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England goalkeeper Bert Williams after Joe Gaetjens’ first half goal. File photograph: Getty Images

Frank ‘Pee Wee’ Wallace was the ubiquitous postman or mailman to use the American term, on the USA team that beat England 1-0 at the 1950 World Cup in(...)

Paolo Gentiloni: “Addressing aggressive tax planning is crucial if we want to have a level-playing field in the single market.” Photograph: EPA

The European Commission is stepping up its campaign against sweetheart corporate tax deals in the EU as pressure builds for companies and wealthy indi(...)

European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen at an event to mark the publication of the New Pact for Migration and Asylum at the European Commission in Brussels on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/AFP via Getty Images

In publishing only days after the devastating fires in Moria refugee camp its new Pact on Migration and Asylum, the European Commission is returning t(...)

Asylum seekers  on a roadside near the Moria refugees camp that was destroyed in a fire earlier this month, on Lesbos island, Greece.  Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

New proposals to bring an end to overcrowded encampments of people living in desperate conditions on the fringes of Europe were unveiled in Brussels o(...)

Populist leaders such as Boris Johnson (above), Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro and Narendra Modi were elected on promises to restore and assert national pride. Confronted with the Covid epidemic they have floundered, dissembled, denied or tried to divert the challenge of effective governing. Photograph: Aaron Chown/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Competence matters in governing during moments of crisis like the current Covid-19 epidemic. The skills of organising, planning, mastery of detail and(...)

The precise details of the EU traffic-light system will be agreed  at an EU Council of Ministers meeting on October 15th. Photograph: Getty Images

Can I go on a holidays outside of Ireland now? Well, we’d not be stuffing our suitcase full of shorts and T-shirts and buying the sun cream just yet (...)

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport have been hugely reduced as a result of the pandemic. Photograph: Collins

Sweden, Germany and Poland will be among the countries to be added to the Government’s so-called green list of countries people can visit without faci(...)

Police stand guard in front of the Shrine of Remembrance during an anti-lockdown rally in Melbourne on Saturday as the city continues to enforce strict lockdown measure to battle a second wave of Covid-19 coronavirus infections. Photograph: William West/ AFP/Getty

Indonesia on Saturday reported 3,806 new coronavirus infections and 106 new deaths, data from the Health Ministry website showed. Saturday marked the(...)

Lucie Lyer with her mother, human rights lecturer Kirsten Roberts in Pilsen in the Czech Republic

Kirsten Roberts Lyer is a professor at the Central European University where she teaches human rights and the rule of law. She lives in Pilsen in the (...)

The more common approach in the EU is to allow movement inside the bloc as a rule, while imposing additional restrictions on specific regions or countries that are identified as high risk. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The European Commission has urged member states to align their coronavirus rules to prevent a confusing mess of different systems unnecessarily hinder(...)

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