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Pablo Iglesias, leader of the left-wing party Podemos, during a debate at the Spanish parliament in Madrid. Photograph: AFP Photo/Pierre-Philippe Marcou

On Monday night, as one of the most important encounters of his political career loomed, Pablo Iglesias was pounding a pair of kettle drums live on te(...)

Adnan Khashoggi: Saudi billionaire negotiated billions of dollars in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in the 1970s and played “a central role for the US government” with CIA operatives in selling guns to Iran, according to a 1992 US Senate report co-written by then-Senator John Kerry, now the US secretary of state. Photograph: Getty Images

One day during his presidential re-election campaign in September 1996, Bill Clinton walked into a room in Westin Crown Center hotel in Kansas City. A(...)

Valletta skyline at sunset with the Carmelite Church dome and St Paul’s cathedral. A world-heritage site, Unesco calls this time-warp city “one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world”

The first thing that can strike you about Malta, a tiny island in the Mediterranean approximately 17 miles long and nine miles wide, are the sheer num(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid attend court at the Justice Court of Callao, Peru, on August 21st, 2013. File photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Convicted drug smuggler Michaella McCollum has been released from prison in Peru, though it remains unclear when she will be free to return to Ireland(...)

One of the reasons that International Consolidated Airlines Group  paid €1.4 billion for Aer Lingus last year was that it wants to extend its reach across the Atlantic. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It is getting close to the crunch for Dublin Airport Authority’s (DAA) €250 million new runway plan. The State company got planning permission for the(...)

On guard: special police in Brussels on Thursday, as investigations continued into the terror attacks on the city. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty

The drone of helicopters and the faint sound of sirens hung heavy in the air. Time seemed to stand still in the skies above Brussels on Tuesday. In th(...)

Disruptions to flights across Europe are expected to continue until the French industrial action ends later this week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ryanair has condemned the “selfish actions” of the French aviation unions responsible for this week’s industrial action, which has caused lengthy dela(...)

 Firemen work at the site of a coach crash that has left at least 14 students dead  in Freginals, in the province of Tarragona, northeastern Spain, on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

Three Irish students on board a bus that crashed in Spain on Sunday, claiming the lives of 13 people, escaped largely without injury. Ambassador of I(...)

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias (right) and fellow party deputy Inigo Errejon: Iglesias has sought to dampen dissent in a message to party members. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Podemos, the anti-austerity force which was the sensation of Spain’s recent general election, has been rocked in recent days by a swathe of resignatio(...)

Spanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla is hit by his second bull during a bullfight held on the occasion of the Las Fallas festival in Valencia on March 12th. The traditional sport is falling from public favour. Photograph:  Kai  Foersterling/EPA

This weekend marks the climax of Las Fallas, the annual festivities in the Mediterranean city of Valencia made famous by the giant papier-mâché puppet(...)

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