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Sales of tickets for films such as Black Panther helped boost revenues

Cinema operator Cineworld posted a 10.8 per cent rise in half-year revenue on Thursday as big-ticket releases such as Avengers: Infinity War, Black Pa(...)

Former Slovak interior minister Robert Kalinak called the story about Trinh Xuan Thanh’s abduction “science fiction”. Photograph: Tomas Benedikovic/AFP/Getty Images

Slovakia is under mounting pressure over its alleged role in the kidnapping of a former Vietnamese official who was snatched in Berlin and resurfaced (...)

Riders attend a rally for Russia’s motorcycle club Night Wolves in front of Russia’s embassy in Bratislava on July 27th, 2018. The pro-Kremlin motorcycle club opened its European base in Dolna Krupa, Slovakia. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty

Slovakia’s relations with Moscow and Kiev are under scrutiny after one of its deputies led a delegation to occupied Crimea and a notorious Russian nat(...)

Olivia Mehaffey: carded an opening two-under par 70 at the European Women’s Amateur Championship  at Penati in Slovakia. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

Royal County Down Ladies star Olivia Mehaffey once again leads the Irish charge for European Women’s Amateur Championship glory heading into this morn(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban  in Brussels, Belgium, last week.  Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Hungary’s nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban is due to hold talks with German chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, having suggested they could s(...)

A woman holds a copy of the Capital Gazette during a candlelight vigil to honour the five people who were killed inside the Capital Gazette newspaper Annapolis, Maryland, in the United States. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

‘They were just trying to do their job for the public.” This comment on the five staff murdered last week at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Marylan(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and German chancellor Angela Merkel:  “Hungary will not become an immigrant country; Hungary will remain a Hungarian country,” said Mr Orban. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

Central European leaders have hailed a EU summit deal that will not oblige them to take in refugees, while Balkan states insist they will not host maj(...)

German NGO mission “Lifeline” with migrants rescued in international waters: Malta and Italy have  refused to let the vessel dock on their shores. Photograph: Hermine Poschmann

As Italy and Malta again turned back a shipful of 239 rescued refugees, European leaders from 17 member states met on Sunday in Brussels hoping agains(...)

Migrants on an inflatable boat beeing rescued before boarding the Lifeline sea rescue boat at sea on June 21st. Photograph: Hermine Poschmann/AFP/Getty Images

EU leaders will gather for an emergency summit on migration on Sunday, with the aim of shoring up Angela Merkel’s government. The informal “mini-summ(...)

Sinéad Gibney and Des Bishop

What is your spirit animal? Des Do you not know yours? Sinéad No. Des Well, I always thought my spirit animal was a dolphin, but whe(...)

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