French justice minister Christiane Taubira resigned and will be replaced by Jean-Jacques Urvoas. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

French justice minister Christiane Taubira, a left-wing politician often considered at odds with her government on matters of law and order enforcemen(...)

 Lawrence Krauss, from Arizona State University, helps unveil the Doomsday Clock after the announcement that it would remain at three minutes to midnight, in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

The Iran nuclear deal and movement on climate change have prompted the scientists who maintain the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to global cata(...)

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and US ambassador to France Jane Hartley, pay tribute to the victims of November 13th terror attacks in Paris, at the Place de la Republique. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

The French writer and statesman André Malraux allegedly predicted that “the 21st century will be a century of religion or it will not be at all.” Th(...)

 Roman  statues  at Rome’s Capitoline Museum. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

Italian officials keen to spare the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, any possible offence on his visit to Rome covered up nude statues at the city’s(...)

Electricity can be generated using machines that run on biogas produced from processing palm oil mill effluent.

Asia Biogas, which builds power plants that turn waste into power and is owned by a group of Irish and Singaporean investors, has just started commerc(...)

Mairi McMahon, secretary of the pastoral council in Ballyagran: “There’s no doubt the only choice we have is to reduce the number of Masses without closing churches.” Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

Eleven priests from the Limerick diocese, where more than half of all priests are over 65, will on Tuesday travel to Evry-Corbeil-Essonne in Paris to (...)

The hotel said that “during the incident the fire team and management followed correct protocols designed to ensure the safety of our guests and staff”. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Shelbourne Hotel has refused to comment on fresh claims from guests caught up in an evacuation early on Saturday morning that they were not proper(...)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks, in a video released by the jihadist media arm Al-Hayat Media Centre on Sunday: some 30 Europol experts are working to support the Franco-Belgian investigation into the Paris attack. Photograph: Al-Hayat Media Centre/AFP

Islamic State and other militants are very likely to attempt major new attacks in Europe following those in Paris, the EU’s police agency said on Mond(...)

A screenshot of a man referred to by his nom de guerre as ‘Abu Mujaed al-Baljiki’ is seen in this image taken from an undated video published on January 24th.

Islamic State released a video on Sunday apparently showing footage of the men who carried out the November attacks in Paris while they were in Syria (...)

Iranian minister of transport Abbas Akhoundi: said the first aircraft could join Iran’s ageing fleet as early as March. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Iran is planning to sign a contract with European manufacturer Airbus to buy 114 aircraft in what would be the first big deal to emerge from Tehran’s (...)

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