A general view of  Macroom in Co Cork. Former solicitor Mark Cronin is to go on trial for  nine counts of fraud involving more than €270,000 and one count of arson at a building, housing a pub and a solicitor’s office, in Macroom. Image: Google Maps.

A former solicitor has been returned for trial on nine counts of fraud involving more than €270,000 and one count of arson at a building, housing a pu(...)

Austria’s interior ministerJohanna Mikl-Leitner. Ms Mikl-Leitner announced that Austria has filed a legal complaint over suspicions of spying by Germany’s BND agency.  Photograph: Hans Techt/EPA

Austria has filed a legal complaint over suspicions that Germany’s BND intelligence agency and the US National Security Agency might have spied on its(...)

Dutch politician Geert Wilders speaks at the Muhammad art contest in Garland, Texas, on Sunday. Two gunmen were killed in an attack on the event. Photograph: Mike Stone/Reuters

When historian Geert Mak, one of the best-regarded writers in the Netherlands, recently accepted an award for his outstanding contribution to the Dutc(...)

Nicole Hudgens, of Texas Values, voices her opposition to same-sex marriage outside the US Supreme Court in Washingon. Photograph: John Boal/ EPA

It’s Obergefell, pronounced Oh-ber-guh-fell. It hardly trips off the tongue, but the name of this shy property agent and art collector could featur(...)

A protester walks past a line of police as they enforce curfew for the third night, Thursday, April 30th, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Days of peaceful protest about police aggression turned to rioting, looting and arson in Baltimore on Monday following the funeral of black man, Fred(...)

The Soho bar in Cork city where two women were assaulted in February 2014.

Two men are due for sentence on Friday after they were found guilty by a jury of assaulting a woman and her mother outside a Cork city pub over a y(...)

Vietnamese female soldiers of Liberation Force march during a military parade as part of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City. Photograph: Kham/Reuters

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, was decked out in hammer-and-sickle banners as soldiers marched through the nation’s financial center, 40 (...)

Police confront protesters demonstrating over the death of Freddie Gray, near Union Square in New York. Photograph: Michael Appleton/The New York Times 1:19

Protests are continuing in the US over the death of Freddie Gray, whose death from injuries sustained while in police custody has led to violence in (...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe addresses a joint meeting of the US Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters.

Prime minister Shinzo Abe expressed “deep repentance” over Japan’s role in the second World War in a speech to the US Congress on Wednesday, even as h(...)

Saudi interior minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef has been appointed crown prince. Prince Nayef is said to be the most powerful figure in the country. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Determined to leave his mark on Saudi Arabia’s monarchical regime, King Salman has reordered the succession, appointing his nephew as crown prince in(...)