World’s most liveable city: Auckland’s score was boosted by New Zealand’s elimination of Covid-19 within its borders. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Covid-19 has shaken up the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual ranking of the world’s most liveable cities, propelling Auckland to first place, repla(...)

Chairman of Iceland’s Independence Party Bjarni Benediktsson. Iceland’s recovery from economic collapse is much weaker than the government proclaims, and a major debt writedown will be needed before crippling currency controls can be lifted, the country’s likely next leaders told Reuters. Photograph: Reuters/Balazs Koranyi

Icelanders go to the polls on Saturday. The outcome of their second general election since the financial collapse of 2008 will be of interest t(...)

This week the Government and an organisation run by former president Mary Robinson hosted a conference in Dublin on some of the problems and ch(...)