A man burns trokia signs during an anti-austerity and anti-governmental protest in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters

In just over six weeks’ time Ireland will become the first European country to exit an IMF-EU bailout programme. It’s an important milestone for Europ(...)

IMF chief Christine Lagarde arrives for the second day of a hearing by French magistrates in Paris into  her role in a €285 million arbitration agreement with a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Photograph:  Charles Platiau/Reuters.

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde began testifying for a second day at a Paris court investigating her decision t(...)