The Nyhavn neighbourhood, which was originally a busy commercial port, is now a pretty neighbourhood filled with waterside bars and restaurants.

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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(...)

People bring candles and flowers to the makeshift memorial for the victims of the stabbings at the Turku Market Square, Finland. Photograph: Vesa Moilanen/AFP/Getty Images

Police searched premises in the city of Turku and interviewed the chief suspect on Sunday as part of an investigation into Finland’s first suspected I(...)

Embryonic research: scientists believe “editing” human genomes could also work for other conditions caused by mutations such as cystic fibrosis and some breast cancers. Photograph: Alan Betson

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Moomin fans from all over the world are visiting the new museum in Tampare, Finland. Photograph: Photograph: Jari Kuusenaho/Tampere Art Museum

On the walls and in glowing display cases of a new museum in Finland, little blob-nosed creatures potter about their daily lives: gardening and cookin(...)

 Mayfield Eatery on Terenure Road North: an  old butcher shop that was turned it into ‘a tiny neighbourhood restaurant with real personality’. Photograph: Alan Betson

International tourism expert Prof Michael Hall has said he would never recommend Dublin to anyone for a short break as the city is a “rip-off”. The p(...)

A stag party pictured in Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An international tourism expert has said he would never recommend Dublin to anyone for a short break as the city is a “rip-off”. Professor Michael H(...)

Yes to . . . cacti, the lazy person’s houseplant solution

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The global cyber attack began spreading across the globe on Friday and by Monday had locked up computers in more than 150 countries. Photograph: iStock

A global “ransomware” attack disrupting factories, hospitals, shops and schools spurred investors on Monday to buy up stocks expected to benefit from (...)