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Dan Martin wins stage 3 of the Vuelta a España  between Losada and Laguna Negra de Vinuesa ahead of Primoz Roglic (right). Photograph: Kiko Huesca/EPA

Trouble can come at you from all directions in the three weeks of a Grand Tour. Especially when it runs into late autumn, in which case it can come fr(...)

A man wearing a protective face mask as a measure against the spread of the Covid-19  pandemic. Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP

Europe’s reported new coronavirus cases more than doubled in 10 days, crossing 200,000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday, according to a(...)

A soldier installs machines in a facility for Covid-19 patients in the Letnany Exhibition hall, Prague. Photograph:  Milan Jaros/Bloomberg

The Czech Republic has gone into a second lockdown to avert the “collapse” of its healthcare system, as governments across central and eastern Europe (...)

Aaron Connolly has quickly developed into a regular starter. Photograph: PA

Stephen Kenny may not be feeling it right now but he has been lucky in one regard over the past week or so: the likes of Slovakia, Iceland and Norther(...)

Sam Bennett celebrates on the podium after his green jersey victory. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/Getty/AFP

Traditionally the only thing as epic as the last day of the Tour de France down the Champs-Élysées is the epic after-party for each of the jersey winn(...)

Czech health minister Adam Vojtech announces his resignation in Prague. Photograph: Vit Simanek/AP Photo via CTK

Czech health minister Adam Vojtech has resigned amid criticism of the government’s handling of a surge in coronavirus cases, as infection rates rise a(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson (left) and former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. Photographs: Neil Hall/EPA and Patrick Hertzog/AFP via Getty

We could be witnessing the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom. The centrifugal forces of competing nationalisms are strong enough to recast th(...)

Young people look at the new  bronze statue depicting US first lady Melania Trump, made by artist Brad Downey, near her home town of Sevnica, Slovenia. Photograph: Jure Makovec/AFP via Getty Images

When a wooden statue of Melania Trump was erected near her home town in Slovenia last year, it was mocked as looking like a Smurfette or a scarecrow. (...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett, wearing the sprinters green jersey, waits for the start of the stage 13 of the Tour de France.

If like me you’ve spent some time this week learning how to pronounce Tadej Pogacar you may also have been delving into the history of Slovenian cycli(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh has said the company will only do deals it believes offer the group good value. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Insulation specialist Kingspan is buying a Slovenian business that makes roofs and facades, it has emerged. The news comes as Cavan-based Kingspan pre(...)

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