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French president François Hollande launches France’s first World War commemorations at the Élysée Palace in Paris yesterday. Photograph: Alain Jocard/Reuters

French president François Hollande yesterday launched France’s commemorations of the first World War with an appeal to the French people to pull toget(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry   with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas in Amman yesterday. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry has issued a stark warning of more violence and deepening isolation in store for Israel if Israeli and Palestinian ne(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (left) lies injured after a collision with Everton’s Romalu Lukaku  at Goodison Park. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Roberto Martínez has said the only apology necessary following Tottenham Hotspur’s visit to Everton on Sunday should come from Roberto Soldado for an(...)

The euro sculpture outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. The ECB council will   decide  today  whether to change interest rates. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The European Central Bank will face more than the usual level of scrutiny when its governing council gathers in Frankfurt today for its regular monthl(...)

Passengers board a Ryanair aircraft at the Brussels South airport in Charleroi, Belgium. The court there said it was not ‘competent’ to hear Ryanair case. Photograph: Getty Images

A Belgian court has confirmed that former Ryanair crew members who were based in the country were employed on Irish contracts in a ruling that could h(...)

Albert Camus: formidable gifts of analysis and lucidity

The clandestine Resistance newssheet Combat published 58 issues during the German occupation of France, which appeared sporadically as conditions allo(...)

Clifden, Co Galway: €895,000, Matt O’Sullivan Auctioneers
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Ireland: Co GalwayMatt O’Sullivan Auctioneers is seeking €895,000 for this four-bed house on the Errislannan Peninsula overlooking Mannin Bay in Conn(...)

Brian O’Driscoll attempts to evade  Adi Jacob. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

South Africa 28 Lions 25June 27th, 2009, Pretoria A seventh successive test match defeat for the Lions, but there was no shame in this one. They put t(...)

The euro sculpture is seen outside the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Ireland’s economic growth will be weaker than expected next year, in line with slower- than-expected gross domestic product growth across the euro zo(...)

 Leinster’s Seán O’Brien is tackled by  Julien Tomas of Castres. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A nine-minute interview with Seán O’Brien is nothing more than a tease. A hastily-scribbled rough draft of what he really has to say. It’s enough for(...)

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