Ireland

Nationalists push for Irish unity vote after 'inspiring' Scottish referendum

DUBLIN - Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams said Scotland's "inspiring" referendum on independence would accelerate a vote to unite Ireland, a prospect quickly dismissed by Unionists who share power in Northern Ireland.

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Nationalists push for Irish unity vote after 'inspiring' Scottish referendum 19 Sep 2014

DUBLIN - Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams said Scotland's "inspiring" referendum on independence would accelerate a vote to unite Ireland, a prospect quickly dismissed by Unionists who share power in Northern Ireland.

Ireland shakes up fund rules in bid to improve management 19 Sep 2014

DUBLIN - Investment funds based in Ireland will no longer have to hire two Irish residents as directors under a central bank plan to improve oversight of one of the global fund industry's biggest hubs.

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Ireland shakes up fund rules in bid to improve management 19 Sep 2014

DUBLIN - Investment funds based in Ireland will no longer have to hire two Irish residents as directors under a central bank plan to improve oversight of one of the global fund industry's biggest hubs.

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Ireland shakes up fund rules in bid to improve management 19 Sep 2014

DUBLIN - Investment funds based in Ireland will no longer have to hire Irish residents as directors under a central bank plan to improve oversight of one of the global fund industry's biggest hubs.

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Ireland hikes forecasts again as economy charges ahead 18 Sep 2014

DUBLIN - Ireland's government upgraded its growth forecasts for the second time in a week and said no new austerity measures would be needed in next month's budget, after figures released on Thursday showed the economy surged ahead in the second quarter.

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Irish economy charges ahead in the second quarter 18 Sep 2014

DUBLIN - Ireland's economy grew 1.5 percent in the second quarter to rise a whopping 7.7 percent from a year ago, levels that economists said may allow the government to raise again growth forecasts it just upgraded last week.

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Europe new car registrations rise 1.8 percent in August: ACEA 17 Sep 2014

FRANKFURT - Car sales in Europe rose 1.8 percent in August with volume makers Volkswagen , Ford and Opel benefiting from improved demand in Spain, Portugal and Ireland, while premium makers lost ground due to a drop in sales in Germany.

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OECD unveils proposals to curb corporate tax avoidance 16 Sep 2014

LONDON - New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills.

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OECD unveils proposals to curb corporate tax avoidance 16 Sep 2014

LONDON - New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills.

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U.S. and Arab allies launch first strikes on fighters in Syria

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, opening a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war. | Video