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Claudio Abbado, who has died aged 80, was one of the leading contemporary classical conductors, whose refined interpretations of a large symphonic and(...)

Vienna: somewhere we might look to for a model of a socially aware housing policy

If the city as we understand it was forged during the industrial revolution, so too were its problems. The central issue at the heart of modern, urban(...)

Charlotte McCallum Mallard (right) and her wife Beth Mallard and their 22-month-old daughter Lola, at home in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy
Modern family

Christmas Day celebrations have come a long away since the manger, and today’s festive families can be made up of everyone from friends and neighbo(...)

This work, signed “AH”, has a price tag of €1,000-€1,500. It was originally bought by a Dundalk man as “part of a boxed job lot for about £30” in England last year.

One of the most established art dealers in the country acknowledges that questions will be asked and doubts raised by a painting it is “attributing” (...)

 Strasbourg Christmas market
A taste of Christmas

The smell of cinnamon gusts across Place Kleber from buckets of mulled wine. Rich nostril-captivating aromas of roasting chestnuts and coconut, meltin(...)

A light installation commemorating Holocaust victims is seen on a wall in the second district of Vienna October  as the 75th anniversary of the ‘Kristallnacht’ is remembered. Photograph: REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Lilly Drukker was 11 years old when two uniformed Nazis barged into her family’s Vienna apartment in November 1938 to take her father away to the Dach(...)

The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran have held “very productive” talks on how to advance a long-blocked investigation into Iranian atomic activities.   Iran is seen to be engaging more openly on the topic of its nuclear ambitions since  the election president Hassan Rouhani.  Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters.

The UN nuclear watchdog and Iran have held “very productive” talks on how to advance a long-blocked investigation into Iranian atomic activities and w(...)

Drug testing kit: research suggests that cannabis is the most commonly taken illegal drug but new evidence points to the growing popularity of legal highs or so-called designer drugs which mimic the effects of Class A drugs

Look at the person in the cubicle or desk next to you. Is there any way you could tell simply by looking at them if they may have taken an illicit or (...)

Interim Ireland manager Noel King will not be considered for the permanent position. Photograph: James Combie/Inpho

Interim manager Noel King will not be considered for the Republic of Ireland job on a permanent basis, according to FAI chief executive John Delaney. (...)

Austrian chancellor Werner Faymann. He ran a campaign calling for a €1,500 minimum monthly wage, tax cuts for lower earners and wealth taxes. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

Austrian voters are likely to return their little-loved grand coalition when they go to the polls to elect a new government tomorrow.Austrian chancell(...)

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