Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia celebrates after beating Simona Halep of Romania during their women’s singles match at the French Open  in Paris. Photo: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

It is nearly eight months since Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, then 32, shocked tennis, New York and a host of people who had forgotten who she was by finishi(...)

Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG: The group also said the Aer Lingus service from Knock Airport to Gatwick would be maintained. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

International Consolidated Airline’s Group’s (IAG) €1.4 billion bid for Aer Lingus includes pledges on maintaining links to Heathrow Airport and co(...)

 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip leave after the opening of the British parliament at the Palace of Westminster in central London on Wednesday. Photograph:  Reuters

Queen Elizabeth set in motion British prime minister David Cameron’s plans for a European Union membership referendum on Wednesday as he faced pressu(...)

EDF chief executive Jean-Bernard Lévy: offering employees a one-off €10,000 payment to persuade them to work 212 days a year, rather than the current 196. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

For years, employees of the French company EDF have enjoyed a perk almost inconceivable to their counterparts in the rest of the industrialised wor(...)

British minister for Europe David Lidington: set out Britain’s preliminary plans for renegotiation of EU membership. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Britain’s Europe minister, David Lidington, travelled to Dublin on Tuesday for discussions on Britain’s planned renegotiation of EU membership, ahead (...)

Iraq’s Shi’ite paramilitaries and members of Iraqi security forces hold an Islamist State flag which they pulled down in Nibai, in Anbar province, today. Photograph: Reuters

Iraq’s Shia paramilitaries say they have taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operati(...)

The Cabinet has agreed to sell the State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus.   Fine Gael and Labour believe they have won significant concessions from IAG in relation to the proposal. 3:13

The Cabinet has agreed to sell the State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus at a meeting on Tuesday evening. It is understood the Dáil will vote on th(...)

Air France jets at Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris. An Air France flight from the airport was escorted by US fighter jets to New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight. File photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two US F-15 fighter jets to New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonym(...)

A tourist at the Eiffel Tower as an information board announces it   is temporarily closed. Photograph: Remy de la Mauviniere/AP

A strike closed the Eiffel Tower for most of Friday as staff demanded more help to deal with pickpockets operating around the Paris landmark, tower o(...)

Three’s company: Karl Glusman, Aomi Muyock and Klara Kristin in Love

For the second time this year, critics are risking ridicule for declaring a supposedly sexually explicit film “boring”. You know how it goes. Oh, y(...)