Union and women’s rights activists picketed the Indonesian in the Philippines, to appeal for Jakarta to spare a Filipino mother of two scheduled to be executed by firing squad. The activists vowed to stay outside the embassy until Indonesia stops the execution of Mary Jane Veloso or a second appeal filed by her lawyers is granted. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA 0:37

International condemnation of Indonesia’s plan to execute convicted drug smugglers by firing squad as early as Tuesday is increasing, with Australia (...)

Pictures of Armenians killed in Istanbul in 1915  at a rally to commemorate the anniversary of the mass killing. Photograph: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty Images

The speaker begins to recite a list of names, but his voice is drowned out by the din of the morning traffic. He persists. As commuters hurry past and(...)

Looking towards the Eiffel Tower, Paris. Photograph: Thinkstock

Could you suggest a nice hotel in Paris? My husband and I received a gift of a weekend and have never visited Paris or Europe. We would prefer(...)

 Martin von Hildebrand: spearheading what may be the world’s largest protected area extending across the Amazon basin from the Andes to the Atlantic. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Climate change can only be tackled if it is “not just a white man’s project”, leading Colombian ethnologist and Irish graduate Dr Martin von Hildebran(...)

Former Irish Times journalist and editor of The Irish Field Valentine Lamb, who has died at the age of 76. Photograph: Healy Racing Photo

Tributes have been paid to the late Valentine Lamb, former Irish Times journalist and editor of The Irish Field for 33 years, who has died at the age (...)

Unlike students living away from home, prisoners, Gardaí based overseas or people whose line of work prevents them from voting at their local polling station, Irish emigrants who are still eligible to vote under existing electoral law cannot avail of the option of a postal vote. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Under Irish electoral law, emigrants retain their right to vote for a period of 18 months, provided they plan to return home within that timeframe. Ac(...)

EU leaders at an emergency summit on the migration crisis on the Mediterranean.   Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images 1:00

European Union leaders have committed extra ships, planes and helicopters to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened after hun(...)

Though his presidential ambitions are well known, French prime minister Manuel Valls has been faultlessly loyal to President François Hollande. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

French prime minister Manuel Valls arrives in Dublin today for a two-day visit. Taoiseach Enda Kenny may be pleasantly surprised by the French lead(...)

The Hotel-Dieu hospital where Sid-Ahmed Ghlam, a computer science student suspected of plotting attacks on churches and murdering a young French woman, is undergoing police questioning in Paris. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

An Algerian student of computer science has been arrested for plotting to attack one or two churches in Villejuif outside Paris, French authorities s(...)

French police are holding a heavily armed man they suspected of planning an imminent armed attack on one or two churches in France. Photograph:  Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

French police are holding a heavily armed man they suspected of planning an imminent armed attack on one or two churches in France, interior minister (...)