Vosges

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“C’est bizarre,” observed the female passerby as she looked in the window of Cafe Philippe alongside the medieval market of Carreau De Temple. She was(...)

 Team Sky rider Chris Froome: “My hunger to win hasn’t got any less but the challenge is bigger this year because the level of my rivals is higher.” Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Reuters

He was the dominant winner in 2013, 2015 and 2016 but, this time around, Chris Froome starts the Tour de France knowing things could be more difficult(...)

Abdel Malik Petitjean (19), one the two men who stormed into a church in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray during morning mass and cut the throat of a 86-year-old priest at the altar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French officials have identified the second man involved in the murder of a priest in a Normandy church. The French prosecutors’ office said DNA te(...)

James O’Reilly on the 2015 mHealth Grand Tour from Geneva to Brussels.

In October 2006, at the age of 17 and just a few weeks into my sixth year of secondary school, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In the weeks pri(...)

Students with the Columbanus Life and Legacy Project, Moore Institute, NUI Galway working on remains of a Romanesque church recently uncovered within the Basilica di San Colmbano in Bobbio, Italy, where Irish saint Columbanus founded a monastery in the early 7th century. Photograph: Moore Institute, NUI Galway.

Archaeology students from NUI Galway (NUIG) have discovered a 1,000-year-old church linked to the Italian monastery founded by Ireland’s St Columbanu(...)

Sheep in front of the Eiffel tower in Paris, France,  this morning during a shepherd demonstration  against the protection of wolves.  Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Sheep took to the protest lines in France this morning as shepherds decided they’d had enough of wolf protection policy.The bleating hordes gathered n(...)

A group of breakaway riders pedal through a rain storm near the town of Condom in the Pyrenees mountains during the 19th stage of theTour de France cycling race between Maubourguet and Bergerac.Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Cycling’s equivalent of the curse of Hello! magazine seems to have struck the cyclists who shook the Duchess of Cambridge’s hand before the official s(...)

 Crowds cheer as cyclists competing in the Tour de France pass through Parliament Square at the end of the race’s third stage  in London, England. Photograph: Getty Images

With two victories in the first three days of the Tour, Marcel Kittel already looks unstoppable. As Buckingham Palace loomed behind him, he had the s(...)

The Jura: Sean Rothery on the way to St Hippolyte. Taken from  A Long Walk South, An Irishman’s Trek on the GR5

I retired from a long academic career when I was 65. I had no choice, but the view back then and possibly still is that retirement is a good thing,(...)

 Strasbourg Christmas market
A taste of Christmas

The smell of cinnamon gusts across Place Kleber from buckets of mulled wine. Rich nostril-captivating aromas of roasting chestnuts and coconut, meltin(...)