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(L/R): Head of Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service Onno Eichelsheim, Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld and British ambassador Peter Wilson attend a press conference of the Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) at The Hague. Photograph: Bart Maat/ ANP/AFP

The Netherlands has said it foiled a plot by Russian military intelligence to launch a cyber attack against the international chemical weapons watchdo(...)

David de Gea: “I feel really loved in this club.” Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Young Boys v Manchester United, Stade de Suisse, 8pm (Live on Virgin Media Sport and BT Sport 1) David de Gea has passed up an opportunity to commit(...)

A view of the Spiez Laboratory in  Switzerland. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

Switzerland’s intelligence agency said on Friday it had worked with British and Dutch counterparts to foil a Russian plot which according to newspape(...)

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general, has died. Photograph: Reuters

Former United Nations secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said. Mr Annan, a(...)

Roma’s coach Eusebio Di Francesco: “Sometimes, we lack that craft and guile you need to get better results.” Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

Roma are refusing to give up the ghost in their Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona despite facing a three-goal deficit in Tuesday’s seco(...)

Brussels has proposed giving the European Court of Justice a big role in settling EU trade disputes with Switzerland in a move that could serve as a blueprint for a Brexit deal

Brussels has proposed giving the European Court of Justice a big role in settling EU trade disputes with Switzerland in a move that could serve as a b(...)

Shirley Grimes and Clíodhna Ní Aodáin have been living in Switzerland since the 1990s.  Photograph: Daniel Rihs.

I grew up in 1980s Ireland listening to the songs of Paul Brady and Christy Moore, telling stories of Irish emigrants who weren’t all as lucky as I ha(...)

Records show €20,000 was spent on an air purification system at the Irish Eembassy in Beijing, a city in which air pollution is a regular problem. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

The State spent more than €600,000 on gardening and major maintenance works on its properties overseas last year, including €90,000 on asbestos remova(...)

Lisbon skyline at Alfama, one of the older parts of the city. Photograph: iStock Photo

Assemble a city-break destination from a wishlist of components and you get Lisbon: a wide glittering river, limpid skies, steep cobbled streets, pala(...)

A Mercer survey found Dublin is the second most expensive city in the euro zone  for employees working abroad. File photograph: Getty Images

Dublin is the second most expensive city in the euro zone behind Paris for employees working abroad, according to a survey by consultancy firm Mercer.(...)

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