EU says Ireland swapped Apple tax deal for jobs


BRUSSELS/LONDON - The European Union has accused Ireland of swerving international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from revenue collectors in return for maintaining jobs. | Video

EU watchdog to give detail on Apple and Fiat tax investigations

BRUSSELS - European Union regulators will provide more details on Tuesday of their reasons for launching in-depth inquiries into tax arrangements reached by Ireland with Apple and by Luxembourg with a Fiat subsidiary.

Brussels to accuse Apple over illegal Irish tax deals: FT

- The European Commission will accuse Apple Inc of benefiting from illicit state aid in Ireland, based on preliminary findings of an investigation into tax deals, the Financial Times reported citing people familiar with the matter.

Tech 28 Sep 2014

Britain to convene all-party talks to resolve Northern Ireland deadlock

BIRMINGHAM England - Britain announced on Sunday that it would convene all-party talks to try and resolve a political deadlock in Northern Ireland caused by a row over welfare reforms that has threatened to bring down the devolved government.

World, 28 Sep 2014

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.

World 19 Sep 2014

Europe new car registrations rise 1.8 percent in August: ACEA

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.

Portugal, Spain 17 Sep 2014

OECD unveils proposals to curb corporate tax avoidance

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

16 Sep 2014

With drums and flutes, loyalists march in Scotland to keep United Kingdom intact

EDINBURGH - About 12,000 Protestant unionists, including contingents from Northern Ireland, marched through Edinburgh's Old Town on Saturday in an emotional show of support for keeping Scotland in the United Kingdom.

World, 13 Sep 2014

Northern Ireland firebrand turned peacemaker Ian Paisley dies

BELFAST - Firebrand Protestant cleric Ian Paisley, whose unlikely alliance with bitter Catholic rivals helped to bring a belated peace to Northern Ireland, died on Friday aged 88, his family said.

World, 12 Sep 2014

Former Northern Irish unionist leader Ian Paisley dies: party

BELFAST - Hardline Protestant cleric and former Northern Ireland leader Ian Paisley has died at the age of 88, his Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said on Friday.

World, 12 Sep 2014

Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.