Venice Rowback Authorities in Venice have overturned a ban on large cruise ships sailing into St Mark’s basin, introduced in August 2014 to pro(...)

In Beijing, Uber operates premium car service Uber Black and newly launched People’s Uber, which is priced to compete with regular taxis. Photograph: Emily Berl/The New York Times

Car-hailing apps such as Uber are facing a crackdown against “illegal” taxi drivers in Beijing, making the city the latest in a long line of trouble s(...)

Try your hand at glamping in the Swiss Alps with White Pod Switzerland

Kinsale Campsites can be crowded but at Kinsale Glamping (glamorous camping) the yurt is in a world of its own, metres above the sea, and (...)

A boy thows an egg at an image of Vladimir Putin in Kiev in May. Photographs: Sergey Gapon/AFP/Getty

Last year ended with Ukraine on a knife edge. Much has changed since, but the country continues to tumble from revolution to rebel insurgency and i(...)

Hallelujah: the singing Co Meath priest Fr Ray Kelly, in the video that went viral

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Nestpick targets international renters moving to new cities

German ecommerce investor Rocket Internet is backing online apartment rental firm Nestpick as the start-up expands into four European countries, aimin(...)

Self-portrait by Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomin characters. © Moomin Characters™

Celebrations are taking place today across Finland, the beautiful Nordic country of lakes and islands as the 97th anniversary of the day Finns declare(...)

Amsterdam police have put up more signs warning tourists of a potentially fatal narcotic being passed off as cocaine following the deaths of two Briti(...)

Ajax fans show their support prior to the match between wiith FC Barcelona earlier this month. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Nearly 100 Ajax fans wielding iron bars and wearing ski masks were arrested in Paris on the eve of the Champions League match between the Dutch club a(...)

Conor Harte, of Racing Bruxelles, along with Shane O’Donoghue and Kyle Good who play with Antwerp’s Dragons will play against France. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

The winter break across Europe will slowly see the Irish senior men’s team return to full training together after players were spread across Belgiu(...)