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French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte at  the Museum of Terracotta Warriors in Xian, in northwestern China’s Shaanxi Province on Monday. Photograph: Mark Schiefelbein/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron on Monday began his first state visit to China in Xian, a key city in China’s “Belt and Road” project, saying Europe(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron has secured the presidency of the OECD ministerial Council for France for the first semester of 2018. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron says that his proposal for a new revenue tax for US tech groups is not a threat to the Irish economy but aimed at cre(...)

Irish seabass: new EU rules  catch-and-release only for 2018

Following successful negotiations by the Minister for Marine, Mr Michael Creed, at the recent fisheries council meeting in Brussels, the European Unio(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via Reuters

Theresa May has promised to remain as prime minister for “as long as people want me”, ahead of her first major cabinet reshuffle since last year’s gen(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in December: I am saying I am against high interest rates, and I will continue to say it. Inflation cannot fall in a country with high interest rates.” Photograph: Yasin Bulbul/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Terror attacks, political tumult and fraying relations with the West have seen Turkey’s economy take a beating in recent years. However, with the vis(...)

Last year the Dublin institute lobbied the department for funding to set up a forum for sharing information and planning strategies to deal with the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.  Photograph: Brian O’Leary/RollingNews.ie

The Department of Foreign Affairs expressed reservations about a proposal from the Institute of International and European Affairs think tank to set (...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Getty Images

Former British prime minister Tony Blair told voters on Thursday that time was running out to reverse Brexit, a folly that he said would torpedo Brita(...)

Former British prime minister Tony Blair told BBC Radio 4: “Here’s a story that is literally an invention and is now half way around the world with conspiracy theories attached to it. That’s modern politics.”  Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Tony Blair has dismissed as a “complete invention” a claim that he warned Donald Trump’s advisers that UK intelligence may have spied on him during th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s meeting with prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban (above) on Thursday, could be viewed  as an ‘implicit endorsement’ of his policies, according to Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin. Photograph: Getty Images

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin has called for an explanation as to why a visit by the Taoiseach to the Hungarian leader Victor Orban was not reve(...)

Traders monitor  data as the second iteration of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) comes into force, at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

The Central Bank, responsible for making sure financial firms were ready this week for Europe’s biggest market rules shake-up in a decade, failed to m(...)

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