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After four years as the European Union’s top diplomat in Washington, David O’Sullivan will soon leave the US capital – as well as the EU’s civil service. His role as EU ambassador has given him exposure to many of DC’s famous residents, including Barack and Michelle Obama. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

High on the 10th floor of the EU delegation building overlooking Washington Circle in downtown DC, David O’Sullivan is preparing to leave the office t(...)

Analysts believe that the banks’ costs base still remains too high, with further job cuts likely over the coming years as lenders increase their spending on technology.

Next month marks the 10th anniversary of when Irish taxpayers started to inject money into the State’s domestic banks, a bill that ultimately balloon(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron at the annual dinner of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France  (Conseil Representatif des Institutions juives de France) on Wednesday, in Paris. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron has announced plans to tackle anti-Semitism following a recent surge in anti-Jewish attacks. Mr Macron told Jewish l(...)

Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi: “I think the news of the death of Europe at the hand of populism has been greatly exaggerated.”  Photograph: Maurizio Brambatti

Matteo Renzi’s office, in a 16th-century Roman palazzo opposite Italy’s senate, is incongruously decorated with mementos of his time as a jet-setting (...)

John Richardson and his partner in front of the Park Hotel and Lake in the Burgerpark, Bremen, Germany

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, John Richardson fr(...)

People in a Huawei shop in Bangkok, Thailand: Some network operators in Europe are warning  a Huawei ban could push back deployment of 5G by as much as three years. Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha

There is a curious paradox about Huawei. It is the probably the most successful mobile phone company you never realised you used. Of those who do know(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron visits the vandalised Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, eastern France, on Tuesday. French residents and public officials from across the political spectrum geared up Tuesday for nationwide rallies against anti-Semitism following a series of anti-Semitic acts, including the swastikas painted on about 80 gravestones at the Jewish cemetery. Photograph: Frederick Florin/ AP

For generations after the second World War, anti-Semitism remained a taboo in Europe – a disease that appeared to afflict only the most irrelevant big(...)

Yemeni children  wait for food rations  in Sana’a, Yemen. ‘The children of Yemen have suffered far too long, living in conditions no human being should ever have to bear.’ Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

The UN children’s agency, Unicef, has welcomed the agreement reached by Saudi-sponsored and rebel Houthi forces for an imminent withdrawal from Yemen’(...)

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A 49-year-old deputy primary school principal has been jailed for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography f(...)

Despite the OECD findings, latest employers’ surveys indicate that most businesses are happy with the standard of Irish graduates. Photograph: iStock

Up to 6 per cent of Irish university graduates are functionally illiterate, according to latest international research. These rates, contained in an(...)

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