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Shirley Williams at a Labour Party conference in Wembley in 1981. Photograph: PA

British politician Shirley Williams, who changed the country’s political landscape in 1981 by quitting the Labour Party to co-found the Social Democr(...)

Scott Morrisson: ‘I want to make sure any young woman working in this place is as safe as possible.’ File photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison apologised on Tuesday to a former government adviser who alleged that she was raped in parliament two years (...)

Minister for health Hugo de Jonge and prime minister Mark Rutte. Photograph: Sem van der Wal/EPA

It’s perhaps the single most telling insight into Mark Rutte’s personality that he regards himself as a manager rather than a political visionary. “If(...)

US president-elect Joe Biden speaks  in Wilmington, Delaware, on Tuesday. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

The president of the US does a lot to set the tone of global politics. The themes and language used by the occupant of the Oval Office are usually swi(...)

 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(...)

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