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Members of several nationalist organisations march in central Sofia on Saturday. Photograph: Vasil Donev/EPA

More than 2,000 far-right activists from several European countries staged a torchlit procession through Sofia on Saturday to honour a Bulgarian pro-N(...)

The great hall at Versailles was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which imposed swingeing terms on Germany and blamed it and Austria-Hungary for starting the first World War.

In mid-January 1919, amid revolutionary chaos in much of east-central Europe and a fierce civil war in Russia, the Paris Peace Conference convened to (...)

A Bulgarian family  took their compensation case to  Sofia City Court, which Ryanair’s lawyers argued did not have jurisdiction to rule on the claim.  Photograph: Reuters/Eric Gaillard

A Bulgarian family is challenging a Ryanair condition stating that only Irish courts can hear some disputes with passengers over compensation. Ryanai(...)

Bulgaria’s Central Bank  in Sofia. While on average the top one-fifth of people in EU states earn 5.2 times more than the bottom one-fifth, in Bulgaria the haves make more than eight times more than the have-nots. Photograph: Getty

Bulgaria, the EU’s poorest state, is playing very slow catch-up with western Europe. Read our three-part series, “Rich land, poor land”, on wealth in (...)

World Rowing Championships gold medalist  Sanita Puspure

We’ve had our fair share of joint monthly award winners over the years, but possibly not many from as diverse a couple of fields as rowing and Gaelic (...)

Deportation threat: Lela Sivsivadze, who came to Ireland in 2003, with her daughtters Sofia and Mariam. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Minister for Justice will put certain “options” to a mother and her two Irish born daughters, aged eight and 13, who are fighting orders for their(...)

A feast of colour in a range of suits from Ikea and William Hunt.

If your wardrobe has become a washed-out mix of neutrals, grey and black, it might be time to move beyond the sepia-toned shades, and embrace this sea(...)

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe won gold in Sofia on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe of Ireland has won gold in the men’s individual final at the UIPM 2018 pentathlon World Cup in Sofia. The 26-year-old from K(...)

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel    and Minister for Business Heather Humphreys on the Louth/Down Border. Photograph: EPA

Ireland will examine “reasonable” proposals from the British government on how to avoid a hard border after Brexit, but time is running out for such m(...)

Brexit Vlad

Voters are divided on the Government’s approach to Brexit, the Border issue and its future approach to the negotiations, the latest Irish Times/Ipsos (...)

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