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Derval O’Rourke, centre, trailing  eventual ‘winner’ Nevin Yanit of Turkey, left,  in the women’s 100m hurdles final at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Gothenburg in March. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

For Derval O’Rourke, winning another European Indoor bronze medal will be worth the wait, if only in terms of inner satisfaction.With confirmation tha(...)

The trial was adjourned until late August, while the court awaits the results of a mental health examination on Recep Cetin

The trial of a Turkish waiter accused of murdering two women from Co Down has been further delayed after a mental health examination meant for him was(...)

A detail from The Apotheosis of Homer by Ingres
The Europeans No 24: Homer

Homer, celebrated in the Western cultural canon as the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, may have lived in the seventh or eighth century BC, or ind(...)

A demonstrator sits on the ground after he was detained by riot police during an anti-government protest in Izmir in  western Turkey. As crowds in Izmir this week echoed chants of “Tayyip resign”, the question remains whether these protests can be the ultimate determinant of the prime minister’s staying power. Photograph: Reuters/Emre Tazegul

Five days after demonstrations in Turkey began against the redevelopment of an iconic park in Istanbul’s main Taksim Square, two demonstrators have be(...)

A protester sleeps in a damaged vehicle at Taksim Square in central Istanbul. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

The US tonight called for an investigation into the political violence in Turkey and urged restraint on all sides following the fifth day of escalatin(...)

Riot police use a water canon against a protester during an anti-government protest at Taksim Square in central Istanbul today. Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon for a second day to prevent hundreds of protesters reaching the central Taksim Square, scene of violent protests in which hundreds were injured yesterday. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan today called for an immediate end to the fiercest anti-government demonstrations for years, as protesters clash(...)

  Los Jameos Playa hotel in Lanzarote

Today’s hard-pressed holidaymaker likes to know exactly what their break is going to cost before they go, with no nasty budgetary surprises wai(...)

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