Austrian chancellor Werner Faymann and Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel,  in Brussels this week.  Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

After years of opposition, Luxembourg and Austria have agreed to back automatic exchange of savings account i(...)

Victor Dubuisson of France chips from a cactus on the 20th hole during the championship match of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship at Dove Mountain, Arizona, on February 23rd, 2014. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

The days of flying in under the radar are gone. He may prefer the quiet life, one that mixes shyness with eccentricity, but for Victor Du(...)

Uefa is considering a radical overhaul of international football that would see national teams playing a new Nations League competition.The idea, flo(...)

Jim Corr: “I was trying to protect my finances as best I could on behalf of my son because I recognised I was in dire straits.” Photograph: Collins Courts

Musician Jim Corr has told the High Court he was “in dire straits” trying to protect the interests of himself and his family when he sold a mor(...)

Geoff Hill outside the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

Leaving Barcelona, how poignant it was to say farewell to young Peter Murtagh, the retiring Clancy correspondent of this very newspaper, since (...)

South Korean truck drivers walk to get in their trucks at the  inter-Korean Kaesong Industrial Complex. Pyongyang has previously threatened to close the border industrial zone, the last remaining example of inter-Korean cooperation which gives the North access to $2 billion in trade a year. Photograph: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

North Korea said it had "ratified" a merciless attack against the United States, potentially involving a "diversified nuclear strike". "(...)