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Image of the week: Parisian pink They’re dreaming of a pink Christmas in Paris, where the Galeries Lafayette department store is shaking off stagnant (...)

Sheep in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, France,  this morning during a shepherd demonstration  against the protection of wolves.  Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters 1:30

Sheep took to the protest lines in France this morning as shepherds decided they’d had enough of wolf protection policy.The bleating hordes gathered n(...)

Fancy having dinner with a former monk in New York, eating Pakistani food or watching the preparations for Hanukkah? Immersive dining experiences whil(...)

Ajax fans show their support prior to the match between wiith FC Barcelona earlier this month. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Nearly 100 Ajax fans wielding iron bars and wearing ski masks were arrested in Paris on the eve of the Champions League match between the Dutch club a(...)

The former Portuguese prime minister Jose Sócrates inside a police car leaving the Central Criminal Court in Lisbon, Portugal, yesterday. Photograph: Andre Kosters/EPA.

A Portuguese judge has charged former prime minister José Sócrates with corruption and tax fraud and ordered that he remain in preventive custody.Sócr(...)

 Nicolas Sarkozy with Rachida Dati at the Élysée Palace in Paris in 2007. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Like her political mentor Nicolas Sarkozy, Rachida Dati is a tough survivor with a chip on her shoulder, a fighter whose scrappiness sometimes work(...)

BT said it was in preliminary talks for two companies and identified only Telefónica-owned O2 as a target. Photograph: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg
Companies named as BT targets

BT Group plc is in talks to buy Telefónica SA’s O2 unit or another mobile phone company to expand its wireless offering in the UK and complement its b(...)

Schoolgirl Paris Curtis, from Dublin, features on  An Post’s new Christmas stamp.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times Paris Curtis, from Dublin, features on An Post’s new Christmas stamp. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times 1:20

A Dublin girl, who was three-years-old at the time of the photograph, could be one of the youngest faces to appear on a stamp in Ireland. An Post has (...)

The chef Stevie Toman OX restaurant, Belfast I’m interviewing Belfast chef wunderkind Stevie Toman on a Monday morning. His restauran(...)

Get away at home If you want a little pre-Christmas detox, the Cliff House Hotel ( in Ardmore, Co Waterford is runnin(...)