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LVMH, controlled by Europe’s richest man Bernard Arnault, agreed a $16 billion deal to buy Tiffany & Co last November, but got cold feet as Covid-19 walloped markets

The cancellation of the planned wedding between luxury goods brands LVMH and Tiffany has descended into the type of suit and countersuit that normally(...)

Colby Covington celebrates  his TKO victory over Tyron Woodley in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event in Las Vegas. Photograph: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Wearing the distinctive red “Keep America Great” baseball cap, replete with Donald Trump autograph chicken scratched across the bill, a sweating Colby(...)

Eva Milka and Eoin Jenkinson of Gaelic Escargot, the snail farm and business they run in County Carlow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

From hemp and medicinal herbs, a new generation of farmers are exploring new methods and new crops  Eva Milka first came to Ireland from Po(...)

US president Donald Trump claps after speaking at a campaign event at Xtreme Manufacturing on Sunday in Henderson, Nevada. Photograph: Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has hosted his first indoor rally in three months in front of a packed crowd in Nevada, in open defiance of state regulation(...)

Alan Minter in action in June 1973. Photograph:  Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Former world middleweight champion Alan Minter has died aged 69, the British Boxing Board of Control has announced. Crawley-born Minter won Olympic b(...)

The hottest temperature ever recorded was at California’s Death Valley in 1913. Photograph: EPA

A temperature of 54.4 degrees has been recorded in Death Valley’s Furnace Creek in the Southern California desert, the highest global temperature in m(...)

Oura ring: may be able to spot early warning signs of Covid-19 in people and alert them to the potential need to quarantine or get a test.

Oura €299 Have you heard about the Oura ring? The wearable device is subtle(ish), tracks your activity and vital statistics, and it could serve as an(...)

In 1980 Muhammad Ali fought Larry Holmes for the WBC belt in an attempt to win the heavyweight championship a fourth time at 38, but it was not to be. File photograph: The Irish Times

Well, ho hum, yes, it nearly is always the boxers isn’t it. Sugar Ray Leonard, who dominated four weight divisions and was king of comebacks, tried it(...)

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak after a court appearance linked to the 1MDB scandal in 2018. Photograph:   Mohd Rasfan/AFP via Getty Images

What is 1MDB? Originally 1MDB – an abbreviation of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (which means limited) – was nothing more than a Malaysian state fund,(...)

 Sylvester Ryder   played the pubs and clubs of Dublin throughout the 1970s, 80s, 90s and up to and including the noughties

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

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