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A group of 23 Albanian and Georgian nationals has been deported in an Irish-led operation involving the EU’s border agency, the Department of Justice has said. File image: Getty.

A group of 23 Albanian and Georgian nationals has been deported in an Irish-led operation involving the EU’s border agency, the Department of Justice (...)

Rescue workers remove debris from a collapsed building in Thumane, northwest of capital Tirana, after an earthquake hit Albania. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

At least 21 people are dead and 600 injured after an earthquake struck Albania, flattening buildings, tearing open roads and prompting countries acros(...)

The judge found the tribunal failed to given adequate reasons for its decision.  File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A woman who claims she fled Albania because of a stalker has won a High Court challenge to a refusal to grant her and her three children international(...)

Terrassenhaus in Berlin

If there’s a recurrent theme in this year’s Mies van der Rohe European Prize for Contemporary Architecture, it is surely imaginative renovation and tr(...)

The National History Museum in Tirana, Albania, a city full of socialist realist art. Photograph: Getty Images

Elizabeth Gowing has been living in Tirana for more than five years. She moved there because of her partner’s job and now runs a monthly environmental(...)

People enjoy a winter afternoon on the ice of the frozen Lake of Joux in Le Pont, Switzerland. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Persistent snow and freezing conditions from a Siberian cold snap has badly affected transport and caused a handful of deaths across a swathe of Europ(...)

A Rohingya refugee man pulls a child as they walk to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh. Photograph:  Reuters/Danish Siddiqui

Myanmar on Sunday rebuffed a ceasefire declared by Muslim Rohingya insurgents to enable the delivery of aid to thousands of displaced people in the vi(...)

Archbishop Charles Brown: “We’ve a lot of priests in Ireland who are in their 70s, who are working right now. Some are in their 80s. In 10 years they’re not going to be working”

Papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown has expressed alarm at the lack of vocations in Ireland, and at the age profile of existing priests. “We’ve a (...)

Weapons, explosives and ammunition seized during an police action near the northwestern Serbian town of Apatin. Photograph: /AFP/Getty Images

Serbia is urgently checking state arms depots after scores of guns were found to be missing from a military warehouse, fuelling concern over Balkan w(...)

Colm Lauder and Margherita Saltini Colm and Margherita were both national delegates to a pan-European political party – he the organisation’s secre(...)