Chinese military delegates arrive at the Great Hall of the People before the opening session of the National People’s Congress on  in Beijing, China.  Photograph:  Feng Li/Getty Images

China’s annual rubber-stamp legislature, the National People’s Congress, got under way on Thursday, with the country’s premier, Li Keqiang, pledging t(...)

European Parliament president Martin Schulz has denounced the “repeated and arbitrary” denial of admission into Russia of Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete. Photograph: Emanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Tucked away on the ground floor of the labyrinthine European Parliament building in Brussels is the Anna Politkovskaya room. The parliament’s main pre(...)

Eamonn Coughlan: The Seanad’s own former Olympic athlete sent his best wishes to soon-to-be octogenarian Ronnie Delany. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was a sparsely attended session of Leaders’ Questions. But above in the offices of Government TDs, the photocopiers were working overtime. As the C(...)

Car executives are taking seriously the prospect of Apple and Google as direct competitors even as they consider partnering with the two. “If these t(...)

  Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: US-led talks posed a “grave threat, not only to Israel but also to the peace of the entire world”. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty  1:35

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered a stinging attack on Barack Obama’s plans for a nuclear deal with Iran on the US president’s home(...)

A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden has said that the fugitive former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government’s mass surveillance programmes was working with American and German lawyers to return home. Photograph: Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/Courtesy of The Guardian/Handout via Reuters.

A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden has said that the fugitive former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government’s mass surveill(...)

Mourners place flowers  at the grave of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov at Troyekurovskoye Cemetery after his funeral on March 3rd, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images 1:28

Slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was laid to rest in a Moscow cemetery on Tuesday after an emotional funeral ceremony where thousands(...)

What the victims of a long series of Russian political assassinations, journalists, political/human rights activists, a former secret service agent ..(...)

A portrait of murdered Russian opposition veteran leader Boris Nemtsov among  tributes in his memory at the site of his killing in central Moscow. His girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who shot him as they strolled across a bridge near the Kremlin. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA. 1:33

Boris Nemtsov’s girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who shot (...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to address Congress. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

US secretary of state John Kerry has attempted to defuse tension with Israel on the eve of Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress, where he will spe(...)