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A pile of rubble inside Notre Dame Cathedral today after the devastating fire overnight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has given an address on television on the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, claiming the edifice will be reno(...)

All Quiet on the Western Front: from the film of the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty

For some years after the end of the first World War, the memoirs of generals and statesmen dominated publication about it – none more prominently than(...)

Römerberg square in Frankfurt, where reconstructed medieval houses and buildings complementary to the historical streetscape replaced a 1970s block. Photograph: Horacio Villalobos/Corbis via Getty Images

With “Just” and “Married” signs stuck to their backs, Tobias and Stephan are celebrating their wedding in Frankfurt with an unconventional cycling tou(...)

US president Donald Trump  and Russian president Vladimir Putin arrive for a summit in Helsinki, Finland. Photograph: Brendan SmialowskiAFP/Getty Images

Bond watched the water lap gently against the quayside. Helsinki’s Presidentinlinna looked well in the hot July sun. On the rooftop he could see the d(...)

Gillian Ackland enjoying the snow in Calgary

As winter makes its presence felt in Ireland, we decided to ask our readers living in cooler climates what proper cold feels like. Dress appropriately(...)

South Korea’s Hyunmoo II ballistic missile is fired during an exercise at an undisclosed location in the country. File photograph: South Korea Defense Ministry via AP

In November 1950, when North Korean forces had the US military on the run, President Truman held an infamous press conference during which he threaten(...)

Protesters and counter-protesters argue during a demonstration in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

When is it better to laugh at Nazis, and when is it better to punch them? When white supremacist Richard Spencer was punched in the face after Donald (...)

Members of the Defence Forces during the first major event in Ireland to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, at Dublin Castle last year. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Commemoration of historic events and remembering those who died in conflicts invariably involves making moral judgements on the participants and the j(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned of the danger of blowing out of proportion the security threat posed by asylum seekers. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPA

Germany has agreed a €150 million deportation fund for failed asylum seekers and voluntary returnees, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel backed a ba(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

1. Zappone and Fine Gael at odds over childcare proposals The Minister tasked with drafting the Government’s childcare plan was kept in the dark as a(...)

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