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A scene from ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’

In November 1993, 11-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo was abducted by the Sicilian Mafia in order to silence his father, a gangster who had become a “penti(...)

Dea Birkett inside her circus caravan

As a little girl Dea Birkett will never forget watching the circus parade past the end of her street, “and within hours, the park where I played was t(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with French president Emmanuel Macron during a round table meeting at the European Council summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP

The European Union, we are told, is dealing with a “migration crisis”. In fact, as French president Emmanuel Macron has remarked, this is above all a (...)

Migrants are seen on the deck of the Mission Lifeline rescue boat in the central Mediterranean Sea on June 21st. Photograph:  Hermine Poschmann/Misson-Lifeline/Reuters

Malta will let the rescue ship Lifeline dock after Italy refused it entry, ending the vessel’s near week-long wait in the Mediterranean with more than(...)

Migrants sit on the deck of the Italian navy ship Orione as the ship enters the port of Valencia. Photograph: Pau Barren/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland must raise its “humanitarian voice” and call for an urgent solution to European political dispute around asylum procedures and the resettlemen(...)

Cork-trained nurse Aoife Ní Mhurchú, one of the MSF volunteers rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: MSF

An Irish nurse aboard a ship carrying refugees to Spain, having been turned away from Italy, has described the Mediterranean as a “cemetery at sea” an(...)

Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini: “We have nothing to learn about generosity, voluntarism, welcoming and solidarity from anyone,” he said.  Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP

Italy summoned France’s envoy on Wednesday and angrily rejected French criticism of its immigration policies, escalating a diplomatic stand-off that w(...)

Workers with the NGO SOS Mediterranee talk to rescued migrants aboard the ship Aquarius on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Karpov/SOS Mediterranee

Italy forged ahead with plans to send hundreds of migrants to Spain in a small naval convoy on Tuesday after shutting its own ports to them, sparking (...)

Looking for a luxury resort at a bargain price? Choose your wedding date wisely. “If you can travel outside of peak dates such as July, August, and ho(...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

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