The  LC is the latest stunning addition to the Lexus range, a sports car set to rival the likes of the BMW 6 Series, the Aston Martin DB11 or even the Mercedes Benz S-Class coupé

It’s like a motoring take on a Brothers Grimm tale. In an age of devious emissions cheating by its German rivals, the Japanese antihero sets out on a (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin at a news conference at the Brics summit in Xiamen, China, on Tuesday. “It’s difficult to engage in dialogue with people who confuse Austria with Australia,” he said. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik

Vladimir Putin heaped scorn on US president Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday, describing Washington’s latest attack against the Russian diplom(...)

 Migrants queuing at a reception centre near the Hungarian border in Subotica, northern Serbia, in July 2016. The closure of the “Balkan route” to migrants means asylum seekers and people smugglers are testing new ways to enter Europe. Photograph: Edvard Molnar/EPA

Romania’s coast guard has intercepted a fishing boat carrying scores of migrants off its Black Sea coast for the third time in as many weeks, highlig(...)

Martin O’Neill says the Serbs are technically better than Ireland but that his players will put their “heart and soul” into it. Photograph:  David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

We’ve all seen enough by now to know that Martin O’Neill doesn’t like having to do post-match interviews with RTÉ’s Tony O’Donoghue, but the Ireland m(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel at an election campaign rally in Quedlinburg, Germany, on Saturday. Photograph: Reinhard Krause/Reuters

With a month to election day, German chancellor Angela Merkel has ramped up her refugee-critical rhetoric in a bid to pull back far-right voters, boos(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron stands next to his wife, Brigitte Macron, Bulgarian president Rumen Radev and his wife, Desislava Radeva. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has accused Poland’s populist government of being isolated and out of touch with a changing European Union, as he end(...)

Scot Bucholz moved to Dublin from Denver in the US in 2014 to study journalism.

When Scot Bucholz moved to Ireland from Colorado in 2014 he was surprised to be asked to pay a month’s rent on top of a deposit for his apartment on C(...)

Copenhagen, Denmark has been named the most bike-friendly city in the world for the second year running. Photograph: Getty Images

There is something thrilling about using a bicycle to explore a new city. Street life seems more vibrant as you whizz past the crowds and down side st(...)

Irish export: Kabul’s  Irish Club – Afghanistan’s only bar – is a booming reality.  Photograph: AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

The drink. Its harm has cost the nation more than €2.3 billion per annum and over €40 million in alcohol-related absenteeism. Its abuse has led to ove(...)

Cork's Murphy's Brewery is just one of the historic buildings that will open to the public as part of the 23th Cork Open Heritage Day

Rebel rousing On Saturday, August 19th, Cork city flings open the doors to some of its most historic buildings. As part of the 13th Annual Cork Herit(...)