Protesters carry the coffin of Gunay Ozarslan, killed by Turkish police at an anti-terror operation, in Istanbul,  yesterday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Today’s emergency meeting of Nato ambassadors in Brussels has focused minds on the increasingly complex geopolitical situation unfolding on the border(...)

A woman increases her chances of pregnancy by being a normal weight. Photograph: Thinkstock

Achieving a healthy weight is the most effective intervention any overweight or obese woman can make to help her to become pregnant. It also increases(...)

The interior of Audi’s upcoming A4, which will offer in-car connectivity via a flat-rate sim card from Irish firm Cubic Telecom which cuts out roaming charges for connected drivers.

An Irish tech firm is behind Audi’s launch of a Europe-wide, flat-rate sim card, fitted in its new models from next year, that cuts out roaming charg(...)

Former chairman of the US Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke: in a recent blog he makes several telling points about the mess the euro zone finds itself in.  Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, is reinventing himself as a blogger. In his most recent posting he makes several telling (...)

Costs arise mostly from accommodation and legal fees in direct provision system. Photograph: The Irish Times

The State has spent more than €700 million in the past five years on accommodation costs and legal fees for people seeking refugee or protection statu(...)

The scene of the light aircraft crash in Co Waterford on Saturday in which one man in his sixties died. Photograph: John Foley Images

Air accident investigators are examining the scene of a crash where a light aircraft crashed on Saturday night, killing well-known pilot Howard Cox wh(...)

Lorries and cars queue on A16 motorway close to the Channel Tunnel terminal access in Calais, northern France. Photograph: Reuters

Passengers using the shuttle to cross the channel from France to England are facing hours of delays following a brief suspension of services due to mi(...)

A man using his smartphone walks past an advertisement board for Japan’s Nikkei newspaper’s digital media on a street in Tokyo. Japanese media group Nikkei has agreed to buy the Financial Times from Britain’s Pearson for $1.3 billion. Photograaph:  Yuya Shino/Reuters

The takeover of the Financial Times by Nikkei is probably a surprise, at least to those outside the media. Nikkei’s long-term plan might become clear (...)

French president François Hollande took the unusual step of referring the legislation to the constitutional council to ensure it would not be challenged as unlawful. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

France’s highest authority on constitutional matters has approved a controversial bill that gives the state sweeping new powers to spy on citizens. Th(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras listen to speakers during a session at the Greek parliament. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Greece is bracing for the return to Athens of officials representing the reviled “troika” of creditors as the debt-stricken country prepares to start (...)