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The Dutch prime minister didn’t visit his dying mother because of COVID-19 lockdown rules, as UK government defends apparent breaches by top adv...

Mark Rutte avoided his mother's deathbed during lockdown — as UK authorities are fast losing credibility over the actions of a senior adviser.

Trump jokes that Japan is ‘ahead of the curve’ for greeting with a bow amid coronavirus outbreak

"You know, I was never a big hand shaker, as you probably heard," Trump said. "But once you become a politician, shaking hands is very normal."

The UK’s ‘colonial’ view of the world means it will lose to the EU in Brexit trade talks says Leo Varadkar

The Irish premier said the UK is stuck in its "colonial" past and will be beaten by the EU in Brexit trade talks.

Apple CEO Tim Cook heads to Ireland to pick up an award for investing in the country

In 2016, the EU ordered Apple to pay the Irish government $14.4 billion to compensate for the alleged illegal state aid it had received.

The pound is posting its biggest 2-day surge since since 2008 on Brexit deal hopes

The pound pushed up 1.3% against the dollar and 1% against the euro on Friday.
Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson meet in Thornton Manor, Cheshire, Britain October 10, 2019.

Brexit deal hopes surge as the EU welcomes ‘promising’ signs of compromise from Boris Johnson

Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar's upbeat assessment of his meeting with Boris Johnson sent the pound soaring amid renewed hopes of a Brexit deal.

The pound is soaring on reports that UK and Irish leaders see a ‘pathway’ to a Brexit deal

The British pound rose 0.7% against the US dollar on the news.
Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar tells Boris Johnson that Ireland and the UK might not remain allies and friends after Brexit

The Irish premier warned UK Prime minister Boris Johnson that his Brexit policy was risking the alliance between the two countries
Leo Varadkar and Mike Pence shake hands in Dublin beside their partners, Matthew Barrett and Karen Pence, on September 3, 2019.

Mike Pence can’t be ‘anti-gay’ because he was at a lunch with the Irish prime minister’s boyfriend, White House spokesman says...

Mike Pence was at a lunch with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Dr. Michael Barrett in Dublin as part of the US vice president's visit to Ireland.
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson asked whether Angela Merkel was in the Stasi and questioned why Leo Varadkar isn’t ‘called Murphy like all the rest of them?...

The favourite to replace Theresa May as prime minister allegedly made a series of offensive remarks about EU leaders.