Migrants wait for Macedonian police to allow them to cross the border along the Greek-Macedonian border, near the town of Gevgelija, on Friday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

The truck was abandoned pointing west, towards what the 71 people locked inside hoped would be a safe and prosperous future, and away from whatever mi(...)

 Chinese actors play Japanese soldiers in a film.  China is to  mark in style  the 70th anniversary of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, or the second World War. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Returning home from dinner on the bus last Saturday night, we were halted at the Dongzhimen intersection in downtown Beijing to make way for scores of(...)

Firefighters work at the crash site of two planes near the village of Cerveny Kamen, Slovakia. Seven people died after the mid-air crash. Photograph: Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters

Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists have collided in mid-air over western Slovakia, killing seven people, officials said. The accident took pla(...)

Germany’s deputy chancellor Sigmar Gabriel shares a light moment with residents of a refugee centre in Wolgast, Germany:  Germany accepted 202,815 asylum seekers in 2014, the most of any EU country. Photograph: Bernd Wuestneck/EPA

German Social Democrat leader Sigmar Gabriel has described European Union member state burden-sharing on asylum seekers a “disgrace”. Mr Gabriel, the (...)

 Ciarán Hussey in Mongolia. Hussey is cycling home from Japan with his girlfriend Laura McMorrow.

What better way to make your way back from Japan to Ireland than by bicycle? Most people may not be too keen on the idea of cycling over 10,000km,(...)

New Skoda Superb: now on sale in Ireland with prices starting at €26,795 for the entry-level 1.4-litre petrol version

Skoda plans to achieve a market share of over 7 per cent - and a top five position - in the coming years. That’s according to its brand director in I(...)

Sean Mulryan: he outlined the Savarin tender process run for Ballymore by Cushman and Wakefield, adding that Flow East “gave no confirmation of proof of funding”

Property developer Sean Mulryan was prevented from reading a statement to the banking inquiry yesterday in response to a story in The Irish Times c(...)

Ilac Shopping Centre, Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A pregnant store manager who was forced to work 70-hour weeks for less than minimum wage has been awarded €55,000 by the Equality Tribunal. In a case(...)

Nicholas Winton, who saved at least 664 children from the concentration camps. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

Sir Nicholas Winton, who has died aged 106, became known belatedly as “the British Schindler” for his part in rescuing more than 600 children in Czech(...)

Among the leaked emails, files and digital records were four emails sent between members of the Defence Forces and employees of the company. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Emails sent between members of the Defence Forces and a company specialising in hacking and eavesdropping have been leaked online. A Defence Forces (...)