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Rafi Eitan, who was a member of the Mossad team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960. He was a legend in Israel because so many feats of espionage and international intrigue seemed to bear his fingerprints. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Rafi Eitan, the Israeli spymaster who commanded the Nazi-hunting team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, and many years later was unmasked as (...)

Dublin placed 32nd in Mercer’s safety ranking. Photograph: iStock

Dublin ranked in 33rd place, ahead of London, Paris and Madrid, in a quality of living survey that took more than 230 cities into account. Human res(...)

While in London, Michael O’Shea would perform in Covent Garden and on the tube passageways of the West End. The instrument he is playing, which he called Mo Chara, was made out of a door he found in a skip. Photograph: Edward Graham Lewis

 “The music echoes in the emptiness. It reminds us where we came from and where we’re bound.” David Mutti Clark was referring to the blues in his(...)

   Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum under pressure from Bayern Munich’s Thiago during the goalless draw at Anfield on Tuesday night. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Georginio Wijnaldum has rejected the idea that Bayern Munich hold the advantage in their Champions League tie with Liverpool, insisting a clean sheet(...)

The US argues that 5G will be so fast – and have so many military applications – that the risk of using any Chinese telecoms equipment is too high. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

The British government has concluded that it can mitigate the risk from using Huawei equipment in 5G networks, in a serious blow to US efforts to pers(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: address effectively declared a state of emergency in transatlantic relations. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura

After two years of needling, German chancellor Angela Merkel has hit back at the Trump-era attacks on the multilateral world order – and on Germany’s (...)

 Some EU countries have said they are preparing to take back former jihadists captured in Syria. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Donald Trump has told the EU it must take back its 800 Islamic State fighters captured in Syria by US-backed forces and put them on trial. The US pres(...)

Angela Merkel  and Mike Pence (L) leave after a photo call during the 55th Munich Security Conference this weekend. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a strong rejoinder Saturday to US demands that European allies pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and gave a (...)

Bologna, Italy

You made it through January, it must be time to reward yourself by planning a weekend away in the spring. There is nothing wrong with the classics – s(...)

Teatree Bay, Noosa national park

I’m standing ankle-deep in warm waters, just off Lady Elliot Island at the southern-most tip of the Great Barrier Reef, gingerly holding a sea cucumbe(...)

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