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Facebook argued US law and various measures afford adequate protection for data privacy rights of EU citizens.  Photograph: Reuters

A High Court judge will rule later on exactly what questions and information she should put before the Court of Justice of the EU for its consideratio(...)

Ardagh Group chairman  Paul Coulson ventured into the riskiest area of the bond markets this week, raising $350 million through the sale of payment-in-kind notes. Photograph: Alan Betson

You’ve got to hand it to Paul Coulson and how he can play international debt markets. The Dublin financier’s glass and metal containers group, Ardagh(...)

A model of US president Donald Trump from the Madame Tussaud’s waxwork attraction photographed on Friday outside the new US embassy in London. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Irish developer Seán Mulryan’s Ballymore Properties sold the site on which the controversial new US embassy in London stands and has just signed an £8(...)

DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, January 10th, 2018. Photograph: Reuters

Global bond yields rose after Bloomberg reported that Chinese officials were said to be wary of American government debt, further roiling a bond marke(...)

 Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, votes at the United Nations security council. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The US government has announced significant cuts in its United Nations budget obligations for 2018-2019 in what will be interpreted as a further ratc(...)

Last week, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe revealed that the Republic has reached an agreement with Apple over the management of an escrow account into which the back-taxes, plus interest, must be held pending the outcome of separate legal appeals by the Government and Apple against the original EU decision.

The US government’s bid to intervene in Apple’s appeal against a European Commission order that the iPhone maker must pay up to €13 billion in Irish b(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has clashed on numerous occasions with US president Donald Trump Photograph:  KCNA via KNS and AFP/Getty Images

North Korea fired a ballistic missile, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Wednesday, citing South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff. The Pentago(...)

The world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer Vestas warned that competition was hurting margins.  Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Shares in Vestas plunged 20 per cent after the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer lowered its profit guidance on the prospect of cuts in US sub(...)

A car passes by the Telegrafo Hotel in Havana on Wednesday. Tighter restrictions on US travellers to Cuba will go into effect on Thursday, the White House  said. Photograph: Yamil Lagey/AFP/Getty Images

The US government made it tougher on Wednesday for Americans to book trips and do business with Cuba, making good on a pledge by President Donald Tru(...)

President Michael D Higgins meeting refugees at the Goal nutrition centre in Tierkadi Refugee Camp, during his visit to  Ethiopia in 2014. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell

Who knows what the public wants from humanitarian aid agencies? Certainly not the public anyway, judging by the findings of a new survey by Amárach Re(...)

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