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Security and emergency personnel  in Lyon at the scene where an attacker armed with a sawn-off shotgun wounded an Orthodox priest in a shooting before fleeing, said a police source. Photograph: AFP

A Greek Orthodox priest was shot and injured on Saturday at a church in the centre of the French city of Lyon by an assailant who then fled, a police (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: announced a ban on overnight stays and outbound international travel, unless the trips are for work. Photograph: PA

A second national lockdown will be imposed across England from midnight on Thursday with all non-essential shops, restaurants, pubs and leisure facili(...)

Mohamed Haouas punches Jamie Ritchie during the Six Nations match between France and Scotland in February. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Imagine it. Alleged robber to play for Ireland against France in the Aviva Stadium. Outside The Bridge Bar there are absolute scenes. Joe Duffy and th(...)

John Creedon: Italian, French and Spanish place names were brought to Ireland as the Dublin middle classes returned from travelling, hence Sorrento Road and Vico Road in Dalkey. Photograph: Don Macmonagle

There’s an old folk tale that dates from a time when the Russian-Finnish border was being redrawn. Some rather stern officials from Moscow knocked on (...)

Barnardos set up a support group for mothers whose children were adopted, three women share their stories.

Throughout much of its history, Ireland was a cold and inhospitable place for women who became pregnant outside of marriage. The recent campaign by su(...)

Cars at a Border crossing. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

I passed a shop the other day that I assumed was closed under Level 5, since it’s not somewhere you would go to buy milk, fuel or medicine. Darth Vade(...)

A parishioner in front of the  Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice on Thursday after a man killed three people and wounded several others in a knife attack. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images

France has warned all its citizens abroad of the danger of Islamist attacks – “wherever they are, because the threat is everywhere,” said foreign mini(...)

 World Health Organisation director general Tedros Adhanom speaks earlier this year during a news conference on Covid-19, in Geneva, Switzerland. File photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm over prevalent cases of enduring damage to the health of Covid-19 survivors of all ages, incl(...)

Some strong earnings helped European stocks end higher on Friday, but they still posted their sharpest weekly and monthly declines since March. Photograph: Ana Bornay/EPA

Some strong earnings helped European stocks end higher on Friday, but they posted their sharpest weekly and monthly declines since a brutal selloff in(...)

French police block  access to the Notre Dame de l’Assomption basilica in Nice after   Brahim Aouissaoui killed  three people at the church. Photograph:  Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images

The Tunisian who killed three in an attack at a church in Nice, France, has been condemned by Arab and Muslim leaders, who argue he does not represent(...)

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