Ireland’s ‘stable political environment’ is quoted as one of the principal reasons for its relatively high ranking among 230 other destinations.

Dublin has been ranked 33rd on a list measuring quality of living in cities throughout the world. As Ireland prepares to take to the polls, the coun(...)

Republican presidential candidate and former Florida govenor Jeb Bush speaks at his South Carolina Republican presidential primary rally in Columbia, on Saturday. Photograph: AP

Eight candidates entered Saturday’s third qualifying heat of the US presidential race – six Republicans in the South Carolina primary and two Democrat(...)

Swiss: gourmet food

Level three security alerts in 41 countries An analysis by the Collinson Group said 41 countries registered level three security incidents in the fir(...)

Swiss Liberal Free Democratic Party president Philipp Mueller and Swiss People’s Party president Toni Brunner look at the election results. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/Fabrice Coffrini

Switzerland’s right-wing populists have increased their political influence after voters’ migration and asylum concerns put them on course to score a(...)

Trivago reports Dublin as ninth most expensive city in Europe for hotel stays this month, based on the 50 most popular cities on its website.

Average Dublin hotel prices in August have “surged” by 28 per cent on last year to €168, making it the ninth most expensive city in which to stay in E(...)

 A file photo  showing the Fifa logo at the Fifa headquarters in Zurich. Photograph: EPA

The US has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials who were arrested in May as part of an investigation into alleged corruption, the Swiss(...)

‘For all Vienna’s grand architecture and delightful bicycle lanes, it seems an unlikely spot to top any chart of most exciting cities.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Vienna has plenty to recommend it. At the start of the last century – as Gustav Klimt, Sigmund Freud and Egon Schiele prowled the coffee shops – it st(...)

Christoph Schäublin, director of foundation of the Swiss Kunstmuseum in Bern: “Works that proven or very likely to be looted art don’t as a rule come over the threshold of the Kunstmuseum Berne.” Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA

The Swiss Kunstmuseum in Berne has agreed to accept works from the Gurlitt family collection not suspected of being Nazi looted art. The beques(...)

Christoph Schaeublin, president of the Foundation Council of the Kunstmuseum Bern art museum, and Monika Gruetters, German state culture minister, sign an agreement  over the future of the Gurlitt Collection. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept artworks from a billion-euro collection from the late Cornelius Gurlitt, a recluse whose trove included maste(...)

The Wonderland sculpture by Jaume Plensa, outside the Bow Tower in Calgary. Photographs: Colin Way/New York Times

Embracing one’s inner carnivore is not an unusual thing to do in a city nicknamed “Cowtown”, but this was not your usual steak. It was pig-head mor(...)