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The British patrol ships are of a type that is generally armed with 20mm and 30mm guns and can carry 45 crew with as many as 50 Royal Marines, according to the ministry of defence website. File photograph: Getty Images

French fishermen have ended their protest off Jersey’s main port of St Hellier after talks aimed at resolving a dispute that has seen Britain and Fran(...)

Skippers aboard their Imoca 60 monohulls at the start of the Vendée Globe solo monohull sailing race. File photograph: Getty

The text message was stilted and to the point: “I need assistance. I am sinking. This is not a joke. MAYDAY.” Kevin Escoffier was 22 days into the Ve(...)

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and French president Emmanuel Macron meet on the sidelines of a summit of seven Mediterranean countries in Porticcio, Corsica on Thursday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/EPA

France’s president Emmanuel Macron met with the EU’s six other Mediterranean countries in Corsica on Thursday, in the hope of defining a shared strate(...)

Tablescape highlights how to create attractive settings

Table talk Don’t ditch the family china or Waterford glass until you’ve had a look at Tablescapestyle on Instagram, an account that revels in vintage(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron lays a wreath at the statue of  Charles de Gaulle at Carlton Gardens in central London on Thursday, marking the 80th anniversary of de Gaulle’s appeal to French people to resist the Nazi occupation. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

At General Charles de Gaulle’s second World War headquarters in London on Thursday, president Emmanuel Macron compared de Gaulle to Britain’s wartime (...)

The latest legal initiative comes from the Belfast solicitor Kevin Winters, who specialises in Troubles-related litigation.

A fresh attempt to sue Libya for supplying the IRA with the plastic explosive Semtex during the Troubles is being launched by victims and the bereaved(...)

The men were advised the vessels could lawfully fish for scallops in an area of the Bay of Biscay. File photograph: Getty Images

The Supreme Court has dismissed an unusual application by the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries to review its decision upholding a € 49,600 damag(...)

“You are defending Russia and its citizens,” Vladimir  Putin told military chiefs. “I want to thank you for your service and wish you luck.” Photograph: Alexei Nikolskyi/Sputnik/Kremlin

Russian president Vladimir Putin has vowed to hunt down those responsible for blowing up an aircraft over Egypt and has intensified air strikes agains(...)

With so much pink infusing the spring season, the colour’s power has never been so forceful in fashion

Craftsmanship lies at the heart of everything that Louise Kennedy does, and her spring 15 collection, one of her finest to date, is a showcase of h(...)

D-Day veteran Michael Dalton. His abiding memory of the day was the demise of a tank crew who had disembarked from a landing craft only to sink into a large underwater hole

One of the last surviving Irish veterans of the D-Day landings is to receive France’s highest military honour today. Michael d’Alton (93) will recei(...)

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