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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald addressing a party meeting in Belfast. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

Before parties could take part in the talks leading to the Belfast Agreement they had to sign up to the Mitchell Principles, named after talks chair S(...)

The market for providing indemnity insurance  has become increasingly crowded and increasingly sophisticated

In any financial transaction there is an element of risk. When one considers the large sums trading hands in many mergers and acquisitions (M&A), (...)

Marine salvage experts will assess how best to remove a number of sealed barriers containing fuel and oil from the ghost ship, MV Alta which remains stranded on rocks near Ballycotton in East Cork.  Photograph: David Creedon /Anzenberger

Marine salvage experts will assess how best to remove a number of sealed barriers containing fuel and oil from the ghost ship, MV Alta, which remains (...)

US president Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr  in the  White House.   Photograph: Reuters/Erin Scott/File photo

Tensions between Donald Trump and the US Department of Justice increased on Wednesday as the president issued a flurry of critical tweets about the ju(...)

Climate conditions had created a situation that allowed an “unprecedented” number of locusts to gather, a spokeswoman for the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation said. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

A swarm of desert locusts has entered South Sudan, bringing east Africa’s worst locust outbreak in decades to an eighth country. The locusts crossed(...)

The Western Wall in Jerusalem. A new train station – it is  planned to name it  after US president Donald Trump – will be 50m underground, and will be connected by escalators to the esplanade of the  wall

Plans by Israel to extend the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem fast train to the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City have drawn criticism from planners, archaeolog(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Non-profit group Noyb, led by privacy activist Max Schrems, said it had filed a complaint against Amazon to the German data protection authority over (...)

US President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping following their November 2017 meeting in Beijing. Photograph: Artyom Ivanov

If only the United States was more bitterly divided along partisan lines. Oh, for some rancour in Washington. Before you check on this columnist’s he(...)

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and executive vice-president for digital affairs Margrethe Vestager led the presentation of the AI and data initiatives in Brussels. Photograph: AFP

The European Union is seeking to attract over €20 billion in investment in artificial intelligence per year over the next decade, as it looks to catch(...)

US president Donald Trump talks to reporters about his decision to pardon a number of white-collar criminals prior to boarding Air Force One on Tuesday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

US president Donald Trump, citing what he said was advice from friends and business associates, granted clemency on Tuesday to a who’s who of white-co(...)

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