Roses  on bloodstains in front of the National Bardo Museum in Tunis. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State yesterday claimed responsibility for the murder of 20 foreign tourists and a policeman at the Bardo museum in Tunis on Wednesday.“We tel(...)

 Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton: “That’s the worst feature of this, that by failing to report and to take appropriate action, that someone else who’s entirely innocent gets exposed to risk.”

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has described Sinn Féin’s handling of alleged sex abuse by IRA members as inadequate.Speaking in Paris, where he(...)

In the spirit of St Patrick’s Day: Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. Photograph: Gareth Easton/PA

New York Up to two million people lined Fifth Avenue in New York to watch the marching bands, majorettes and army veterans making up the annual St Pat(...)

The rector of the mosque of Bordeaux, Tareq Oubrou, looks on during a speech by the French interior minister in February. Getty Images

French authorities are counting on the country’s Muslim establishment to combat extremism in their community.In a speech to the National Assembly fol(...)

Zyed Benna and Bouna Traoré. Photograph: Olivier Laban-Mattei/AFP

If policeman Sébastien Gaillemin had cried out a warning to Bouna Traoré (15) and Zyed Benna(17) on that evening in the autumn of 2005, telling them t(...)

Irish concert pianist Miceal O’Rourke. A statue of the Russian composer Glinka stands in the background. Photograph: Anne-Elisabeth Credeville

The Irish composer John Field played a concerto in aid of wounded Russian veterans of the Napoleonic War on November 16th, 1813, in the Glinka Hall of(...)

French champion sailor Florence Arthaud in Paris, French Olympic gold medallist swimmer Camille Muffat, and French Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine died when two helicopters filming the survival series Dropped smashed into each other in the mountains of La Rioja province of Argentina. Photograph: Getty Images

France is grieving for three champion athletes and five cameramen and journalists who died when two helicopters collided in northwest Argentina durin(...)

Tatiana Danilova, deputy head of security at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, and volunteer Irina Popovits with Emma, one of their charges. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

They’ve been a constant presence for 250 years, since the Winter Palace was built for Empress Elizabeth. Recruited as mouse-killers, some became pets.(...)

French security officials are exploring the possibility of shooting down drones or jamming their guidance systems. Photograph: AP Photo/Francois Mori

French authorities are trying to identify remote-control pilots who flew drones over central Paris on Monday on and Tuesday night. At least fiv(...)

French photographer François-Marie Banier (right) with his lawyer Laurent Merlet as they leave the Bordeaux courthouse yesterday. Photographer: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images

The five-week trial of 10 people accused of swindling France’s richest woman out of hundreds of millions of euro, ended yesterday in Bordeaux. (...)