Euro 2016

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France PM Manuel Valls said a strike by train drivers had become “incomprehesible” while CGT chief Philippe Martinez addresses a rally in Fougeres, western France. Photographs: Getty Images

The threat of transport strikes appears to be receding, two days before the start of the Euro 2016 football championship. However, some disturbances (...)

French military patrol at a fan zone near the Eiffel Tower before the start of the European Championship in Paris. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Irish football fans have been urged to stick to designated fan zones while at the European Championship and to have a plan of escape ready in the even(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal out in Euro 2016 later this month. Photograph: Getty Images

Portugal coach Fernando Santos accepts his side could be a terror target at Euro 2016 due to Cristiano Ronaldo’s presence. Ronaldo was absent for Thu(...)

Republic of Ireland soccer team assistant manager Roy Keane:   “telling good lads they’ve  not made it – obviously the manager spoke to them – was very difficult.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Having suggested not long before that he “wanted to kill a few of them,” over the course of Tuesday’s game against Belarus, Roy Keane has called on th(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls.  Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Prime minister Manuel Valls wants to reassure the 2.5 million foreigners – including 100,000 Irish citizens – who are expected to travel to France for(...)

French police stand in front of CGT union members during a protest at a factory in Saint Amand les Eaux, northern France. Photograph: AFP Photo

If one judged only from the strikes this week, the showdown between the communist CGT trade union and the French government over the new labour law wo(...)

People bang a plastic bin as they hold a placard reading “We are millions” and a flag of the French union-trade General Confederation of Labour (CGT) during a protest against the government’s labour law reforms in Rennes on Thursday. A wave of industrial action against labour reforms is rocking France. Photograph: Jean-Francois Monier/AFP/Getty

A French trade union has specifically threatened to paralyse transport in host towns on the days of matches during the Euro 2016 football championship(...)

People pass a security check at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris yesterday, where the French Open is being played. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

When he unveiled security arrangements for the Euro 2016 games at a press conference yesterday, French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said he hop(...)

Workers on strike block the access to the harbour of Saint-Nazaire, western france. Photograph: Getty Images

Football fans have until now focused on the risk of jihadist attacks during the Euro 2016 championship, to be held in 10 French cities from June 10th (...)

French police  at Charles de Gaulle airport: The crash of the EgyptAir flight coincided with the extension of France’s state of emergency for the third time since the November 13th, 2015, attacks that killed 130 people. Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

French and Egyptian officials consider terrorism to be the most likely cause of the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 over the Mediterranean Sea on Thurs(...)

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