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Suspended: Luis Suárez. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

There had been descriptions of Luis Suárez after his bite on Tuesday. Many puns. Many insults. Some sympathy. But few cut to the chase as much as Slat(...)

Stock markets fell sharply in Europe as Middle East crisis intensifies. Photograph: EPA

European stocks fell sharply as violence in the Middle East escalated and a report showed the US economy shrank in the first quarter by the most sinc(...)

The author of a survey which claims Ireland is the “goodest country” in the world has said he has been deluged with emails from Irish people taking issue with his findings.

The author of a survey claiming Ireland is the “goodest country” in the world has said he has received a deluge of emails from Irish people taking i(...)

An Irish man was knocked down and killed on a motorway near Düren (red marker on map), Germany after allegedly stabbing three people in an attack early Monday morning. Image: Google Maps.

An Irish man was knocked down and killed on a motorway in Germany yesterday morning after allegedly stabbing three people.The first two stabbings were(...)

 Neymar (shirtless) of Brazil and Fred celebnrate after the FIFA World Cup 2014 group A preliminary round match between Cameroon and Brazil. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

MONDAY, JUNE 23rd 16.55 What a weekend! Pick your highlight: Costa Rica bidding cal-ciao to England with victory over the Azzurri? Ghana (...)

Dutch court: Women overtook men on the Dutch bench in 2008, and since then the imbalance has become more and more pronounced.     Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images

Court authorities in the Netherlands are considering the extraordinary step of using positive discrimination to help more male lawyers become judges (...)

Spanish fans react while watching their team play against the Chileans. The current football World Cup champion have been eliminated from the competition after losing their second match 2-0. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Spanish newspapers mourned the end of the country’s soccer dynasty after the champions’ stunning exit from the World Cup in Brazil, although front pag(...)

Tilburg, the Netherlands: plans for neighbourhood for gay, lesbian and transgender people

A Dutch property developer has revealed plans for a new neighbourhood in Tilburg, in the north of the country, for gay, lesbian and transgender people(...)

Dutch striker Robin van Persie (centre) high-fives his dad in the parents’ enclosure  after scoring against Spain at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, 13 June 2014.  Photograph: EPA

So here we are - another year, another International Contest of Soccer Games. With 2013’s evidently lacklustre World Cup a fading memory - in fact, a (...)

After the perfect start to the World Cup, Germany are hoping that they can go the whole way and win the competition. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

German media was full of praise on Tuesday for a sterling performance by Joachim Loew’s team in their opening 4-0 World Cup win over Portugal that ins(...)

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