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There are clear physical risks to the profusion of unregulated cosmetic procedures. Photograph: iStock


Demonstrators calling for action on the climate crisis march through Glasgow, Scotland, on the eve of the Cop26 Summit. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

The issue for the Cop26 Global Leaders Summit on climate change is “matching the rhetoric with action”, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. Mr Martin (...)

  President Emmanuel Macron has reportedly been in a state of ‘cold anger’ over the ‘betrayal’. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/EPA

President Joe Biden and President Emmanuel Macron finally spoke to one another on the telephone on Wednesday, one week after Australia, the United Kin(...)

Most central bankers and policymakers have concluded – for now – that the current inflation spike is  fleeting. File photograph: Getty

A rapid rebound in global growth is on track but it is too early for governments and central banks to withdraw exceptional support for their economies(...)

More than 130 countries signed onto an agreement earlier this year to instate a 15 per cent minimum corporate tax rate worldwide. Photograph: iStock

American companies would face steeper penalties for shifting profits abroad to lower tax locations such as the Republic in a plan from US Senate Democ(...)

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European Union leaders are poised to affirm their commitment to a unilateral tax on tech giants if they fail to agree on a global framework with partn(...)

Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the government via a teleconference call at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence, outside Moscow, on Tuesday. Photograph: Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

The officials from a secretive Russian security force seemed to know exactly what they wanted when they reached out to Olga Izranova’s company last sp(...)

Director of the OECD centre for tax policyPascal Saint-Amans. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP

Ireland will suffer more than most countries if efforts to secure a global digital tax agreement fail, triggering an international “trade war or tax w(...)

Covid-19 patients being treated at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday. Photograph:  Jerome Delay/AP

The first global wave of the Covid-19 pandemic spread from China to east Asia and from there to Europe and the United States. It followed paths of glo(...)

So-called baby rooms are often uneconomical to run because of the carer-child ratios required for the care of very young children. Photograph: iStock

A group of 20 TDs have called on the Government to extend maternity leave benefits for women who were on maternity leave at the height of lockdown mea(...)

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