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The New Academy is inviting all of Sweden’s librarians to nominate authors. Photograph: iStock

The Swedish Academy is not awarding a Nobel Prize in Literature this year, but a group of Swedish cultural figures are coming together to bestow their(...)

Neymar during a Brazil training session ahead of the Round 16 match against Mexico. Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Brazil v Mexico, Samara Arena, Monday, 3.0 (Live RTÉ2/ITV) Tite was expounding the need to make good use of his squad players when he landed upon one(...)

Refugees wait for a special train in Freilassing, southern Germany, in September 2015 after they were taken off express trains from Hungary and Austria. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

The German federal police officers, in black protective vests, are waiting on the platform of Flensburg’s redbrick expressionist station when the trai(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel greets French president Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday during German-French government consultations near Gransee in Germany. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

The Republic has joined 11 other euro-zone countries in signing a joint email urging a wide-ranging discussion among European Union leaders next week (...)

IFA president Joe Healy - ‘Our position remains: no border on the island of Ireland, no border in the Irish Sea and no scope for the UK to pursue a cheap food policy.’ Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Irish farmers face “Armageddon” if the UK remains outside the customs union and a hard border is created on the island of Ireland, their most senior r(...)

Reports have piled up indicating that Ireland is moving more slowly to mitigate the causes of climate change than critics of government inaction feared. Photograph:  Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar admitted last January to the European Parliament that Ireland was a “laggard” in fulfilling its climate change treaty obligatio(...)

Volvo now has a manufacturing presence in all three continents at the heart of the dispute, as it added a factory in Charleston, South Carolina, to facilities in its homeland of Sweden, Belgium and China

The chief executive of Volvo Cars has called for China and Europe to lower their tariffs on cars as he admitted he was “very disturbed” by President D(...)

A Pakistani and Afghan immigrants living  in Turkey in harsh conditions, many working in  the waste paper collection business. Photograph: Ozcan Soysal/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Surrounded by her children and mother-in-law in an unfurnished apartment in eastern Turkey, Hakima tells of a traumatic recent few months. She and he(...)

Policemen search the scene after the shooting in the centre of the southern Swedish city of Malmo. Photograph: Johan Nilsson/AFP/Getty Images

A third man died on Tuesday after a gang-related shooting in the Swedish city of Malmo, police said, amid growing concern about spiralling violent cri(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has strongly criticised the Trump administration’s treatment of child immigrants on the Mexico border. File photograph:  Katia Christodoulou/EPA

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has criticised the separation of children from their parents on the US-Mexico border as “indefensible, immo(...)

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