UberPOP was deemed illegal in The Netherlands in December Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Dutch regulatory agency raided the Amsterdam offices of taxi hailing service Uber on Thursday in connection with its UberPOP unit after a court deem(...)

German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz (28). Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said Lubitz deliberately crashed the Germanwings aircraft into the Alps. 2:12

German police have begun searching the home of Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who is believed to have ocked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwing(...)

Simone Menne, chief financial officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, speaks to employees following a minute’s silence for the victims of Tuesday’s plane crash, at the airline’s headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg 2:24

Germanwings has rounded up to 72 the number of German nationals who died in yesterday’s Alpine plane crash.Employees of Lufthansa and its Germanwings (...)

France’s president Francois Hollande (2nd right), Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy (centre) and German chancellor Angela Merkel (left) walk near crash site of Germanwings Airbus A320. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters 2:24

Investigators have retrieved cockpit voice recordings from one of the black boxes of the German Airbus plane that smashed into the Alps, killing every(...)

Research compiled by The Irish Times found that counties with high rates of penalty points suffered fewer road deaths per 100,000 people than counties with low points. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda Assistant Commissioner Derek Byrne has insisted that road traffic enforcement is consistent throughout the country despite findings which drew a(...)

Electronic cigarettes: Dutch research found that the products varied considerably. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The normally liberal Netherlands is to place an age limit of 18 on the purchase of electronic cigarettes – and its national institute for public healt(...)

Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs: ‘Before the summer, we will present a second package of measures on tax competition in the EU single market, including new ideas to revitalise the discussion on a common corporate tax base in Europe, which would cut compliance costs for companies and encourage cross-border investment.’ Photograph: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

Even when times are good, people are outraged when powerful, highly profitable corporations slash their tax bills by aggressively exploiting loopholes(...)

A file image of forensic experts working on a mass grave in the village of Budak, located some 2.5km  from a memorial centre for the massacre victims near  the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica in  July 2005. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images.

Prosecutors have made Serbia’s first arrests of people suspected of the Srebrenica massacre killings.Serbian police arrested seven men accused of taki(...)

The Hampton Court Palace flower show: Heathrow is the nearest airport to Hampton Court Palace and if you book early, tickets will cost about €150 return. Photograph: Getty

My husband and I would like to visit the Hampton Court Palace flower show in July. There seems to be plenty of options for the Chelsea flower show,(...)

Minister of State Dara Murphy has strongly defended Ireland’s record on data protection, pointing out that the IDPC has undertaken a number of “tough audits” of Facebook. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

European Union ministers agreed to the creation of a pan-European data-protection body on Friday despite concerns from Ireland, the UK and the Neth(...)