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Local people have been appealing for help since the wildfires broke out in June, but Moscow has shifted responsibility to regional governors.  Photograph:

Russian emergency services have finally moved to control a wave of wildfires rampaging across Siberia, but environmentalists said it was too late to p(...)

The president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, has hinted at another dovish flight into rate-cutting and asset purchasing at the ECB’s next meeting. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Mario Draghi’s reign in Frankfurt is all but over. Super Mario, his preferred moniker with debt-laden PIIGS – Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spa(...)

“Imagine if most businesses didn’t accept cash. A digital footprint of your every move and whim in life would be left somewhere in the cloud.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

If you have ever hired a car abroad, you may have experienced petrol station panic (PSP). This frightening condition is brought on by an inability to (...)

Barry Coffey had a shot cleared off the line as Ireland Under-19s were beaten 4-0 by Portugal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Portugal 4 (Vitor Ferreira 31 (pen), Ramos 45+2, 59. 90+6)  Republic of Ireland 0 Holders Portugal had too much class and power for the Rep(...)

People cool down along the canal de l’Ourcq in Paris on Wednesday. Photograph: Julien de Rosa/EPA

The Netherlands and Belgium recorded their highest ever temperatures as the second extreme heatwave in consecutive months to be linked by scientists t(...)

The judge heard that there had been no suitable pain medication in the aeroplane’s first-aid kit but that Calpol had been obtained from another passenger on board. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An eight-year-old boy whose stomach and groin was scalded when hot chocolate spilled over him on a Ryanair flight, has been awarded damages of €25,000(...)

Ryanair pilots began balloting for industrial action, up to and including strike action, in a vote due to end on August 9th, indicating that any stoppages could begin in the middle of next month

Holidaymakers face potential disruption next month as Irish-based Ryanair pilots ballot for strike in a row over pay. Members of the Irish Airline Pi(...)

Villagers help to put out a forest fire at the small village of Colos, Portugal, on Monday. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

More than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires in central Portugal on Monday, forcing the evacuation of several villages as the authorities hoped to l(...)

 Firefighters try to extinguish a wildfire at Sarnada, near Macao, on Sunday.   Photograph: Paulo Novais/EPA

More than 800 firefighters battled a wildfire sweeping across central Portugal on Sunday, after bringing under control two other blazes which left 20 (...)

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Child’s play  The Big Brick Experience returns to Farmleigh House in Dublin for summer, offering visitors a spectacular array of visual wonders (...)

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