US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the start of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/EPA

(...) senior US official said on Friday.Iranian president Hassan Rouhani’s move to reach out to the leaders of(...)

Gordon Greer wins a header against Northern Ireland’s Josh Magennis at Hampden Park. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images

(...).He said: “I think the pressure that is on us now is to break them down and score the goals because other(...)

 Graham Dwyer. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

(...) – where she had been admitted 14 times since the age of 16 – and extracts from her diary gave us a glimpse(...)

Joan Burton said Irish people were sympathetic to Greece, reflected in their €350 million contribution to its EU/IMF programme, but that Ireland wanted to see more progress on tackling corruption and boosting tax revenue. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

(...) contractions of the crisis years.“The way that formula is calculated would leave us with little room to(...)

(From left to right) Det Supt Kevin Dolan, Chief Supt Diarmuid O’Sullivan and Supt John Hand of the eastern division address members of the media  after a jury found Graham Dwyer guilty of the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...), and we had to cross a number of borders in order to achieve that - to the US and indeed the UK(...)

People ride a truck as they loot army depots in Yemen’s southern port city of Aden. Photograph: Anees Manousr/Reuters

(...) immediate halt to Saudi-led military operations. While US officials have downplayed the scope of the ties(...)

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Seán Sherlock has said that the use of Shannon Airport by the US is compatible with the State’s policy of neutrality, in response to a bill proposed by Independent TD Mick Wallace. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The State had not entered into a military alliance with the US or with any other country or(...)

Harvard professor Seamus Heaney and Radcliffe’s Matina Horner enjoy Harvard’s 350th anniversary celebration. “Heaney taught me one thing: poetry is never about celebrity or exclusivity. It is about relationships forged in solitude that connect us through time and space.” Photograph: Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
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(...), Heaney was a poet who belonged, it seemed, just to us and not yet to the world. By “us,” I mean poets(...)

Rival candidates in the Nigerian presidental election, President Goodluck Jonathan (left) and Muhammadu Buhari exchange a signed peace deal in Abuja on Thursday. About 800 people died in post-election violence in 2011 in which Mr Jonathan defeated Mr Buhari. Photograph: EPA/STR

(...) not to stoke tensions, with US president Barack Obama and other world leaders issuing a direct appeal(...)

Det Sgt Peter Woods: Sought to get  an “uncontaminated account” of events from Dwyer during initial interviews.   Photograph: Collins Courts 4:12

(...) got his man.“He gave us more than we bargained for,” Woods would later reflect.