Larks: Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Image of the week: Tension relief Even by standards of the Brexit calendar, Tuesday was a high-level charade as Theresa May – still UK prime minister(...)

The Iseq index shed 3.8 per cent, the worst performance in western Europe. Photograph: Getty

European shares reversed early morning gains and fell to two-week lows on Thursday in a broad-based sell-off of shares as British prime minister There(...)

March of time: winter and summer clock changing may soon be a thing of the past.

Did you enjoy that extra hour of sleep as the clocks went back this morning? Savour that moment because this may well be the very last time this parti(...)

But is it art? Judges at work at the Latte Art World Championship Open in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP

In numbers: Wine o’clock 9.1 million Cases of wine consumed by Irish consumers last year, up 100,000 cases (or litres) on the year before. 5 Perce(...)

Activists attach a banner that reads “Welcome to Fort NOx” to Germany’s ministry of transport as ministers and car executives meet to discuss ways to cut inner-city pollution. Photograph: Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

This week’s stage-managed “diesel summit” in Berlin did little to clean up the tarnished image of the German auto giants. Choreographed presentations (...)

DUP politicians Jeffrey Donaldson, Nigel Dodds and Emma Pengelly emerge from 10 Downing Street on Thursday after after holding talks with Theresa May. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Dante and Beatrice. Quasimodo and Esmeralda. Cyrano and Roxane. Don Quixote and Esmeralda. These unrequited loves have great poignancy. But they’ve no(...)

 Gathering to mark the settlement between Paddy McKillen (front row centre) and the Barclay Brothers and members of McKillen’s team including Mike Aynsley (front row with glass in hand) and Richard Woodhouse (front row second from right)

For many years, Mark Hollingsworth has used his role as a journalist and author to spy on people and inveigle information useful to his wealthy client(...)