German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron hold a press conference in Toulouse. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

Brexit negotiations between the European Union and the UK have reached “the final sprint”, German chancellor Angela Merkel said at a press conference (...)

Experts believe Ireland is particularly vulnerable to international cyber attacks due to the concentration of international technology firms here and the ‘thinly resourced’ cybersecurity infrastructure. Photograph: iStock

Ireland has applied to join a cyberintelligence sharing organisation run by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) in the face of increasing on(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and US president Donald Trump embrace at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer on Thursday. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

President Emmanuel Macron issued a thinly-veiled rebuke to Donald Trump at D-Day commemorations in Normandy on Thursday, saying leaders “owe it to tho(...)

US president Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron   shake hands during the press conference in  Normandy, June 6th. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

All eyes were on the chemistry between presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump when the French and American leaders met for commemorations of the (...)

“We should work on the vision of one day creating a real European army”, said German chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament this week. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

‘We should work on the vision of one day creating a real European army,” said German chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament this week. “T(...)

Deepwater Horizon’s devasting spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is still fresh in the memory of some 60 environmental groups who are also united in opposition.

If the planet sounds a lot noisier since Donald Trump became US president, there’s a fair cacophony building up beneath the waves. Earlier this y(...)

 Donald  Trump  delivers remarks to members of the news media beside First Lady Melania Trump (L) before departing for  Europe. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/PA

European Council president Donald Tusk told US president Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop berating North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) allies ov(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron’s main priority in meeting Donald Trump is “to reaffirm the cohesion, unity and solidity” of Nato, an adviser said. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump’s abrasive manner and erratic behaviour are posing fresh challenges to multilateral institutions, as will be clear at a meet(...)

France’s presidential race: Marine Le Pen at a Front National rally. Photograph: Sylvain Lefevre/Getty

With 10 weeks until the first round of the French presidential election, government parties – the conservative Les Républicains and the Parti Socialis(...)

Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg: “This is no time to question the value of the partnership between Europe and the United States.”  Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Going it alone on defence and security is not an option for either the United States or Europe, Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said in an art(...)

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