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A sign that reads in Spanish: ‘Thank you #IstayAtHome’ hangs on the facade of the Madrid city hall.  Photograph: Bernat Armangue/AP

The Spanish government sought on Sunday to extend until April 11th a state of emergency that it has imposed to try to control Europe’s second-worst ou(...)

General Charles de Gaulle speaking in Bruneval, France, in March 1947.  File photograph: Jean-Jacques Levy/AP

The first biopic of the last great Frenchman, titled simply De Gaulle, opened in French cinemas on March 4th. It focuses on events leading up to Charl(...)

People hold placards stating “People’s rights have been violated and will not forget” and “Macron, it is over, get lost” at a demonstration in Marseilles. Photograph: Pascal Pochard-Casabianca

It has been a rough week for President Emmanuel Macron’s reform of the French pension system. Though his administration will ultimately succeed in for(...)

Ruth Coppinger’s predecessor Joe Higgins arrives to give a hand. As shoppers say hello to him, he says: ‘We need to keep a fighter in there. You could have four males elected and no female fighter’. Photograph: Harry McGee

Ongar town centre is so new that it still looks like an architect’s drawing: fresh-looking buildings, a smattering of people, and green areas with sap(...)

Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin at the seven-way leaders General Election debate at the Virgin Media Studios in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson

The only missing ingredients from the latest leaders’ debate were individual entrance tunes for each of the participants, just like in professional wr(...)

Emer Currie speaks to Vincent Hegarty on the canvass in Lambourn Park estate in Clonsilla, Dublin West. Photograph: Fiach Kelly

Taoisigh and ministers are expected to bring in a running mate, but those close to Leo Varadkar have previously claimed his Dublin West constituency i(...)

Portugal has become well-known in recent years for attracting celebrities such as Madonna and Philippe Starck, the French designer, to become residents.

Portugal plans to end tax exemptions for some foreign residents and overhaul its “golden visa” scheme in changes that are likely to diminish the count(...)

Juan Guaidó, leader of the Venezuela’s opposition, leads legislators through a National Guard blockade and into the National Assembly in Caracas on Tuesday. Photograph: Adriana Loureiro Fernández/New York Times

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó and allied legislators pushed past armed troops and forced open the doors of congress on Tuesday to hold a s(...)

Cork Rebels for Peace Rally outside Cork City Hall.  Photograph: Barry Roche

Cork is an open, welcoming city that rejects the politics of hate fomented by far right groups under the guise of seeking to protect freedom of speech(...)

Our Politician of the Year is Sinn Féin’s deputy leader in the Dáil, Pearse Doherty,  whose work in taking on the insurance industry and keeping a spotlight on its practices has been a rare highlight.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s been a lacklustre year in Leinster House, with Brexit- and Boris-related events in the UK sucking the life and colour out of the political landsc(...)

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