Canadian social activist Naomi Klein gestures during a press conference at the Vatican on Wednesday. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images.

Pope Francis would appear to have won himself a new and not entirely expected admirer in the person of Canadian writer and social activist Naomi Klein(...)

People cool off in a fountain of a park in Madrid as a major heatwave spreads up through Europe, with temperatures hitting nearly 40 degrees. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

The warm summer weather is set to continue through Wednesday, although cooler and cloudier conditions have set in across the west and southwest of the(...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Authorities here are concerned about the threat of “lone wolf” terrorists and the possibility of terrorism groups using the State as a base, a draft W(...)

French police escort Yassin Salhi, a man suspected of decapitating his boss in an attack on a gas factory last Friday. He has denied he is a jihadist. Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images

The man being held in France under suspicion of beheading his boss and trying to blow up a chemicals plant has told investigators there was no religio(...)

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1 Never change money at airports, either at cash desks or at ATMs. They will rip you off and give you the rates you deserve for being so disorganis(...)

Several hundred people gathered outside a housing project in the town of Fontaines-sur-Saone to honour the slain businessman Mr Herve Cornara (54). Photograph: AFP

The main suspect in the beheading of a businessman took a “selfie” with the slain victim and sent the image to a Canadian mobile phone number, officia(...)

 Police investigators continue to work at the scene of a suspected Islamist attack, outside the Air Products factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier. Photograph: Maxime Jegat/EPA

French authorities are questioning a 35-year-old delivery man of North African origin suspected of a Islamist attack involving the beheading of his bo(...)

Lorna Carty, from Co Meath, who was  killed in a terrorist attack at a resort in Tunisia.

In three separate attacks at least 66 people, including an Irish woman, were killed by Islamic extremists on three continents yesterday. The wo(...)

Paris: get on the inside track to explore the city

There are several ways to enjoy Paris, but if time is tight you’ll want to tweak your itinerary so as to make the most of precious moments. Bel(...)

US singer and actress Courtney Love. Photograph: Amy Sussman/Getty Images 1:55

US singer Courtney Love has called on the US to ban all travel to France after she was caught up in violent anti-Uber protests in Paris on Thursday. T(...)