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Rescue workerson the site of collision between train and school bus in Millas, France on Thursday, in this handou France Bleu Roussillon/Reuters

Four teenagers were killed and seven seriously injured after a train and a school bus collided outside the town of Perpignan in southwestern France on(...)

Laurent Wauquiez (42) succeeded Nicolas Sarkozy as leader of the right-wing Les Républicains after a campaign in which he positioned himself on a Catholic, identity-based platform. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters
France: The right regroups

It’s difficult for a party to lose an internal leadership election, but Les Républicains, France’s centre-right opposition bloc, has form in such thin(...)

“I know what you’re trying to do? You’re testing me to see if I’m capable of taking orders from you as an actual woman. And I’m happy to say that I’m about to prove you wrong.”

Lauren, the new Lady Managing Director of Hook, Lyon and Sinker, thinks I have a problem taking orders from women. Which is complete horseshit, of cou(...)

Eimear Noonan, from Co Clare, who died while running in France. Photograph: via Facebook.

A postmortem examination of the body of Eimear Noonan, the 21-year-old teacher from Co Clare whose body was found in France on November 10th, was comp(...)

“What’s it going to do for their morale when they see the Rossmeister using the urinal next to them in the staff toilet?”

I walk into the office to discover that all of my most treasured possessions have been stuffed into a cordboard box, which is sitting on my desk. We’r(...)

  Racing 92  assistant coach Ronan O’Gara: “We need to get more stability, build our base and get more consistent performances.” Photograph:   Bryan Keane/Inpho

He knows what to expect better than anyone, all the more so having been back here with Racing last January, and having again been granted more influen(...)

“I didn’t exactly have good role models growing up, did I? A father who made his fortune from bribing county councillors to let him build thousands of houses on a flood plain. And a godfather who got me work experience burning the evidence in an oil drum with a loaded gun pointed at my head.”

The old man asks me for my thoughts on the budget – like it affects me somehow? “What budget?” I go. He points an unlit cigor at me and laughs. “A w(...)

Transatlantic growth: Aer Lingus aircraft at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Relations between Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport have “soured immensely” in the last year, according to the airline’s chief operating officer, Mike Rut(...)

Guinness is sold in more than 150 countries, with 10 million glasses downed every day. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the favourite of them all? That is what we set out to find out a couple of weeks back when took to Twitter to see wh(...)

Images of a brain pre- and post-vagus nerve stimulation. Photograph: Corazzol et al/PA Wire

A 35-year-old man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years is showing signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering treatment based on ne(...)

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