The mother of a killed Ukrainian journalist (unidentified) holds a candle and a sign reading ‘’Impunity kills’ during a memorial rally to mark the 13th anniversary of Ukrainian journalist Georgy Gongadze’s murder at the Independence square in Kiev on September 16, 2013

It’s a dangerous time for journalists, according to Dunja Mijatovic, the outgoing representative on freedom of the media at the Organisation for Secur(...)

Federation of German Industries chief executive Markus Kerber: says Greece should be given better financial deal for beefing up controls on flow of migrants into Europe. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

Greece’s debt problem could be key to resolving Europe’s refugee crisis, the head of Germany’s main business lobby has said. Markus Kerber, chief e(...)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: “If we negotiate, it does not mean that we stop fighting terrorism”. Photograph: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images

Bashar al-Assad has dealt a swift blow to international efforts to secure a ceasefire, deliver aid and promote a negotiated solution to the war in Sy(...)

Pope Francis in conversation with head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Getty Images

Pope Francis arrived in Havana on Friday to meet the head of the Russian Orthodox Church nearly 1,000 years after eastern orthodoxy split with Rome, m(...)

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US secretary of state John Kerry  in Munich. Photograph: Alexandra Beier/Getty Images

The Munich agreement reached early on Friday by 17 countries belonging to the Syria support group specified that immediate humanitarian access is to b(...)

Rising time: Roger Casement and John Devoy feature in ‘1916’

The very name of this three-part documentary is like a proclamation. By calling it 1916 (RTÉ One, Wednesday) the film-maker Bríona Nic Dhiarmada appea(...)

Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton disagree over their healthcare ideas with Mrs Clinton saying Mr Sanders’ Medicare-for-all healthcare plan would mean dismantling the program known as Obamacare and triggering another intense political struggle. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/ EPA

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed sharply in a debate on Thursday over their support for US president Bara(...)

 Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (left), US secretary of state John Kerry and UN special envoy of the secretary general for Syria Staffan de Mistura hold a press conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany. Photograph: Sven Hoppe/EPA

Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syria(...)

In a worrying sign that Europe’s debt problems could reappear, the Portuguese 10-year bond yield surged above 4 per cent for the first time since 2014.

Asian shares fell for a sixth straight session on Friday as concerns about the health of European banks further threatened a global economy already un(...)

Aviation recruitment specialist Parc recorded a drop in profits in 2014. Illustration: Askold Romanov/Getty Images/iStockphoto

A squeeze on margins left profits at aviation recruitment specialist Parc trailing by more than 5 per cent last year at €3.37 million, accounts just (...)