Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the St Andrews Resource Centre in Dublin for the launch of the Low Pay commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has insisted he is worth his €3,500 a week salary.Asked at the launch of the Low Pay Commission in Dublin whether his €185,000 a (...)

Co-editor of  ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Laurent Sourisseau, who was shot in the shoulder. Photograph: AFP Photo /Bertrand Guaybertrand Guay/Getty Images

Charlie Hebdo, the satirical weekly where 12 people were murdered, including a building worker and two policemen, in an attack by jihadists on January(...)

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, French Jewish institutions representative council president Roger Cukierman, French president Francois Hollande, Paris Mosque rector Dalil Boubakeur and Paris Mosque Imams inspector Mohamed Louanoughi  at the Elysee Palace. Photo: Getty Images

President François Hollande received the leaders of France’s Jewish and Muslim communities late Tuesday in an attempt to restore the unity of the aft(...)

French president Francois Hollande delivers a speech during the 30th annual diner held by the French Jewish Institutions Representative Council on February 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/AFP/Getty Images

French President Francois Hollande urged internet companies like Google and Facebook on Monday to fight hate speech online.He made the comments during(...)

A member of the Ukrainian armed forces stands near a cannon, with shell cases seen in the foreground in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine. Photograph: Oleksandr Klymenko/Reuters.

Kiev accused Russia on Friday of sending more tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine and said they were heading towards the rebel-held town of Novoazo(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (R) shakes hand with his Spanish counterpart  Luis De Guindos   during an extraordinary euro zone finance ministers meeting (Eurogroup) to discuss Athens’  bailout. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters.

Greece and the Eurogroup of finance ministers have reached deal in principle to extend the country’s bailout by four months. The agreement remo(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls after delivering a speech before the vote of no confidence. The outcome shows that President François Hollande’s administration no longer commands a reliable majority. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The French government has survived a vote of no confidence, but has been weakened by the necessity of using an obscure constitutional instrument to p(...)

 A man  in military uniform kisses a cross presented to him by a Ukrainian Orthodox priest after a commemoration ceremony for Maidan activists or ‘Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred’, who were killed on the Maidan during anti-government protests in Kiev last year. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA. 1:44

Fighting continued in eastern Ukraine on Thursday despite European efforts to resurrect a ceasefire, a day after pro-Russian separatists spurned the (...)

French president Francois Hollande: he took drastic action by overriding parliament to push through a package of business-friendly economic reforms. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty

French president François Hollande took drastic action on Tuesday to push through a package of business-friendly economic reforms, overriding parliam(...)

French gendarmes at the desecrated Jewish cemetery of Sarre-Union in France. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty

France was still reeling at similarities between the attacks in Copenhagen and events in Paris last month when it was announced late on Sunday that a(...)