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 Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte during a debate last month on  developments around  Covid-19 in the House of Representatives in The Hague. Photograph: EPA/Bart Maat

In the early weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic a much-shared cartoon showed Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte as an elderly man, standing unassailably at t(...)

Polish President  Andrzej Duda won 45.24 per cent of votes in the presidential election. Photograph: Tytus Zmijewski/EPA.

Poland’s incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in Sunday’s presidential election, but fell short of the 50 per cent he needed to win without a sec(...)

A former customs hut in Ravensdale, Co Louth, on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The changes in Anglo-Irish relations from the introduction of the third Home Rule Bill in 1912 to the introduction of the fourth Home Rule Bill or Gov(...)

 Alan Kelly: told his TD colleagues Labour’s post-election position of going into opposition should not change. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The turning point for Alan Kelly, and his colleagues’ perceptions of him, came at a meeting of the Labour parliamentary party in Drogheda in September(...)

Sean Connery and Honor Blackman filming a scene for Goldfinger at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire in 1964. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Some may be surprised to learn that Honor Blackman, who has died in Sussex, attained the great age of 94. A key avatar of the glamorous 1960s, she was(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte said he realised that asking the public to stick with the ‘intelligent lockdown’ was difficult, but necessary. Photograph: EPA/Bart Maat

With the death toll from Covid-19 standing at 1,173 as of Wednesday afternoon, and confirmation that the Dutch lockdown will continue until the end of(...)

Prime minister Boris Johnson speaking at a media briefing on coronavirus in Downing Street: Photograph: Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been widely praised for his handling of the coronvirus crisis, in particular for the tone and content of his address to the(...)

Even before the latest fires, Deloitte estimated that the economic costs to Australia of natural disasters would rise to 39 billion Australian dollars (€24.2 billion) a year by 2050, equivalent to almost 2 per cent of the country’s current GDP

Around my parents’ home on England’s south coast, global warming is proceeding so benignly that French champagne houses are buying up tracts of local (...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AFP

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison was lambasted and mocked on social media for politicising a beefed up defence-force response to the nation’s (...)

Clash singer Joe Strummer performing in New Ypork in September 1979. Photograph:  Michael Putland/Getty Images

The Clash’s London Calling filleted rock, politics and history with anti-establishment swagger and biting social commentary. 40 years on, its geniu(...)

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