No change of policy: Federica Mogherini, EU high representative   for foreign affairs. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The EU’s foreign policy chief ruled out any change of approach to peace efforts in Syria despite military strikes on hospitals and schools which left (...)

A  woman views flowers placed on a burnt out vehicle near Independence Square. The information emerging online from Ukraine over the past week is simply astonishing. Photograph: Getty Images

Social media is now a Situation Room. The information emerging online from Ukraine over the past week is simply astonishing. While the digital (...)

Ukrainians light candles during mourning ceremony for Sergey Nigoyan memory in west Ukrainian city of Lviv. Sergey Nigoyan was killed by gunfire yesterday morning  in Kiev. Photograph: Markiian Lyseiko/EPA

Barricades are burning and black smoke is billowing over Kiev, as the hours tick down on an opposition ultimatum to Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukov(...)

Candles are lit by the public at the vigil at Eyre Square in Galway city in October  to mark the first anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Within the timeframe of the past 70 years, good journalism has never been so important. Events, conflicts, great uncertainty and a deluge of questi(...)

Collision course: Fisht Olympic stadium under construction in Sochi, seen through the window of a derelict house. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

From her house on a Russian hillside Tatyana Skiba can see President Vladimir Putin’s dream coming true. Down below, where the city of Sochi meets the(...)

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva (centre), the mother of the suspected Boston bombers, speaks to reporters while the father Anzor Tsarnaev and aunt Patimat Suleymanova look on, in Makhachkala, Dagestan. Photograph: Sergey Rassulov/Getty

One brother posted messages on the Twitter social media website typical of an average American teenager; they were about his favourite televisi(...)