Ascreengrab from a video posted by Sea Shepherd activists on Friday shows slaughtered whales on the coast of the Faroe islands. Photograph: Sea Shepherd/Youtube 1:01

An environment group has criticised Denmark for failing to halt the annual pilot whale hunt in the Faroe Islands. Sea Shepherd activists claim fisher(...)

Denmark’s prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and opposition leader Lars Loekke Rasmussen speak to journalists as they arrive for the final televised duel before the election in Copenhagenon. Photograph: Liselotte Sabroe/AFP/Getty Images

Danes voted on Thursday in a cliff-hanger election, where an opposition centre-right alliance is seeking to oust prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmid(...)

Cruises with an educational theme offer cultural, cookery and creative courses on board

Cruise for culture In the world of educational travel, what name could be more august than Smithsonian? The US institution founded for the “inc(...)

Dick Advocaat (above) joins Claudio Ranieri and Temur Ketsbaia in vacating their posts for variable reasons.   Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Dick Advocaat became the third international manager to leave his post on Saturday as Serbia announced he was no longer their coach. The day af(...)

Scotland’s Archie Gemmill scores against the Netherlands in 1978. Coming in a 3-2 win for the Scots, it was one of the most memorable goals in World Cup history. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Scots were once so proud as to be picky about the way in which they qualified for major championships, a fact that makes the last 16 years of stay(...)

Former Dior designer and Gibraltarian John Galliano  was charged with hurling anti-Semitic slurs in a Paris cafe in 2011, allegations that shocked the fashion world and cost him his job at the renowned French high-fashion house.  Photograph: Thibault Camus

Gibraltar face the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Saturday in just their second competitive match ever.Allen Bula’s men are the minnows of Euro 201(...)

Darina Allen and René Redzepi at the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Litfest food festival in Co Cork yesterday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision 1:16

Follow our coverage of Ballymaloe Lit Fest @irishtimesfood and @mcdigby René Redzepi was impressed. “This is the most organised farm I’ve (...)

Pat the Cope Gallagher. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has called on the European Commission to implement sanction measures against Iceland, saying that Iceland and (...)

Mr Coveney said that he differed with the EU on “significant aspects of the deal”, which will set some 15.6 per cent of the north-east Atlantic stock aside for Iceland, Greenland and Russia. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed agreement between the EU, Norway and the Faroe islands on share-out of the north-east Atlant(...)

Minister for Fisheries Simon Coveney has defended the deal reached in Brussels last night, arguing that the overall value of fishing opportunities for fishermen next year is the same as 2013. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Coastal communities face up to 350 job losses and regulatory discards of fish will increase as a result of the deal concluded by EU fisheries minister(...)