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Defenders of drones point out their accuracy, but a real-life example is given in Phoenix. A painter friend of one of the dancers was carrying a tube with a rolled-up canvas, but was mistaken for a soldier and killed by a drone

Drones are both harmless toys and deadly weapons. In Phoenix, French choreographer Éric Mihn Cuong Castaing brings these two extremes into the theatre(...)

A Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protester holds the  French tricolour. Photograph: Ian Langsdon

Dozens of masked and hooded anarchists clashed with riot police in Paris on Wednesday, burning bins, smashing property and hurling bottles and rocks,(...)

Ireland’s muted celebrations after  Conor Murray secured a bonus point against Italy. The body language of the Irish team in Rome was telling. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

England remain the only northern hemisphere country to have won the Rugby World Cup, and their 2003 success is therefore seen as something of a templa(...)

A computer-generated image of the new Staycity and Premier Inn development.

Irish aparthotel group Staycity will add another location to its portfolio as part of a £203 million (€233 million) regeneration of London’s Paddingto(...)

Finn Lynch of the National Yacht Club heading for seventh place in the opening race of the Laser class at the  World Championships 2018 at Aarhus, Denmark. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Indications that preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are stepping up a gear come with the expected announcement by Irish Sailing (ISA) of th(...)

Protesters try to cross a bridge over the Seine river during a ‘yellow vests’ protest in Paris, France. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

Rioters in Paris torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on the upmarket Boulevard Saint-Germain on Saturday, as “yellow vest” protesters returne(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron (centre) on Sunday assesses the damage from the ‘yellow vests’ protests next to the Champs Elysee in Paris. Photograph: EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron ordered his prime minister on Sunday to hold talks with political leaders and demonstrators as he sought a way out of(...)

People wearing yellow vests, a symbol of a French drivers’ protest against higher fuel prices, block the toll both in Antibes, France. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

A motorist accidentally hit and killed a protester taking part in a campaign of road blockades across France on Saturday, as thousands gathered on mot(...)

Dubliner Anthony Blackwell looks down on Marseille, where he works as a secondary school teacher
Welcome to my place . . . Marseille
  • Abroad
  • November 17, 2018, 06:00

Dubliner Anthony Blackwell, graduate of NUI Maynooth and Trinity College, lives in Marseille where he works as a secondary school teacher at the Inter(...)

Hans-Peter Wild, whose family made their fortune manufacturing Capri Sun, is the owner of French rugby union club Stade Français. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Hans-Peter Wild is a billionaire, with a billionaire’s idea of what “a little bit of money” means. That’s how much his local rugby club, Heidelberger (...)

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