German chancellor Angela Merkel  and French president Francois Hollande light an eternal flame inside the ossuary at Douaumont cemetery in memory of the 130,000 soldiers whose remains are buried at the site during ceremonies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Verdun near Verdun, France on Sunday. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

President Francois Mitterrand and Chancellor Helmut Kohl created the most enduring image of Franco-German reconciliation when they clasped hands befor(...)

EgyptAir staff arrive at the El-Mosheer Tantawy Mosque in Cairo, Egypt for a memorial ceremony held by EgyptAir for realtives and family members of flight MS804 on Monday. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The head of Egypt’s forensics authority dismissed as premature a suggestion on Tuesday that the small size of the body parts retrieved since an EgyptA(...)

Relatives and friends of Salah Abu Laban, Sahar Qouidar, Ghassan Abu Laban and Reem al-Sebaei, all victims of EgyptAir flight 804, grieve following prayers for the dead, at al Thawrah Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: AP Photo/Amr Nabil

Egypt deployed a submarine on Sunday to hunt for the EgyptAir plane that crashed in deep Mediterranean waters, president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said, w(...)

Richard Osman, from Wales, was described by his younger brother Alastair as a workaholic and a very admirable person. Photograph: Centamin/PA

The Briton on the crashed Egyptian plane was a kind and loving father who had just welcomed a new baby less than a month ago. Richard Osman, from Wal(...)

Soldiers in a trench outside a dugout at Verdun in November 1916. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

On a train journey across north-eastern France during the first week of August 1926, Joseph Probst, a German Catholic peace activist from the Baden re(...)

When a state joins the EU, we get to vote. An accession treaty must be endorsed by every member state. When we joined the then EEC with Britain, back (...)

 Andrew Keating, chief finance officer, and Richie Boucher, chief executive of Bank of Ireland: the bank stocks rose over 5 per cent to €0.26 after it reported an underlying pre-tax profit of €1.2 billion for 2015, an increase of 30 per cent on the previous year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Global stocks rallied on Monday, boosted by a rise in oil and commodity prices, while the euro and the pound fell sharply against the dollar on fears (...)

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and US ambassador to France Jane Hartley, pay tribute to the victims of November 13th terror attacks in Paris, at the Place de la Republique. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

The French writer and statesman André Malraux allegedly predicted that “the 21st century will be a century of religion or it will not be at all.” Th(...)

The Euro 2016 draw for Ireland is widely regarded as being the toughest of all the groups. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The big scramble for tickets for next summer’s European Championships in France begins at 11am on Monday morning. Fans will be asked to register the(...)

French security forces stormed a building in the early hours of Wednesday November 18th, in Saint Denis, Paris, where the suspected planner of the  Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was hiding. Photograph: Jerome Groisard/Ministere de l’Interieur – Dicom via AP

The man who provided lodging for the presumed planner of the Paris attacks will go before an anti-terrorism judge on Tuesday evening as the hunt for s(...)

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