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Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Shares in Flybe Group soared after it said it had received an alternative financing proposal from a new consortium, challenging a Richard Branson-back(...)

A rocket carrying the Chang’e-4 lunar probe including a lander and a rover blasts off from  Xichang launch centre in the Sichuan province of China in December. Photograph: VCG via Getty

China’s space ambitions are shifting into a higher orbit. Following its successful and world-beating trip to the far side of the moon, China is prepa(...)

EuroMillions lottery winners Frances (centre) and Patrick  Connolly:  won the £114,969,775 million jackpot in the New Year’s Day draw. Photograph: Paul Faith

The first thing Northern Ireland’s £115 million (€127 million) EuroMillions jackpot winners are likely to want to do is take a holiday and they mentio(...)

Island of Dreams: Harry Enfield as Richard Branson. Photograph: BBC/Ray Burmiston

If you would prefer not to snoop and fawn through celebrity homes, and instead invite them round to yours for some laid-back fun and frolics, chances (...)

Irish businessman Peter Conlon has been jailed for embezzlement in Switzerland. Photograph: iStock

Irish businessman Peter Conlon has been convicted of embezzlement in Switzerland, the Sunday Times reports. Mr Conlon, the founder of Ammado, pleade(...)

Flybe has seen cost-cutting help lift underlying pre-tax profits to £9.9 million from £9.2 million a year earlier.

Shares in Flybe took off on Friday following reports that Virgin Atlantic is in talks about a takeover bid for the struggling airline. Flybe flies fr(...)

A man walks past a display with portraits of Saudi king Salman bin Abdulazziz (C), his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and the founder of the kingdom, King Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh. photograph: Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images

The pressure on business leaders to cut or suspend ties with Saudi Arabia following its apparently barbaric murder of a journalist illustrates the dan(...)

Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi:  was last seen entering the Saudi  diplomatic mission in Istanbul on October 2nd.

Business group Ibec has cancelled a conference involving the Saudi ambassador to Ireland over the presumed killing of a dissident journalist in the Sa(...)

David Bonderman: other global business figures pulling out of FII are tycoon Richard Branson, media investor Arianna Huffington, Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, AOL co-founder Steve Case and a host of bank chiefs led by JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman has pulled out of a high-profile investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week. He becomes the latest in a list of(...)

In relation to Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance US president Donald Trump said: ‘we’re going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe’ punishment: Reuters

US president Donald Trump said does not want to “hurt jobs” by sanctioning Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, but has nonetheless(...)

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