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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The United States was concerned in 1973 that Ireland could become “one of the more difficult” members of the European Community for it to deal (...)

An index measuring sentiment in the euro-area fell to its lowest point since December, after the Cypriot bailout pushed up the price of insuring against default for banks across the euro area. Photograph: Radu Sigheti/Reuters

European investor confidence declined more than economists forecast this month, after the bail-in of Cypriot bank depositors rattled financial (...)

Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Helmut Kohl has said he stayed on as chancellor until his political defeat in 1998 because he doubted anyone else had the poli(...)

Tánaiste  Eamon Gilmore: “The provision of public services and the financing of an economy is a collective responsibility, not something that falls just on working people.” Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

The use of tax havens by the wealthy has to be dealt with by the international community, which should deal more effectively with the issue, ac(...)

Portugese prime minister Pedro Passos Coelho said his government would have to introduce “important cuts” in expenditure on social security, health and education. Photograph: Reuters/José Manuel Ribeiro

Portugal’s prime minister has promised further cuts in government spending after the country’s constitutional court rejected austerity measures(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry has arrived in Istanbul on the first leg of a 10-day trip to the Middle East, Europe and Asia. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry said today world powers would pursue further talks with Iran to resolve a decade-old dispute over its nuclear(...)

Nessa Childers arriving with Liz Mc Manus to the European Parliament election count at Punchestown in June 2009. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

MARK HILLIARD MEP Nessa Childers has said any assertion by the Labour leadership that her resignation from the party was not a tough dec(...)

Ikea has withdrawn the lasagne product from 18 European stores after tests in Belgium found it to contain pork. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Furniture retailer Ikea said today it had halted sales of moose lasagne after traces of pork were found in a batch of the product. Sales(...)

Three of Daryl Walshe’s children, Leo (10), Roslyn (8) and Karsten (4)

On Wednesday, Daryl Walshe had better news than 19 million other people around Europe. While official figures recorded the worst-ever jobless rate (...)

Raisin Cain: the US supreme court must adjudicate on the government’s cartel

There is a complex and contentious case now being heard before the US Supreme Court, and there’s a lot riding on the decision of the nine judge(...)

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