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An empty check-in area at Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport. The rise in Covid across Europe now means no countries qualifiy for Ireland’s green list. Photograph: Alan Betson

There are now no European countries which qualify to be on the so-called green list of places where Irish people can travel without any restrictions i(...)

EU chief diplomat Josep Borrell has ruled out military action. Photograph: Yves Herman/POOL/AFP via Getty

As a group of office workers in the Brussels bubble prepared to wind down for the weekend last Friday, an email appeared in their inboxes that made th(...)

US president Donald Trump stands on the Truman Balcony upon returning to the White House from the Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

Eva Perón addressed the Argentine people from one. Communist Romania’s Nicolae Ceausescu gave his final speech on another. As for Mussolini, he liked (...)

European Council president Charles Michel addresses  a plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Members of the European Parliament have threatened to veto a €750 billion recovery package aimed at counteracting the economic damage of the coronavir(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/AFP via Getty

“The natural disadvantage of democracy is that it is extremely tiring to those who mean it honestly, while it allows almost everything to those who do(...)

European Commissioner for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders give a press conference on the Annual Rule of Law Report 2020 in Brussels on Wednesday. The EU criticised Hungary and Poland in a report on democratic standards across the bloc, as tensions escalate between Brussels and Budapest. Photograph: AFP

How to deal with governments that interfere with judicial independence, allow corruption and abet the erosion of democratic norms is at the centre of (...)

“Were it left to me to decide,” Thomas Jefferson once said, “whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In marking the third annual World News Day today, 100 news organisations across the globe are setting out the case that “news” matters, that news is m(...)

  People wearing   face masks walk on the Red Square in Moscow. The city   reported 1,560 new coronavirus cases on Friday and Russia registered 7,212 new infections – the highest such daily figures in three months. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Moscow’s mayor has urged its older residents not to leave home and called on firms to allow staff to work remotely, in a bid to blunt a sharp rise in (...)

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(...)

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