US secretary of state John Kerry, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna this week for talks on curtailing Iran’s nuclear programme. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/EPA

The United States is still striving to complete a comprehensive agreement to curtail Iran’s nuclear programme by the November 24th deadline, though “s(...)

In London, supermarket giant Tesco was back under pressure with a decline of nearly 3 per cent or 4.6p to 180.6p. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

European stocks were little changed today as investors signalled they are likely to hold fire until they see stronger signs of a recovery. Values slu(...)

Graziano Pelle of Italy celebrates after scoring against Malta at Ta’ Qali Stadium  in Valletta. Photograph:   Claudio Villa/Getty Images

The Netherlands’ poor start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign continued on Monday evening as a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace earned Iceland a 2-0 victory (...)

 The ramparts of Skala de la Ville in Essaouira, Morocco

I am a widow looking for a six- to eight-week holiday in January and February. I would like to be in a country during their summertime. I don’t min(...)

A person receives a test for diabetes during a free medical clinic in California. Ireland has the worst standard of diabetes care in western Europe, according to a new international comparison. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Ireland has the worst standard of diabetes care in western Europe, according to a new international comparison.The Euro Diabetes Index 2014 ranks Irel(...)

Training videos produced in Vienna were played to marmoset monkeys in Brazilian rainforests. 3:09

Old dogs aren’t the only ones learning new tricks. Researchers have shown that monkeys in the wild can watch “educational” videos and learn new ways (...)

In a word

And today’s word is cappuccino. Most think of it as being of Italian origin because of the name and because it is traditionally prepared with espresso(...)

Many Europeans will be surprised to read that within European only Vienna and Helsinki make the list of the world’s 10 most liveable cities. Dublin, a(...)

 St Kilda, a beachside area in  Melbourne, Australia, which, for the fourth year in a row remains the most liveable location of  140 cities surveyed by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  Photograph:  Tourism Victoria

Dublin may struggle to make it into the top 50 most liveable cities on the planet, but it is apparently still a more desirable place to call home th(...)

It may be one of the most sought after places to live judging by property prices but in terms of liveability Dublin comes way down the list.According (...)