In this picture taken on November 10, 1989 in Berlin, West-Berliners break the Berlin Wall with hammers and crosses. - The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, when thousands of Germans joyfully danced atop its graffiti-covered remains, to some heralded the “end of history” in a globalised world. Photograph by: AFP/Getty

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Europe to fight harder for its values as Germany marked 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall on Saturday. “The v(...)

 Gay rights activists get together before the Annual March against Homophobia and Transphobia in Havana, May 14, 2016th. File photograph: Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters

Cuban gay rights activists are planning to hold an unprecedented independent march against homophobia today despite several of them reporting they had(...)

Panoramic views of Prague from Petrin Hill. Photograph: iStock

With its reputation for stag and hen parties and a stop-off point for Interrailing students, I wondered if we were foolish to opt for a long weekend i(...)

Hundreds of people gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami, Florida, September 8th, 2017, ahead of Hurricane Irma. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Florida has braced for one of the most violent storms on record, as Hurricane Irma barrelled through the Caribbean and Cuba on Friday, leaving a trail(...)

File photograph of North Koreans  and a pile of coal close to the border with China, viewed from the Chinese city of Dandong. China has banned coal imports from its neighbour. Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty

As North Korea watched relations with Malaysia deteriorate over accusations it assassinated Kim Jong-un’s potential rival, the isolated nation has al(...)

Students light candles in honour of former Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro a day after his death, at the Havana University. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Cuban government has declared nine days of mourning for Fidel Castro, the revolutionary leader who has died at the age of 90. His ashes will be c(...)

A tourist poses for a picture with a sign placed at the entrance of a restaurant with the images of Cuban and US Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama in Havana, Cuba on Saturday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama arrives in Cuba on Sunday for a 48-hour visit, making history by venturing into what was once enemy territory and sparking ent(...)

Skoda Superb Combi: its features include a four-wheel-drive option allowing access to places that are out of the reach of most cars

Few household brands can point to a history quite as interesting as Skoda’s. While today’s stylish range is a familiar sight on Ireland’s roads and (...)

A woman prays in La Merced church in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The Vatican said on Thursday it hoped Pope Francis’s trip to Cuba would help bring an end to a 53-year-old US embargo and lead to more freedom and hum(...)

An ‘internal technical issue’ knocked the New York Stock Exchange, the cathedral of US capitalism, out of action for hours on Wednesday. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

This was not a great week for the modern computerised stock market. The New York Stock Exchange, essentially the cathedral of US capitalism, was knock(...)

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