Mourners at the funeral for six family members allegedly killed by a Russian soldier in Gyumri in January. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/AFP/Getty Images

When Russia’s president Vladimir Putin visits Armenia this week to mark a century since the start of the genocide suffered by its people, he will fly(...)

Souvenirs commemorate the Gallipoli campaign at a shop in Eceabat. Turkey has moved commemorations up one day. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Turkey has been accused of belittling the imminent centenary of the Armenian genocide by advancing its Gallipoli commemorations to the same day. (...)

Pope Francis leads a mass for Armenian Catholics marking 100 years since the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire. Photograph: AFP

Pope Francis has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians as “the first genocide of the 20th century”, w(...)

“If we achieve the predicted return to economic progress in Ireland and elsewhere, it is reasonable to predict that our finest researchers will avail of the opportunity to emigrate to where their work is more valued. The damage to our research programmes will be immense.” Photograph: Getty Images

While research faces significant obstacles in Europe, Ireland’s national research policy is facing an even more alarming crisis as it continues to ign(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: declared his ambition to forge the Eurasian Union in 2011. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images

A new four-nation economic bloc appeared at the start of 2015, promising free movement of goods and services across an area that is home to more than (...)

Serbian and Albanian players clash during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match in Belgrade. Photograph: Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

Serbia have been awarded a 3-0 victory over Albania following their postponed Euro 2016 qualifier but they have also been deducted three points and or(...)

Albanian fans wait for Albania’s national soccer players to arrive, after the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying soccer match between Serbia and Albania, at Mother Teresa airport near Tirana. Photograph: Arben Celi/Reuters

Serbia and Albania are facing stiff sanctions after Uefa charged the countries with a number of offences following the abandoned Euro 2016 qualifier i(...)

Ty Gorelashvili (foreground) and Praise Limbila at the flower display in the residents organic garden at the Eglinton asylum seekers’ accommodation centre in Salthill, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sweetpea, coriander, potatoes, peas and broccoli are thriving in Galway’s first community garden run by asylum seekers in a direct provision centre(...)

Germany’s Philipp Lahm:  “I’d much rather be considered one of the favourites than one of the underdogs.” Photo: Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

The idea, Joachim Löw had said, was “to bid Germany farewell with a smile”. Friday’s effortless 6-1 win over Armenia in the last friendly did leave s(...)

Algeria’s El Arbi Hilal Soudani (left) celebrates his goal with fellow goalscorer against Romania Nabil Bentaleb. Photograph: Salvatore Di Nolfi / EPA

Algeria 2 Romania 1Algeria again looked anything but World Cup outsiders as they beat Romania 2-1 with a lively performance in a friendly marred by un(...)