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Right: Rescued migrants disembarking off the Italian Guardia Costiera vessel in Sicily on Friday.  Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP. Left: Adrian Corish

Everyone thought I was crazy when I moved to Africa in 1989. I was going to live in a place with no televisions, no electricity and a high risk of mal(...)

Weaker rate of expansion in France seen as big disappointment Photograph: Getty

Euro zone private sector business growth was weaker than forecast this month on slowing new orders in the region, dragged down largely by faltering ac(...)

The scene outside the Spanish embassy in Tripoli early on Tuesday morning. Photograph: @alwasatengnews

A bomb exploded in front of the Spanish embassy in the Libyan capital late on Monday, residents said, the latest in a string of attacks on foreign mi(...)

A Red Cross worker with an African migrant after his arrival by sea in Ceuta. Photograph: The Red Cross

Germinal Castillo pulls out his mobile phone and finds a photograph on it. It is of a group of sub-Saharan Africans inside a tiny inflatable boat, wit(...)

Rescued migrants after they disembark at Corigliano harbour, Italy, this week. Since April 10th alone, the Italian coast guard has rescued about 8,500 people. Photograph: Francesco Arena/EPA

Eighteen months on from the Lampedusa tragedy, which saw 366 migrants lose their lives off the Italian island, Europe’s migration problem shows no (...)

Rodrigo Rato (left), former People’s Party minister and former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, is lead by police as they leave his residence after an inspection in Madrid. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Former International Monetary Fund chief and Spanish politican Rodrigo Rato has been detained on fraud and money laundering charges, Spanish media hav(...)

Ireland’s fertility rate, at 2.01 live births per woman (in 2012), was the highest in the EU (along with France), but it is still below the population replacement level of 2.1 per cent.

Ireland has the highest proportion of children in the European Union, according to a new report.Last year, the proportion of children in Ireland (coun(...)

Pedro Sanchez, the Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Spain’s Socialist leader, Pedro Sanchez, has apologised after he accidentally voted for a law requiring girls under 18 to obtain parental consent for (...)

Costa del Sol: Dubliners Wayne Lennon (38) and Brian McConville (30) admitted punching, kicking and stabbing London-born builder Paul Feathers at his home. Photograph: PA

Two Irish men have been sentenced to 11 years each in prison after being convicted of killing a British expat at his Costa del Sol home. A jury at a c(...)