In this 2010 file photo, Syria president Bashar al-Assad addresses reporters following his meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Photograph: AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere

Over the past two years, Bashar al-Assad has lost control of two-thirds of Syria. Last spring, Islamists took over most of the northwestern province o(...)

Federal Reserve Washington, DC: announcement expected on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Markets dipped on Monday as investors grew nervous ahead of a US central bank meeting later this week that some speculate could raise interest rates. (...)

The doors and basements of Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Downstairs Dublin on Culture Night
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  • September 12, 2015, 11:45

Next Friday night is Culture Night, and here at the Magazine we are doing our bit to bring the capital alive, with some help from our friends in Th(...)

GE gets EU approval to buy Alstom power unit

General Electric has overcome the last big hurdle to the largest acquisition in its history, a $13.5 billion deal for the power business of Alstom of (...)

The Rainbow Warrior was heading for the Mururoa Atoll in the south Pacific, where France was planning a series of nuclear tests. Photograph: Patrick Riviere/AFP/Getty Images 1:36

A French secret service frogman who took part in the operation to sink Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior 30 years ago has spoken publicly for the fi(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls at a migrants’ reception centre in Calais: a visit to “the jungle” was too great a security risk. Photograph: Denis Charlet/EPA

It was all they would see of “the jungle”: black faces lined up along the road as the prime minister’s motorcade sped by, the chaotic jumble of shacks(...)

Cars and lorries sit in traffic as striking employees of the My Ferry Link company block the A16 motorway toward the ferry port of Calais in July.

Irish hauliers are to meet with Minister of Transport Pascal Donohoe early next month to press the case for compensation over delays related to the mi(...)

The MH370 search area off the east coast of La Réunion measures 120km by 40km. Photogaph: EPA

France has launched a renewed air and sea search around the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion in the hope of finding more debris from the missing Mala(...)

Migrants walk in the direction of the Eurotunnel terminal  near Calais, northern France. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images 10:11

When several thousand Irish construction workers were involved in building the Channel Tunnel more than 25 years ago, tabloid newspapers reported o(...)

People look on  as workers disassemble an elevator on the public beach near the Saudi King’s villa in the Golfe-Juan seaside resort in Vallauris, southeastern France, on Monday. Photograph: Valery hache/AFP/Getty Images.

Saudi Arabian King Salman has left the south of France for Morocco, cutting short a planned three-week stay after a petition from some 150,000 resi(...)