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The Aughinish Alumina refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick. The US senate defeated a bid led by Democrat Charles Schumer to overturn a deal lifting sanctions earlier this week, easing the threat against the refinery

Seán Garland, managing director of Aughinish Alumina, wrote to US Senate minority leader Charles Schumer this week warning that the threat of sanction(...)

Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury secretary, speaks to members of the media after meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

The US Senate has voted to advance a motion to block the US Treasury’s decision to lift sanctions on Russian company Rusal, the owner of Aughinish Alu(...)

‘Washington Post’ Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey in October. Photograph: Reuters

Saudi Arabia has felt compelled to add a reference to the killing of dissident citizen Jamal Khashoggi in bond documents filed with the Irish Stock Ex(...)

US president Donald Trump addresses US armed forces members on a Christmas Day video conference call in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington . Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg

US stocks rose in early trading on Wednesday, offering a welcome reprieve for Wall Street after a period of chaotic trading in the run-up to Christmas(...)

 A protestor wears a mask of Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman with a red painted hands during the demonstration in front of Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 25th. Photography: EPA

Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced US Senate resolutions calling for an end to US military support for the war in Yemen and blaming Crown Prince Mohamme(...)

US independent senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders, flanked by Democratic Senator from Connecticut Chris Murphy (left) and Republican Senator from Utah Mike Lee: voted to end US military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

The US Senate has delivered a strong rebuke to US president Donald Trump’s response to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, voting to end A(...)

Actor Robert De Niro. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

US federal authorities investigating a spate of pipe bombs sent this week to several prominent critics of President Donald Trump have turned their att(...)

Activists gather outside the US supreme court to hold a vigil in opposition to nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, US. Photograph: James Lawler Duggan/Reuters

The FBI’s report on sexual misconduct allegations against US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh neared completion late on Wednesday as the battle (...)

An increase in crude oil prices boosted oil stocks on Wednesday. Photograph: Nick Oxford/Reuters

Energy stocks, and particularly oil and mining stocks, advanced on Wednesday as crude prices advanced. For the most part investors in Europe and the U(...)

A demonstrator is removed by US Capitol police during a  confirmation hearing for supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Chaotic scenes unfolded on Capitol Hill yesterday as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced his first day of questioning by the Senate Judiciary (...)

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