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Hungary’s foreign minister Peter Szijjarto: ‘I want to reassure Hungarians that all relevant institutions are doing their jobs to fend off external interference attempts in the elections.’ Photograph: Attila KisbenedekI/AFP via Getty Images

Hungary’s government on Thursday said it expected the US to try to interfere in elections next year in an effort to unseat premier Viktor Orban’s righ(...)

Last week, NBC agreed to pay nearly $3 billion for the rights to show every single Premier League game live for the next six years. Photograph: Tim Clayton/Getty

Way back in early 21st century America, live televised soccer was a hard-to-find commodity. Like tights and chocolate in second World War TWO London. (...)

A man carries a box in front of Spice Bazaar at Eminonu district in Istanbul on Thursday. Turkey-watchers identify four key pressure points facing the economy. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty Images

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s defence of recent interest rate cuts and declaration of an “economic war of independence” has sent the lira p(...)

Emergency services inspect the wreckage of a bus with North Macedonian plates that caught fire on a highway, killing at least 45 people, near the village of Bosnek, Bulgaria, on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

A bus carrying tourists from North Macedonia crashed in flames on a highway in western Bulgaria before daybreak on Tuesday, killing at least 45 people(...)

Galway. ‘As we strolled through the thronged Christmas markets, soaking up the seasonal atmosphere – and the festive punch – there were, admittedly, moments of panic.’ Photograph: iStock

Once upon a time, a father of a beautiful, bouncing, non-sleeping four-month-old baby girl thought his exhausted wife, who had been struggling with po(...)

Cloghcor Portal Tomb in Co Sligo. Photograph: Courtesy of Sligo Heritage Office

The passage tomb landscape of Co Sligo, which includes such landmarks as Queen Maeve’s cairn and the megalithic cemeteries at Carrowkeel and Carrowmor(...)

Saif al Islam Gadafy (49), son of  Muammar Gadafy, is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity during the 2011 rebellion against his father. Photograph: Dario Lopez-Mills/AFP via Getty Images

In the days when he was considered a reformer, Saif al Islam Gadafy, the son of the despotic Libyan leader Muammar Gadafy, famously said that his peop(...)

Israeli couple Mordi and Natalie Oknin are greeted upon their arrival home following their detention in Turkey on suspicion of espionage. Photograph: Gil Cohen-Magen/ AFP via Getty

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a series of rare phone conversations with Israeli leaders, has raised hopes for improved bilateral ties, on(...)

People shop for clothes and other household items at a second hand goods market in Istanbul. The Turkish lira slid again to a record low on Thursday. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty

Turkey’s lira crashed 6 per cent to new all-time lows on Thursday after the central bank, under pressure from president Tayyip Erdogan, forged on with(...)

Seán Binder, from Castlegregory, Co Kerry: on trial in Greece after being arrested while working on Lesbos to help refugees.

Imagine a universe slightly different to our own. The north Atlantic land bridge that in prehistoric times allowed people to cross between Europe and (...)

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