Tensions stemming from the U.S.-China trade war escalated sharply over the last few days, with much happening as Asian markets were shut down for the weekend.China Economyread more
The latest round of tariff announcements in the last few days means that by the end of the year, essentially all Chinese goods exported to the U.S. will be subject to duties.China Economyread more
Futures fell after Trump said the U.S. will raise tariffs on more than $500 billion worth of Chinese imports, increasing trade tensions.Marketsread more
Clouding the G-7 gathering, which represents the world's major industrial economies, are the tit-for-tat tariffs between Washington and Beijing.Politicsread more
World leaders, environmental groups and celebrities have publicly decried the vast swaths of forest being destroyed by the fires.World Newsread more
Education Minister Ong Ye Kung says the Singapore government has been preparing for the challenge of an aging workforce "for the past 20 years."Employmentread more
Carl Medlock used to work at Tesla. Now he's one of the few people in the U.S. that can fix the company's original Roadster electric vehicles.Technologyread more
Hours after President Trump said Sunday he had "second thoughts" about escalating the trade war with China, the White House sought to explain his remark because it was...Politicsread more
President Donald Trump said that he would have a major trade deal with U.K. after it leaves the European Union.Politicsread more
Despite Kudlow's expectations, China said on Saturday that it strongly opposes Trump's decision to levy additional tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese goods, and warned...Politicsread more
President Donald Trump said Sunday he was not happy after North Korea launched short-range ballistic missiles over the weekend.Politicsread more
Around 200,000 euros have been found in the bathroom of a Dublin mansion formerly owned by a bust property entrepreneur who was once a member of the IRA.
One bundle of around 140,000 euros ($190,000) was found by a plumber working on the property on one of the city's most desirable roads. Hilary Hynes, the house's new owner who bought it for the knockdown price of 2.6 million euros in May, reported the find. Officers working for Ireland's Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) have subsequently discovered a further 60,000 euros in the property.
Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny said to the Irish Independent: "I think all of that smacks of what happened during the so-called Tiger years, when you had profligacy and greed and money sloshing around in so many places that this is further evidence of what happened."
The Irish property bubble burst during the credit crisis, leading to the Irish government bailing out the country's heavily indebted banks. This eventually led to Ireland itself being bailed out by the International Monetary Fund and its fellow euro zone countries.
(Read more: Bono defends Ireland's tax system)
The property was previously owned by Tom McFeely, an ex-Irish Republican Army hunger striker who made and lost a fortune in Ireland's property market. He owned the house, which was once valued at 15 million euros, since 2001, before the introduction of the euro currency. However, he had to move out of it after defaulting on the mortgage, which was then taken over by Ireland's National Assets Management Agency (Nama).
McFeely spent 53 days on hunger strike in 1980 while a member of the IRA imprisoned for attempted murder of police, possession of weapons and robbery. He built his fortune as a property developer following his release in 1989.
His business was hit in October 2011 by a safety scare at one of his developments, an apartment block called Priory Hall, which allegedly breached fire safety regulations. Residents have been moved out of the block by a court order, although the dispute has not yet concluded.
(Read more: Ireland outlook improves)
The buyer of the property, Hynes, is married to Rory Godson, an ex-Sunday Times journalist who now runs Powerscourt, a PR agency which acts for many Irish companies in London. Godson was not immediately available for comment Friday.
Follow us on Twitter: