European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen: “I felt hurt and left alone: as a woman and as a European.” Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

The first female president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has blamed sexism for an incident in which she was left without a chair o(...)

US tourists spent €1.8 billion in Ireland in 2019 – ‘They stay longer, visit more regions, spend across all sectors and are very good when it comes to spending on gifts,’ says tour operator. File photograph: iStock

Ireland will have to move fast to exploit the “enormous pent-up demand” among fully vaccinated Americans or risk losing hundreds of millions of euro t(...)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, pictured last week, has said that fully vaccinated American tourists will be able to visit the European Union over the coming months without restrictions. Photograph: JOHN THYS / Getty

Fully vaccinated American tourists will be able to visit the European Union over the coming months without restrictions, European Commission president(...)

People wait to have empty oxygen tanks filled at a shop in Delhi at the weekend: In the city, one person is reportedly dying of Covid-19 every four minutes. Photograph: Atul Loke/New York Times

Record numbers of Covid-19 deaths and crippling medical shortages have forced India to turn to global allies for help as the country battles a catastr(...)

US envoy for climate John Kerry, US secretary of state Antony Blinken, and US president Joe Biden listen as United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres speaks on screen during a climate change virtual summit from the East Room of the White House campus. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen summed up the sentiment of many at the global climate summit: “It is so good to have the US back on(...)

The 27 member states never succeeded on co-ordinating their pandemic policy. File photograph: EPA

In future could figures like European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen be elected directly by citizens instead of nominated by member state g(...)

A Covid-19 vaccination card is filled out at a Walgreens in New York. The state became the first in the US  to launch a digital health certificate.  File photograph: Christopher Occhicone/The New York Times

So you have got the jab, where’s the proof? When you got the first dose of your vaccine, you received a vaccine record card which will show your name,(...)

Killing of journalist George Karaivaz:  At least 12 bullet casings were collected from the scene, a police official said.

Two gunmen on a motorbike shot and killed a prominent Greek crime journalist near his home in Athens on Friday. George Karaivaz, a veteran journalis(...)

A video frame grab taken from footage released by the Turkish presidency shows Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan receiving European Council president Charles Michel and president of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen at the presidential complex in Ankara. The Commission hit out at a diplomatic snub that left von der Leyen without a chair as male counterparts sat down at the meeting. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Was it a deliberate snub or a simple – if spectacular – failure of protocol? Either way, reactions to the awkward scene at the presidential palace in (...)

Only one of two visiting European Union chiefs were given a chair at the meeting in Ankara on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Turkey’s foreign minister responded on Thursday to a diplomatic mishap in which only one of two visiting European Union chiefs were given a chair at a(...)

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