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Laura Codruta Kovesi, former head of Romania’s anti-corruption agency, has been named by a selection panel of experts as its first choice to lead the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

The former head of Romania’s anti-corruption agency has been tipped for a prestigious role as European chief prosecutor, despite opposition from a sca(...)

DCC chief executive Donal Murphy.

Operating profit at DCC rose in the third quarter with strong performances across its divisions. The company, which has been most focused in recent y(...)

Aryzta chairman Gary McGann and chief executive Kevin Toland at the agm at the company’s Grange Castle plant in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

How do you know when you’ve hit rock bottom? You rarely do, as Aryzta chief executive Kevin Toland found out, to his chagrin, in 2018. After several(...)

 Mary McAleese on the occasion of the presentation of the Dignity of Grand Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary McAleese said that ‘faced with Brexit’ we are “ reminded of the sheer miracle that brought France and Germany out of enmity and into partnership(...)

The first World War grenade found in a shipment of French potatoes in Hong Kong. Photograph: Hong Kong police force

More than 100 years ago, a German soldier pulled the pin on a hand grenade and threw it into a trench on a first World War battlefield in northern Fra(...)

France has one of the lowest rates of uptake of the HPV vaccination in Europe, due to ‘unfounded rumours’ around its safety, says Dr Elisabete Weiderpass. Photograph:  Matthew Busch/Washington Post/Getty Images

France is launching a campaign of systematic screening for the human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer. The country is also stepping (...)

Win any (pub) argument with our Brexicon. These pro- and anti-Brexit protesters outside the British parliament have definitely read it. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

From Bino to Remoaner, we give you the essential tools to hold a Brexit pub conversation As the deadline for Brexit approaches and the talking g(...)

Still from handout video issued by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch showing the rear left side of the fuselage. Photograph: AAIB/PA Wire

A body is visible in seabed video footage of the wreckage of the plane which crashed in the English Channel with Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala(...)

Smell of success: Olivier Polge in the laboratory at Chanel

Fragrance creation is a mystery to most of us, a territory where chemistry meets aesthetics, where science and art intersect to create something power(...)

 President Donald Trump: The EU and the International Atomic Energy Agency reject his claims  Iran has continued its nuclear weapons research. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

Two announcements last week, in Europe and the US respectively – and reactions to them – were testimony to the continuing frustration in Europe with t(...)

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