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Istanbul’s iconic Bosphorus Bridge linking Asia and Europe

Turkey has arrived. After years of rhetoric and promises, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has unveiled Istanbul’s Marmaray Metro, (...)

Supporters of jailed former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko during a rally in front of the parliament building in Kiev. Photograph: Sergii Polezhaka/Reuters

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore travels to Brussels today for the final meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers before next week’s Eastern Partnership summit i(...)

Europe’s far-right challenge
  • Europe
  • November 18, 2013, 01:00

When the French magazine Minute last week ran a front page depicting Guyanan-born justice minister Christiane Taubira with the caption “Clever as a mo(...)

Europe at the centre: detail from a map by Willem Blaeu, a cartographer of the 16th and early 17th century.

Asked what he thought of Western civilisation, Mahatma Gandhi is said to have replied: “It would be a good idea.” And James Joyce, in the Cyclops epis(...)

French president François Hollande and German chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris this week. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

In the blurry, paparazzi-style photograph, the most important couple in Europe are snuggled up on the bed of a luxury hotel, wearing pyjamas. “Françoi(...)

Boxed in: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge in last weekend’s Love/Hate finale

Such was the hype ahead of the finale of Love/Hate (RTÉ One, Sunday) that Stuart Carolan, its writer, and David Caffrey, its director, could have deli(...)

 Strasbourg Christmas market
A taste of Christmas

The smell of cinnamon gusts across Place Kleber from buckets of mulled wine. Rich nostril-captivating aromas of roasting chestnuts and coconut, meltin(...)

Angela Merkel’s likely coalition partners in the SPD have adopted an unsympathetic stance towards Ireland.

Politics rather than economics appears to have been behind the Government’s decision to exit the EU-IMF bailout without a precautionary credit line(...)

Paolo Di Canio has hit back at Martin O’Neill as the war of words between the former Sunderland managers continued. Photograph: PA Wire

Paolo Di Canio has hit back at Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill as the war of words between the former Sunderland managers continued. Di Can(...)

Twelve illegal immigrants, including at least four children, drowned after their boat capsized just off the Greek island of Lefkada (A on map) in the Ionian Sea today. Image: Google Maps.

Twelve illegal immigrants, including at least four children, drowned after their boat capsized just off the Greek island of Lefkada in the Ionian Se(...)

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