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US treasury secretary Janet Yellen is meeting  European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde, before joining the Eurogroup meeting of finance ministers. Photograph: Andrea Merola/EPA

The European Commission announced on Monday that it has halted work on a proposed digital tax in a bid to increase the chances of reaching a global ac(...)

The tax deal was set to be the biggest fresh policy initiative emerging from the G20 talks in Venice. Photograph: Getty Images

Finance chiefs of the G20 large economies endorsed a landmark move to stop multinationals shifting profits to low-tax havens at talks on Saturday wher(...)

US treasury secretary Janet Yellen meets President of the Eurogroup and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at the G7 meeting in London on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

The G7 group of advanced economies on Saturday reached what has been described as an “historic” deal to make multinational companies pay more tax and (...)

A completely different Academy Awards year? Don’t bet on it. The ceremony will be much-changed, but zoom in on the nominees and things become much (...)

‘Derry Girls offers a telling depiction of a southerner in the North.’ Photograph: Channel 4

Speaking in the Free State Seanad in 1924, at a time when the Boundary Commission was considering changes to the Border, the poet WB Yeats predicted h(...)

Better an optimist than a pessimist be – but realism makes you happier. That’s worth remembering in both a global and a personal sense at the moment. (...)

Ashley Arabasadi: ‘My hope right now is that even if the virus is widespread, that it remains not particularly deadly for the majority of the population’

Ashley Arabasadi is senior external affairs manager and former health security policy adviser at Management Sciences for Health, an American-based no(...)

A woman wearing a face mask in Monterey Park, California. Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

The number of coronavirus cases is growing as more than 98,000 people are infected globally and more than 3,300 deaths. California declared a State o(...)

Director Roman Polanski speaks on stage after the preview of his last movie J’accuse (An Officer and a Spy) in Paris. Photograph: Thomas SAMSON / AFP

Roman Polanski has been cautious about making any explicit comparisons between himself and Alfred Dreyfus, the French officer whose trial generated a (...)

Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

The Toronto International Film Festival (sometimes Tiff) is not like its rivals in Cannes or Venice. Taking place within the fourth-largest city in No(...)

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