Colin and Livia Firth. Photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential English man in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy’s int(...)

The van that ploughed into the crowd in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others, towed away from the Rambla on August 18th, 2017. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

A man has been arrested for alleged links to the extremist cell in the attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town, Spain’s interior ministry said. The 24(...)

Ibrahim Halawa just moments after his acquittal in Cairo: The court must inform the interior ministry of its decision before his release process can get under way. Photograph: Declan Walsh/New York Times

Ibrahim Halawa’s solicitor is hopeful that the Tallaght man will be home by the beginning of next week, despite a 60 day window for a possible state a(...)

Security and medical sources said the attack took place near Arish, the capital of North Sinai province. Image: Google Maps

At least 18 Egyptian policemen were killed and three injured on Monday in an attack claimed by Islamic State on a security convoy in the Sinai Peninsu(...)

French Gendarmes set up a perimeter around the town of Sept-Sorts after someone deliberately drove his car into a pizzeria terrace. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

A car ploughed into the outdoor terrace of a pizzeria in the small town of Sept-Sorts east of Paris on Monday, killing a 12-year-old girl and seriousl(...)

Matthias Mueller of Volkswagen, Harald Krueger of BMW, Dieter Zetsche of Daimler and Matthias Wissmann of the German Automobile Industry Association in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Germany’s big three car companies – VW, Daimler and BMW – have agreed to an EU-wide software update on millions of diesel cars to reduce harmful emiss(...)

Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday. Photograph: /Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed 24 people in an area of Kabul where prominent politicians live, causing residents and analysts to question the gov(...)

A man carries a sign reading “a year has passed, who killed Pavla?” during a march in central Kiev on Thursday  to commemorate the death of investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet. Photograph:  Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union, rights groups and media watchdogs have joined friends and former colleagues of investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet in urging U(...)

Police officers inspect the scene of a terrorist attack on a security checkpoint at al-Badrashein town,  Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed Asad/EPA

An Egyptian man stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four other foreigners at a popular seaside vacation spot on Friday, officials and wit(...)

A police helicopter flies over Venezuela’s Supreme Court building in Caracas on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

Venezuelan authorities were searching on Wednesday for a policemen who attacked key installations by helicopter, but critics of President Nicolás Mad(...)

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