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Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photograph: Peter Dejong/ANP/AFP/Getty Images

Judges at the International Criminal Court have acquitted former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo of crimes committed following disputed elections(...)

People visit the Christmas Market, in Strasbourg, France, on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Strasbourg reopened its traditional Christmas market under heavy security on Friday, the morning after French police shot dead a gunman suspected of (...)

Handout picture released by French police of Cherif Chekatt, suspected of being the gunman involved in the Strasbourg shooting. Photograph: French police handout/AFP/Getty Images

French authorities were continuing to search on Wednesday night for Cherif Chekatt, the 29-year-old Frenchman suspected of having murdered two people (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and Britain’s prime minister Theresa May hold a press conference at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, west of London,  on Thursday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has told Britain that its financial services sector cannot enjoy full access to Europe unless it accepts the jurisdic(...)

Minister for Justice  Charlie Flanagan with Cllr John King at the plaque unveiling   to commemorate the bravery of Lance-Sgt Jack Moyney VC,  in Rathdowney, Co Laois. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Protestants have been given direct assurance by Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan that there will be “careful planning and most sensitive handling(...)

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and outgoing President Francois Hollande talk during a ceremony to mark the end of World War II at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Monday. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AP.

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron is preparing the groundwork for his transition to power, with plans for a visit to Germany, a name change for h(...)

Wounded French troops on the Western Front. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

February 25th, 1916 The Times of London reported that the French have stood up well to the German onslaught at Verdun. The battle began on February (...)

Vehicles on fire outside the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso during a siege by Islamist gunmen. Photograph: Reuters

Security forces in Burkina Faso retook a hotel in the capital on Saturday a day after al-Qaeda fighters seized it in an assault that killed two dozen (...)

The Government may send another Naval Service ship to the Mediterranean early next year to assist with the ongoing refugee crisis after the LE Samuel Beckett completes its current tour of duty later this month, according to Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney.

The Government may send another Naval Service ship to the Mediterranean early next year to assist with the ongoing refugee crisis after the LE Samuel (...)

Pope Francis walks with the pastoral staff as he arrives to celebrate a mass in the Barthelemy Boganda Stadium, in Bangui, Central African Republic, on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Pope Francis ventured into one of the world’s most dangerous neighbourhoods on Monday to implore Christians and Muslims to end a spiral of ha(...)

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