

The DPC is Facebook’s lead regulator in the EU. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has given Facebook six weeks to respond to an investigation that may trigger a ban on the social media giant’s (...)

The Rotunda Maternity Hospital on Parnell Square, Dublin, was forced to cancel some appointments due to the cyber-attack on the HSE. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

The debilitating ransomware cyberattacks on the information technology systems within the HSE and Department of Health, while dramatic and shocking, a(...)

‘Unfortunately, Amazon’s reporting of its international affairs is perplexing and raises doubts about its tax affairs,’ wrote the authors of the study, who are three academics at City, University of London. Photograph: iStock

A study into the complex web of subsidiaries that make up the online retail giant Amazon has found the company takes advantage of generous tax credit (...)

A US military aircraft armed with cruise missiles. File photograph.  Photograph:  US Air Force/Getty

A US defence contractor has been fined $13 million (€10.8 million) for exporting sensitive military blueprints to Ireland and four other countries in (...)

Workers take a break while constructing funeral pyre plinths on barren land near a crematorium in New Delhi, India, on Thursday. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

India’s total Covid-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record daily infection and death tally, and as the government rejected (...)

Dublin already accounted for about 70 per cent of European CLO assets before the flight of Dutch vehicles. Now it’s home for almost the entire market.

On February 21st last year, the day Italy recorded its first Covid-19 death – a 78-year old retired roofer from a small town called Vo’, near Venice –(...)

The FTSE 100 has risen 4.3 per cent so far this year, supported by speedy vaccine rollouts and a raft of economic stimulus. Photograph: iStock

World stocks ran higher on Thursday following their slowest quarter in a year, as US economic strength offset the return to strict Covid-19 lockdown m(...)

The pan-European STOXX 600 index rose 0.2 per cent in early trading, hovering just 3 points below its all-time high

European stocks kicked off the new quarter with small gains on Thursday, as optimism around a new US government spending plan eclipsed concerns of an(...)

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