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Enjoying the sun at Bodrum, Turkey. The slump in theTurkish Lira is proving a boon for euro zone tourists. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Turkey is back on the menu in a big way for Irish holidaymakers and the slump in the value of the Tukish lira since the start of the year will only ma(...)

Ireland, Co Wicklow Raymond Gaffney and Son is seeking €179,000 for this two-bedroom house at Roscath, Kilbride, Co Wicklow. France, Poitou(...)

An image of Mustafa Kemal Attaturk, Turkey’s founder, sits on a 100 Turkish lira banknote in a currency exchange in Istanbul. Turkey’s lira plunged to a new record low as the central bank’s inertia exacerbates market concerns, fueling a selloff by Japanese investors.  Photographer: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Turkey’s lira plunged to a new record as the central bank’s inertia exacerbates market concerns, fueling a selloff by Japanese investors. The currenc(...)

The ‘Miracle of Istanbul’:  Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and manager Rafael Benitez hold the trophy aloft after the dramatic victory over  AC Milan.   Photograph: Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty

Rafael Benítez has already selected the shirt he intends wearing on Saturday evening. “It’s grey,” says Newcastle United’s manager, deadpan. Conside(...)

Emilie Konig, a 33-year-old French woman suspected of recruiting fighters for  Islamic State and now in the custody of the Kurdish Syrian  People’s Protection Units, speaking at an undisclosed location in Syria. Her future is uncertain. In Baghdad, more than 40 foreign women accused of joining Isis have  been sentenced to death. Photograph: YPG press office/AFP/Getty Images

In a small holding room in a Baghdad court, French citizen Djamila Boutoutao cradled her two-year-old daughter and begged for help. Boutoutao (29) is(...)

Syrian government forces flash the sign for victory in front of the al-Bashir mosque at the entrance of the Palestinian camp of Yarmouk on the southern outskirts of Damascus. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

The Syrian army has restored control over all areas surrounding the capital Damascus, it said on Monday, for the first time since early in the seven-(...)

Supporters of Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan attend a pre-election rally in Sarajevo on Sunday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has brushed off an alleged assassination threat and concerns over Ankara’s growing role in the Balkans, as he a(...)

Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations Ibrahim Khraishi during a special session of the UN Human Rights Council to discuss “the deteriorating human rights situation” in the Palestinian Territories. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

Israel says it won’t co-operate with the inquiry called for by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) on Friday into recent violence on the Is(...)

Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov welcomes president of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani during the European People’s Party summit in Sofia, Bulgaria on May 16th, 2018. Photograph: Borislav Troshev

Don’t mention the “E” word. We are gathering once again in Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, to do justice to its EU presidency priority, celebrating and(...)

Sara Netanyahu and her husband, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, applaud as Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales and his wife Hilda Patricia Marroquin cut the ribbon during the inauguration ceremony of the Guatemalan embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/AFP/Getty Images

Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the United States inaugurated its new site in the contested city in a move that (...)

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