Republic of Ireland

Frankfurt and Dublin make bankers feel wanted in battle for Brexit jobs

Frankfurt and Dublin make bankers feel wanted in battle for Brexit jobs

Published 18/08/2017

I'm here to send you the regards of the Federal Chancellor. I am entitled to tell you we want you in Germany. This private message from Angela Merkel, delivered by a regional politician to Wall Street bankers last year, is having the desired effect. [more…]

Euro zone June industry output drops by more than expected

Euro zone June industry output drops by more than expected

Published 14/08/2017

Industrial output in the 19 countries sharing the euro currency fell by more than expected in June, as the production of capital and durable goods fell following sharp increases in the previous month, European statistics office Eurostat said on Monday. [more…]

Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

Published 07/08/2017

The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships' satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War Two radio technology. [more…]

As London squabbles, full Brexit talks start in Brussels

As London squabbles, full Brexit talks start in Brussels

Published 17/07/2017

European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and his delegation and Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis and his delegation attend a first full round of talks on Britain's divorce terms from the European Union, in Brussels, Belgium, July 17, 2017.

Britain's Brexit minister vowed to "get down to work" as he kicked off a first full round of negotiations on Monday, but a year after Britons voted narrowly to quit the EU their government still seemed at odds over what it wants.

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Shell to sell stake in Corrib gas field in Ireland for $1.23 billion

Shell to sell stake in Corrib gas field in Ireland for $1.23 billion

Published 12/07/2017

FILE PHOTO - Filled oil drums are seen at Royal Dutch Shell Plc's lubricants blending plant in the town of Torzhok, north-west of Tver, November 7, 2014.

Royal Dutch Shell is to sell its 45 percent stake in the Corrib gas venture to a subsidiary of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for up to $1.23 billion, marking the oil company's exit from the upstream business in Ireland.

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Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways see U.S. laptop ban lifted

Royal Jordanian, Kuwait Airways see U.S. laptop ban lifted

Published 10/07/2017

A traveler walks past a sign for Royal Jordanian airline at JFK International Airport in New York, U.S., March 21, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Royal Jordanian and Kuwait Airways are the latest Middle East carriers to be exempted from an in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights to the United States.

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Naked skydivers bid for world record in plea for British unity

Naked skydivers bid for world record in plea for British unity

Published 07/07/2017

British skydivers Olly Ayllot, Pete Sherwood and Pete Cheek carry their parachutes after skydiving from a plane some 22,400 feet above Diani beach, near Mombasa, Kenya July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Joseph Okanga

As gloomy headlines multiplied in the wake of last year's Brexit vote, four Britons decided to cheer up their divided country by setting a new world record for skydiving. Naked.

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Radiohead take aim at `strong and stable` May at Glastonbury

Radiohead take aim at `strong and stable` May at Glastonbury

Published 24/06/2017

Radiohead performs on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset during the Glastonbury Festival in Britain, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Britain's Radiohead returned to Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage on Friday, 20 years after a legendary performance at the festival, with a set that mocked Prime Minister Theresa May's election campaign and pulled songs from nearly all of their albums.

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Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Republicans debating remedies for corporate tax avoidance

Published 18/06/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump walks from Maine One as he returns to the White House in Washington, U.S., June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

President Donald Trump and Republican leaders in Congress will soon confront a complex challenge for tax reform: how to limit U.S. corporate tax avoidance schemes that take advantage of low tax rates in foreign countries.

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Fleetwood riding momentum at U.S. Open: McGinley

Fleetwood riding momentum at U.S. Open: McGinley

Published 18/06/2017

Jun 17, 2017- Erin, WI, USA- Tommy Fleetwood plays his approach shot onto the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

The shackles are off England's Tommy Fleetwood, riding the momentum of an early season win at Abu Dhabi to contend at the U.S. Open, said former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley.

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