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The Grace 1 supertanker at anchor in the British territory of Gibraltar on Thursday. Photograph:  Marcos Moreno/AP

Gibraltar has released an Iranian tanker at the centre of a dispute between Britain and the Islamic republic after a court set aside a last-minute US (...)

New recruits of the Kosovo Security Force throw their caps in the air during their swearing-in ceremony at the Adem Jashari barracks in Pristina. Photograph: Armend Nimani / AFP

Serbia and Kosovo have rejected a call from western states to make compromises that could help restart EU-brokered talks to normalise their relations.(...)

Sylvain Quoirin, the grandfather of the deceased Franco-Irish schoolgirl Nóra Quoirin.

Sylvain Quoirin, the grandfather of the deceased Franco-Irish schoolgirl Nóra Quoirin, whose body was found on Tuesday in Malaysia, believes she was t(...)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy: has vowed  “to give protection, refuge and Ukrainian citizenship to all those who fight for freedom . . . And first and foremost to Russians, who today suffer most of all.” Photograph: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Reuters

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has issued a decree to make it easier for Russians facing political persecution to become citizens of Ukraine,(...)

Action from this year’s Royal Ascot race meeting in Britain. Photograph: Reuters/Matthew Childs

What would convince consumers that a no-deal Brexit comes at a cost? Shortages at the shops? Probably not, and not likely to happen - assuming a relax(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh visiting the National Parents’ Council Post Primary helpline in Croke Park, alongside  Beatrice Dooley, president of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/ The Irish Times

Families who cannot afford to send their children to university should consider more affordable options in regional colleges, Minister for Education J(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: One MP said a vote of confidence in his government would have more chance of success later in October, as the reality of no-deal drew nearer. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via Reuters

Boris Johnson is preparing for a parliamentary battle against MPs trying to block a no-deal Brexit in the second week of September, as his cross-party(...)

A Royal Navy helicopter hovering over the stricken yacht Camargue, ready to winch up the last of eight crew members in the wake of the Fastnet race disaster. File  photograph: PA/PA Wire

Today is the 40th anniversary of the Fastnet Race disaster in August 1979, when a severe storm caused the deaths of 15 of the competing yachtsmen and (...)

A winchman works to retrieve a victim during the 1979   Fastnet Race. File photograph: Keystone/Getty

The Fastnet sailing race disaster, which cost 19 lives, is unlikely to occur again in the modern era, analysis of weather data from 1979 reveals. The(...)

 US attorney for the southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman (right) points as he speaks during a news conference about the arrest of American financier Jeffrey Epstein in New York on July 8th. Photograph: Jason Szenes/EPA

Who was Jeffrey Epstein? Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his prison cell on Saturday morning, was a 66-year-old finance executive. His glitter(...)

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