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Piles of rubble collected from the flooded areas in the Belgian town of Trooz, a week after heavy rains and floods lashed western Europe on July 14th and 15th. File photograph: Francois Walschaerts/AFP via Getty

A Belgian judge has opened an investigation for possible manslaughter over floods there that claimed 38 lives, the prosecutors office in the city of L(...)

Household debris  after flooding in Vaux-sous-Chevremont, Belgium. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP Photo

New floods have again swamped areas of Belgium and washed away cars as a wave of thunderstorms and heavy rain hit the country on Saturday. The provin(...)

  Dan Martin in action at the Rio 2016 Games. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Age: 34 Event: Road race/time trail Pro team: Israel Start-up Nation Born in Birmingham, a cousin of Nicholas Roche, Martin will ride his third Ol(...)

A woman carries bags in a devastated street  in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, western Germany, on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

Catastrophic floods have swept through western regions of Germany, demolishing streets and houses, killing more than 100 people and leaving hundreds m(...)

Aerial view shows an area completely destroyed by the floods in the Blessem district of Erftstadt, western Germany. Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP via Getty

Germany triggered a military disaster alert on Friday after the catastrophic flood that has claimed at least 100 lives, with at least 1,300 still miss(...)

Firefighters move sandbags against the rising water level of the Duessel, which has already flooded large parts of Duesseldorf Grafenberg, Germany. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

More than 60 people have died and dozens of people are missing in Germany and neighbouring Belgium after heavy flooding turned streams and streets in(...)

Plans to set up an EU rapid-response cyber unit that could quickly respond to attacks like the recent ransomware hack of the HSE were unveiled. File photograph: Ritchie B Tongo/EPA

Plans to set up an EU rapid-response cyber unit that could quickly respond to attacks like the recent ransomware hack of the Health Service Executive (...)

Patrick Sarsfield, one of the great tragic figures of Irish history, left Ireland in 1691 with the remnants of the Jacobian army which was defeated in the service of King James II at the battles of the Boyne in 1690 and Aughrim a year later.

Campaigners seeking to repatriate the remains of Patrick Sarsfield believe they have found the place where he is buried. Sarsfield, one of the great(...)

Dr Mike Ryan said at a WHO briefing on Monday night that not everyone had the knowledge or interest in adhering to regulations.

Europe needs “serious acceleration” in the fight against Covid-19 as it has fallen “well behind this virus”, World Health Organisation (WHO) head of e(...)

The UK government was this week urged to reclassify swimming pools, gyms and leisure centres as essential services vital to public health. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It was Wednesday evening before I got out for my Monday morning run this week and straightaway the warning signs were not good. The gentlest quiveri(...)

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