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How the Mafia got to our food

Giuseppe Antoci had been warned more than once. “You will end with your throat cut,” read one note, composed entirely of individual letters clipped fr(...)

 Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila  and Social Democracy Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea. “I assure you that Romania is ready” for the presidency, said Ms Dancila. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romania’s leaders have clashed over the country’s readiness to hold the EU presidency from January, with president Klaus Iohannis claiming government (...)

Pictured are Kayleigh Green, Irina Bogdan, Octavian Bogdan, Jordan Leonard and Calum Hughes look at a childrens book from Focus Ireland in which they  all wrote a story. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

“The park was near where we lived but we had to move. The guy was selling the house so we all had to move. It was like a piece of glass shattering”. (...)

The sun sets over the tombs of the French soldiers who fell during the first World War at the National Necropolis of Notre-Dame de Lorette in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, France. Around 45,000 soldiers are buried there, half of them in individual tombs. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/EPA

The armistice signed at Compiègne near Paris 100 years ago tomorrow marked for most combatants an end to the four-year “Great War”, a conflict which h(...)

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 (...)

Greek prime minister  Alexis Tsipras: between a rock and a hard place. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

While the Greek government waits for the latest developments on both the Macedonian front and its war of words with Turkey, the fallout from the econo(...)

In the commune of Neuvy Bouin, this house comes with outbuildings, including a barn, pig sties and stables.

One-bedroom cottage in Ballyfarna, Belcarra, Co Mayo, needs renovation. Ireland, Co Mayo Dearbhla Friel Properties is seeking €75,000(...)

Romanian PM Viorica Dancila, surrounded by her cabinet members, as they pay their respects for dead soldiers at the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Bucharest, Romania, on October 25th. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila has called for a “truce” between her government and its opponents, in response to fears in Brussels that the c(...)

   Daniela Kocis-Fitzgerald: “I’ve always been quite ambitious and adventurous.” Photograph: Tom Honan

Daniela Kocis-Fitzgerald was standing at a bus stop the first time she personally experienced the negative stigma attached to being Romanian in this c(...)

Jews get off train in the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Photograph: Yad Vashem Archives/AFP/Getty

Irene Weiss remembers her 14th birthday vividly. She had entered the Auschwitz concentration camp a few months earlier. Now 87, Weiss is one of the m(...)

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