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EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “Our investigation into the Irish tax rulings began in 2013, after Apple told a US Senate hearing about what it called a ‘tax incentive arrangement’ with Ireland.” Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Vesna Tomljenovic, the judge tasked with drafting a ruling by the European Union’s second-highest court on Apple’s alleged €13 billion Irish sweethea(...)

 The case stems from an EU inquiry after Apple chief executive Tim Cook told a US Senate subcommittee in May 2013 that his group paid an effective tax rate of below 2% in Ireland over the previous decade. Photograph: Bloomberg

A lawyer for Apple has rejected claims by the European Commission that its alleged sweetheart tax deal with Ireland was partly designed to give the iP(...)

US president Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the demilitarised zone. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea after briefly crossing the border in the demilitarised zone after shakin(...)

Ohio businessman Ed Crawford.

Ohio businessman Edward Crawford is to become the next US ambassador to Ireland, after the US senate endorsed his nomination in a vote on Thursday. (...)

An original Axminster carpet from the 1770s, designed by the company’s founder, Thomas Whitty, beside a loom from the 1950s, on display inside the Axminster Heritage Centre in Axminster, England.  Photograph: Mary Turner/The New York Times

The royal coat of arms is affixed to a sign on the front of the Axminster Carpets factory, near the train station in a town of 6,000 in southwest Engl(...)

US attorney general William Barr testifies before a Senate judiciary committee hearing on Wednesday on the Mueller report. Photograph: Aaron Bernstein/Reuters

US attorney general William Barr defended his handling of the Mueller investigation during a fiery appearance at a US Senate committee on Wednesday. (...)

Republican senator Martha McSally   speaking on Wednesday during a Senate armed services committee  hearing on sexual assault in the military. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US senator Martha McSally, the first female combat pilot in the US air force, has said she was raped by a superior officer but did not report it becau(...)

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(...)

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