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Republican senator John Cornyn of Texas and Democrat senator Chuck Schumer of New York, who sponsored the legislation. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Relatives of the victims of the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the US have moved a step closer to being able to sue Saudi Arabia in American courts a(...)

Goal chief executive Barry Andrews: A US government investigation into alleged bribery and bid-rigging relating to humanitarian aid contracts for Syria has expanded to include 14 aid agencies and individuals and prompted Goal to replace a logistics team based in Turkey. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

A US government investigation into alleged bribery and bid-rigging relating to humanitarian aid contracts for Syria has expanded to include 14 aid age(...)

Michael O’Leary is among those who have signed a letter in support of Norwegian Air.  Photograph: Bloomberg

High-profile Irish business and political figures including Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary have voiced their support for Norwegian Air International’s effo(...)

Angel Gurria, secretary general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): the OECD’s report suggests global FDI increased by 25 per cent to $1.7 trillion in 2015. Photograph: Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images

Foreign direct investment (FDI) among top industrial countries almost doubled last year with large inflows recorded in Ireland, the Netherlands, Switz(...)

The deal will cover up to 500,000 cars. Photograph: Reuters

US Volkswagen drivers with manipulated diesel engines will be offered compensation and the option of having their car fixed or bought back by the Germ(...)

File photograph of US President Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II during a state banquet in Buckingham Palace in 2011. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

US President Barack Obama flies to London on Thursday with a mission: to persuade wavering British voters not to ditch membership of the European Uni(...)

Hillary  Clinton’s support of the Panama trade deal, which Bernie  Sanders (above) challenged in the US senate, was one reason why she should not be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, he said. Photograph: Mark Makela/The New York Times

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has tied Hillary Clinton to the Panama Papers, claiming that her past support of the Panama free tra(...)

Sir Nick Faldo, director Pedro Almodóvar, Jackie Chan and Simon Cowell are among the celebrities whose names have been linked with the Panama Papers.

There is nothing illegal about moving money offshore. To begin with, during the 1970s it was a way of moving cash around at a time of widespread curre(...)

Last July Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.4 million cars and trucks in the US equipped with radios that were vulnerable to hacking. Wired magazine published a story about software programmers who were able to take over a Jeep Cherokee being driven on a Missouri highway. The two hackers, Charlie Miller (above) and Chris Valasek, allowed journalist Andy Greenburg to drive the Cherokee before remotely turning on the windscreen washers and wipers, cranking up the sound system, shutting off the engine on a highway, taking control of the steering wheel and disabling the brakes. Photograph: Bill O’Leary/Washington Post via Getty Images

Hacking cars may seem a distant threat right now, but a dangerous “Hindenberg moment” could be nearing, due to the advent of autonomous cars, two rese(...)

Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Farook: the pair killed 14 people and injured 22 in San Bernardino, California last December. The FBI says it has accessed Farook’s phone with the help of a third party.

The US government’s decision to drop its court fight against Apple over access to the iPhone of San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook has ended a six-week(...)

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