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Carola Rackete, the 31-year-old Sea-Watch 3 captain, is escorted off the ship by police and taken away for questioning, in Lampedusa, Italy. Photograph: Reuters/ Guglielmo Mangiapane

A war of words broke out between Germany and Italy on Sunday over the German captain of a rescue ship, who defied a docking ban enforced by Rome to br(...)

Omar Hassan al-Bashir: the president says Sunday’s  measure  necessary to solve “the state of distress and frustration faced by the country during the last period”. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

President Omar al-Bashir dissolved the Sudanese government on Sunday in a bid to fix its crisis-hit economy. The announcement included a cut in the n(...)

Sir Julian King: Commissioner for the Security Union. Photograph: FCO/PA Wire

Britain’s new EU commissioner, Sir Julian King – a former ambassador to Ireland – has been asked to help develop European security and counter-terrori(...)

Fans celebrate at the end of the Italian game  at an open-air screen at O’Shea’s pub in Clonskeagh, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Confidence was in short supply. Ask any of the Irish supporters gathering around the screens in Dublin’s bars and few seemed to believe there could b(...)

Le Monde yesterday claimed that “all of our communications are spied on”, basing   its report on unnamed intelligence sources as well as remarks made publicly by intelligence officials. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

France’s external intelligence agency spies on the French public’s phone calls, emails and social media activity in France and abroad, the newspaper L(...)