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Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, pictured here, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, due to hit the cinemas this weekend.

Croatia’s tiny and remote Vis island, with its endless beaches, is enjoying its final days of obscurity as it takes on the role of a Greek Island in M(...)

The scene at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport after a Ryanair plane made an emergency landing. Photograph: Conor Brennan

German aircraft accident investigators have begun an inquiry into the sudden loss of cabin pressure on a Ryanair flight from Dublin to Croatia on Frid(...)

A clay tablet with an engraved inscription showing 13 verses of a rhapsody in Homer’s Odyssey. Photograph: EPA/Greek MInistry of Culture

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered what they believe to be the oldest known extract of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey. A team of Greek and Germ(...)

Lake Ohrid is hugely popular with domestic tourists but there are relatively few foreign visitors. Photograph: iStock

Has anybody heard of Lake Ohrid? Macedonia shares one of Europe’s largest and deepest lakes that very few people have ever heard of. The country is a (...)

Lindsay Lohan says ‘I don’t want any judgment on me. You know? My acting is good, my work is good, and I love work.’ File photograph: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images

The other day at the newly opened Lohan Beach House, families played on the beach alongside topless women alongside the religiously covered up, while (...)

  (L-R) German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Pierre Moscovici, French Finance minister Bruno Le Maire and Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos during a meeting of the Eurogroup in Luxembourg .  Photograph: Julian Waranud/EPA

Euro zone member states last night approved an historic package allowing Greece to exit on August 20th from its third bailout programme, an end to an (...)

Last week, Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev and Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras (above) announced they had agreed to finally end the 27-year dispute over Macedonia’s name. Photograph: Angelos Tzortinzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Macedonia was spared the bloodshed that ravaged other ex-Yugoslav republics in the 1990s, but its declaration of independence was not without acrimony(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras attends a parliamentary session on Thursday ahead of a debate on a motion of no confidence by the main opposition in row over a deal on neighbouring Macedonia’s name. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The Greek parliament began debating a no-confidence motion in the government on Thursday, with opposition deputies expressing fury over prime minister(...)

Ruth Gallagher is so glad she went to  Greece

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Trinity College Dublin (...)

The ‘Miracle of Istanbul’:  Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and manager Rafael Benitez hold the trophy aloft after the dramatic victory over  AC Milan.   Photograph: Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty

Rafael Benítez has already selected the shirt he intends wearing on Saturday evening. “It’s grey,” says Newcastle United’s manager, deadpan. Conside(...)

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