Roman Polanski pleaded guilty in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old girl during a photo shoot in Los Angeles. File photograph: EPA

A Polish court’s decision to deny the extradition of film-maker Roman Polanski to the United States over a 1977 child sex conviction became le(...)

Wrong to think David Cameron could magic up a brand new EU after a few chats with Angela Merkel and Jean Claude Juncker. - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

To Brexit or not to Brexit is now the biggest question in those parts of the British Isles not ruled from Dublin. The latest opinion poll for t(...)

 Nicolas Hulot: President François Hollande’s special envoy for the climate and a chief organiser of COP21:  “The real question is will it be half a success, a full success or an absolute success?”Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)

The COP21 UN climate conference will begin on Monday amid uncertainty about the content of the final agreement, and nervousness over security(...)

 British prime minister David Cameron  in the House of Commons as he argued the case for Britain to join air strikes in Syria. Photograph: AFP Photo/ Getty Images

David Cameron told MPs that attacking Islamic State in Syria would help make the United Kingdom safer, adding that the country could not outsou(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) with German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Germany has signalled its readiness to provide military assistance - but no ground troops - in the battle against IS in Syria. After meetin(...)

Armed police stand guard as others search a van at the scene in the Karl-Elsasser Street in Berlin’s southern suburb of Britz . Photograph: John MacDougall /AFP/Getty Images

German police commando units arrested two people suspected of planning an attack and searched an Islamic cultural centre on Thursday. Pol(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin welcomes French president Francois Hollande before a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

French president Francois Hollande has said Russia and France will co-ordinate their military strikes against Islamic State. Speaking afte(...)

Malian prime minister Modibo Keita and Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita (top center) attend the funerals of five of the victims of last week’s attack in Bamako. Twenty people were killed in a seige, 14 of them foreigners: six Russians, three Chinese, two Belgians, an American, an Israeli and a Senegalese. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A French soldier has died after suffering injuries in Mali when his vehicle was attacked by “terrorist groups”, the French president’s office said in (...)

The frozen bakery specialist, best known here for its Cuisine De France brand awarded Hilliard Lombard more than €5.5 million in stock options and elevated him to the company’s senior executive team in October

Aryzta, the Swiss-Irish food group, has said its European boss Hilliard Lombard, who was recently awarded more than €5.5 million in stock optio(...)

Algerian migrants in a bus after they were arrested by French police during a brutal police crackdown on October 17th 1961. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images/Archives

At the opening session of the talks which led to the latest Stormont House Agreement, Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers called for “a fresh approach(...)