‘By 2022 there is likely to be an exceptional rise in expenditure on the things we can’t spend on today.’ File photo. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

One of the unique outcomes of the collapse in economic activity due to the lockdown is the impact on household spending. Unlike the economic slump of (...)

Staff at Belarus’s ministry of defence spray disinfectant on each other after disinfecting a hospital in Minsk on Tuesday. Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has invited foreign leaders to join him for a major military parade and other events to mark the end of the (...)

A cheering crowd on the Place de la Concorde during a parade on August 26th, 1944 to celebrate the Liberation of Paris. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Though other chapters of the second World War were more militarily significant, few can rival the symbolism and emotional impact of the liberation of (...)

 Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) plotters at work at Coastal Artillery Headquarters in Dover, December 1942 Photograph: Ted Dearberg/IWM/PA

An extraordinary collection of rare colour photographs reveal the second World War as the people living through the conflict would have seen it. A ne(...)

 British journalist Clare Hollingworth, the first correspondent to report the outbreak of second World War, has died aged 105. File photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Clare Hollingworth, who was a rookie reporter for a British newspaper when she broke the news in 1939 that the second World War had begun, has died in(...)

Cork woman Mary Elmes, who helped Jewish children escape from Nazis during the second World War.

A Cork woman who in 2013 was the first Irish person to be honoured by Israel’s official memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust is to be honoured (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras: Continual change of direction is almost de rigueur in Greece, where adherence to the past can be fatal. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

For decades it has been agreed by politicians and educationalists that the Greek school and university system needs to be reformed. But, as with so ma(...)

Images of   Norwood Thomas and Joyce Morris. Photograph: ABC  News screengrab

An 88-year-old British woman has reunited with her wartime sweetheart after more than 70 years apart. Joyce Morris and 93-year-old former US servicem(...)

Steve McQueen in The Great Escape (1963).

Australian pilot Paul Royle, who took part in a mass break out from a German prisoner of war camp during the second World War, has died in his home to(...)

A worker renovating the one surviving wall of the Golden Rose synagogue, built in 1582 and destroyed by the Nazis in 1942. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The glory days of Lviv’s Golden Rose synagogue, like those of the Jewish community in this beautiful Ukrainian city, lie far in the past. Jews settle(...)

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