Ryanair claims Peter Bellew, above, has a clause in his contract that prevents him working for a rival for a period of 12 months. Photograph: Garrett White

Ryanair’s High Court action against its chief operations officer Peter Bellew will not go ahead this week. The case was listed for hearing on Tuesday (...)

 German minister for foreign affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier (L) speaks to media as he arrives for a Foreign Affairs Council meeting at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Julein Warnand/EPA

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said that the European Union is unlikely to consider stronger so-called ‘phase three’ sanctions toda(...)