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 A mock world cup trophy  in a   shop in Souk Waqif in Doha. Photograph:  Ibraheem al Omari/Reuters

On New Year’s Day, the people of the oil- and gas-rich gulf state of Qatar woke to find a “health” tax had been implemented overnight, doubling the pr(...)

Qatar Investment Authority’s chairman suggested Deutsche Bank is among the major German companies the sovereign wealth fund is talking to about potent(...)

A dead cow lies on a roadside as an elderly woman is carried to safety from flood waters by Kerala and Tamil Nadu Fire Force personnel in Annamanada village in Thrissur District, in the south Indian state of Kerala. Photograph: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

Torrential rain finally let up in India’s flood-hit Kerala state on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, but authorities fe(...)

Vodafone Qatar losses have been building since the company started operations in 2009. Photograph: Reuters

Vodafone Europe agreed to sell its stake in a Qatar joint venture for €301 million, capping an almost decade-long string of losses amounting to more t(...)

Christophe Soumillon on board Almanzor celebrates winning The Qipco Irish Champion Stakes last September. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish racing officials are confident the new three-year Qipco sponsorship of Leopardstown’s Irish Champion Stakes will be unaffected by the cutting of(...)

 Leo Varadkar  will be of three EU leaders under the age of 40. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Leo Varadkar (38) will be the youngest serving EU leader and one of the youngest prime ministers in the world when he becomes Taoiseach in 10 days tim(...)

Neelie Kroes pictured  in Dublin Castle in 2013. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

For years, Neelie Kroes traveled Europe as one of the continent’s senior officials, warning big corporations that they couldn’t “run away” from the E(...)

Bracelet ridden by Joseph O’Brien before winning the Ribblesdale Stakes during Day Three of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Bracelet bounced back from her disappointing display in last month’s Qipco 1000 Guineas to give Aidan and Joseph O’Brien victory in the Ribblesdale St(...)

 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome with jockey Victor Espinoza up trains at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

Victory for California Chrome in next Saturday’s Belmont Stakes will mean a Triple Crown, a spot in American sporting history, and, surest bet of all,(...)

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny being received by Qatari Prime Minister, HE Abdullah Bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani

Trade missions can be a gruelling business. But even after a score of engagements during his two days in Riyadh, the Taoiseach woke in Doha yesterday (...)

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