Tánaiste Labour Party leader Eamonn Gilmore: told the Labour Party that the tax has been a long-term part of industrial strategy and was a matter of national competence. Photograph: Eric Luke

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said he has made it clear in discussions with Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SDP) that Ireland’s corporation tax rate w(...)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democrats  are expected to cruise to victory. Photograph: Noriyuki Aida/Bloomberg

With his puppy-eyed stare, timorous voice and famously delicate stomach, Shinzo Abe is an unlikely nationalist warrior. Just days before tomorrow’s ge(...)

Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei was yesterday confirmed as Egypt’s vice president for foreign affairs and liberal economist Hazem El-Beblawi named a(...)