Pope Francis blessing children during a meeting with members of the Roma community in Blaj, Romania. Photograph: Vatican Media handout/AFP/Getty

Pope Francis has asked forgiveness in the name of the Catholic Church for the mistreatment of the Roma people, a move likely to increase tensions wit(...)

 Artist Jim Fitzpatrick with a promotional image of a stamp featuring his world famous image of Che Guevara.

A prominent Cuban-American radio host is calling on An Post to explain why it decided to put Che Guevara on a stamp. Ninoska Perez Castellón, a promi(...)

The €1 stamp features a famous image of Guevara, a leading figure in the Cuban revolution, by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick.

A Fine Gael Senator has said a decision by An Post to commission a new stamp commemorating revolutionary Che Guevara is “totally objectionable”. Nea(...)

The construction of the Esplanada dos Ministerios on the Monumental Axis in Brasilia, Brazil, circa 1959:  these days the whole “new city” concept seems a bit archaic, a retro-futurist dream of modernist optimism. Photograph: Harvey Meston/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Beware brainstorming awaydays. If you’ve ever had the misfortune of being dragged along to one of these grim exercises in corporate team-building, you(...)

“Apple Park is Steve Jobs’s last, posthumous, hurrah; as a vanity project it is roughly on a par with Nicolae Ceausescu’s People’s Palace in Bucharest.” Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

A giant spaceship has landed in Cupertino. This summer, 12,000 Apple employees will start to move into this great disc of a building, which has been e(...)

Bucharest, Romania: Anti-government protesters wear T-shirts emblazoned with  a quote attributed to Thomas Jefferson: “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty”. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

Radu Dinescu was already in bed when Romanian media broke the news. “When I heard what the government had done I got up, got dressed and came straigh(...)

Tens of thousands of people gather for a demonstration in from of the government building in Bucharest, Romania on Sunday. Photograph: Darko Bandic/AP

Romania’s embattled new government has rejected calls to resign amid the country’s biggest protests in a generation, but it is unclear whether it wil(...)

Canary Wharf is seen as a touchstone for the impact of Brexit. Photograph: iStock

Way up in One Canada Square, in the Canary Wharf financial district in London, a map of post-Brexit London is flashing.The electronic model on the 30(...)

Protesters demonstrate against the political class and Romanian authorities  in Bucharest. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest protests in Romania since its 1989 revolution are expected to continue this weekend, as the country’s president and political parties h(...)

Transylvania is a fascinating place to visit because it is the last remaining medieval landscape in Europe. It is like being in a time warp

I am sitting in the midst of a 1,000- year-old wildflower meadow in Transylvania. Wild sweet pea, orchids, marguerite daisies, wild sage and thyme,(...)

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