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London’s Canary Wharf financial district. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty

European shares eased slightly on Wednesday, ending a four-day winning streak, though markets still hovered near nine-month highs amid a relaxation of(...)

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and Queen Suthida greet well-wishers during the royal ceremony to commemorate the death anniversary of King Vajiravudh or King Rama VI at Lumpini Park in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday. Photograph: Rungroj Yonggrit/ EPA

As young democracy protesters in Thailand have broadened the scope of their demands to encompass once-taboo criticism of the king, the government has (...)

 Christmas decorations in a quiet Dublin Airport  departures area as the end of Level 5 Covid restrictions approach. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

It is expected the Government will allow people to visit the homes of their friends and family over a two-week period near Christmas next month, Tánai(...)

Members of the Irish Doctors Choir participating in rehearsals via Zoom.

Choirs became one of the first groups advised to stop meeting in person when the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread across Europe in February and March(...)

Prof Kerstin Mey, who was appointed interim president of University of Limerick earlier this year. She says it is possible for women ‘to knock at and shatter the glass ceiling’. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

Earlier this year Prof Kerstin Mey shattered one of the highest and hardest glass ceilings there is in Ireland. Her appointment as president of Unive(...)

Dr TK Whitaker: A conversation between him and Albert Borschette, the Luxembourg permanent representative to the EEC, is revealed in the latest volume of Irish foreign policy papers from October 1961 to April 1965.   Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Ireland would join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) if that was the price to pay to join the European Economic Community, top Irish offic(...)

A stock trader walking past the New York Stock Exchange on  Wall Street.  Photograph: Getty Images

European shares closed lower on Monday as investors weighed signs of progress in developing a Covid-19 vaccine against the threat of economic damage f(...)

Christmas stalls and a shoe store advertising sales during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

Germany is heading towards an extension of its “lockdown lite” for another three weeks to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and make family gat(...)

Protesters take part in a demonstration in front of Kaplan hospital in Rehovot, Israel, demanding the release from prison in Israel of Palestinian Maher Al-Akhras, who has been on a hunger strike for 100 days. Photograph: Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

In a bold move to refurbish their sullied image in Washington, the Palestinians are laying the groundwork for an overhaul to one of their most cherish(...)

If vaccines stop 90% of infection, herd immunity is realisable. File photograph: Getty

The northern hemisphere faces a bleak winter of rising Covid-19 cases, but signals that two rapidly engineered vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna work on (...)

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