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EU taxation commissioner Pierre Moscovici: “This win-win situation raises legal and fiscal concerns.” Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Commission has proposed a directive to require digital businesses to pay tax on profits generated in states where they have a significant(...)

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin  speak during the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, in July  2017. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his landslide victory in Sunday’s election, breakin(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar address the media after talks at the chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday. AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he is heartened by “resolute” German support on Brexit and Europe’s looming digital tax debate after a meeting with Chance(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel . “It’s a good sign that Merkel, scarcely a week into her fourth term, will welcome Varadkar with full military honours for a working lunch.” Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Last Friday, as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tilted at imaginary windmills in Washington, Berlin rocked its way into St Patrick’s Day. In the legendary Berg(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and partner Matt Barrett in New York:  Mr Varadkar said he did not think talk of a united Ireland was helpful at the moment. Photograph: Jason Szenes

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar does not believe that Ireland will be forced to block a Brexit deal this week as negotiations on Britain’s departure from the b(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: A spokesman for him said the remaining 27 EU member states ‘have been consistent that there can be no backsliding on any part of December’s agreement’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

EU negotiators will this week insist the British abandon their hardline position and show a willingness to commit to the so-called backstop guaranteei(...)

A police officer stands guard outside the home of Nikolai Glushkov in London, Britain. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

British police have launched a murder investigation into the death of the Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov after a pathologist concluded he died f(...)

Emmanuel Macron welcomes Angela Merkel at the Elysee Palace in Paris: “Europe must present a united front,” says Dr Merkle. “When France and Germany propose things, they have a good chance of happening.” Photograph: François Mori

Germany, France and Europe waited more than six months for chancellor Angela Merkel to form her new coalition government, which was confirmed on Wedne(...)

North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho (centre) leaves  Swedish government buildings in central Stockholm on Friday. Photograph: Vilhelm Stokstad/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden’s foreign minister has held what she called “good and constructive” talks with her North Korean counterpart amid growing speculation about a po(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Donald  Trump also signed on to an unusually strong statement that accused Russia of being behind the “first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the second world war”. Photograph:  Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images

Nato’s leading powers closed ranks against Vladimir Putin on Thursday as the US unveiled new sanctions against Moscow and joined with France and Germa(...)

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