The Irish liberal-conservative Fine Gael party has announced that the successor to outgoing Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who stepped down in May having served as party leader since 2002 and Premier since 2011, will be Leo Varadkar. Mr Varadkar has become...
On 1 June,  Donald Trump announced that the United States would be pulling out of the Paris Climate accord. Developed under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the accord is backed by all in the framework...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel caused concern across Europe when she called into question the reliability of the UK and the USA as allies for the EU. The election of President Trump and the Brexit vote across the channel has led to...
115 journalists reported killed worldwide in 2016 compared to 72 among UK regular armed forces: how is journalism becoming one of the most dangerous professions?  Mexico’s Miroslava Breach was one of four Mexican journalists to be killed last month, being...
As an expat child, it may be no surprise that Andrew Harding has only just returned home to England since his first venture to Moscow over 25 years ago. After a quarter of a century in five different continents,...
Concrete celebrates its 25th birthday this year, achieving a wonderful milestone. By coincidence, another body is also welcoming in its 25th year: the European Union. Created by the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in February of 1992 which replaced...