US president Joe Biden’s administration made the call for the waiver amid WTO talks on easing trade rules. File photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo/Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden’s administration is throwing its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines in an (...)

More than half of all Irish beef is exported to the UK at present. Photograph: Getty Images

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has said that there is nothing in its rules that would force either the EU or UK to erect a hard Irish border after(...)