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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) speaks to  European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier   on the sidelines of the EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

A weary Donald Tusk told journalists in Brussels early this morning that EU leaders had failed to agree on a new president for the European Commission(...)

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the  summit in Brussels on June 20th, 2019. Photograph: Olivier Matthys

From late morning on, the prospects of another EU summit of “top jobs” became increasingly inevitable. Leaders emerged from party caucuses shaking the(...)

Federal Reserve chairman Jay Powell: the Fed noted that inflation continued to run below its 2% target

The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady but shifted towards a more dovish stance and pointed to possible interest rate cuts in the future, citi(...)

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive: has apologised for proposing legislation to allow extraditions to mainland China. Photograph: Lam Yik Fei/New York Times

Following a heady few weeks in Hong Kong where millions of protesters forced the government into a dramatic U-turn, eyes are now on Beijing as people (...)

European central Bank president Mario Draghi. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

European stocks rose to six-week highs in the wake of dovish remarks from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. News that the United States an(...)

Renault  chairman  Jean-Dominique Senard addresses shareholders during a meeting in Paris. Photograph: Reuters/via Reuters TV

Renault’s chairman sharply criticised the French government for scuppering merger talks with Fiat Chrysler, putting the carmaker at odds with its larg(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has previously made commitments that the tax surge will not feed into day to day spending

The government will this week be told by the state’s fiscal watchdog that it should direct billions of euros in corporate tax revenues into a “prudenc(...)

US federal reserve chairman Jerome Powell (left) talks with US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin during the G20 meeting in Fukuoka, Japan on Saturday. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/EPA

Digital companies such as Facebook and Google will soon have to pay taxes regardless of their physical presence or measured profits in a country after(...)

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) is escorted by Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono (L) as they arrive for talks at the Iikura Guest House in Tokyo. Photograph: Issei Kato/ POOL/AFP/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will hold a summit meeting on June 29th, when Putin visits Japan for a meetin(...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump arrives in Japan this weekend for his second trip to the country as president. But it will be his visit again next month which will be m(...)

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