Cobh: Condé Nast Traveler says it’s one of Europe’s most beautiful small towns. Photograph: Gallo/Getty

Cork’s harbour town of Cobh has been named one of the 25 most beautiful small towns in Europe by the international travel bible Condé Nast Traveler. (...)

Britain’s Brexit secretary David Davis, prime minister Theresa May, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. File photograph: Eric Vidal/Pool/EPA

The UK Cabinet is, at last, getting around to discussing the sort of trade agreement it wants to have with the EU after it has left. It intends to ma(...)

Policemen and forensic experts at the scene where three bodies were discovered  in Wilderswil, Switzerland today. Photograph: EPA

Three bodies have been found near a train station in a Swiss Alpine town in the canton of Bern after a shooting. A man shot his wife and child bef(...)

“Euros would be useless as a currency, and I had forgotten to furnish myself with a supply of coloured beads.” Photograph: Switzerland Tourism/swiss-image.ch

I thought John Cleese summed up mountaineering rather well in a Monty Python sketch. “Kilimanjaro can be a pretty tricky climb, you know,” he said. “I(...)