Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk:  his country now has sufficient fuel in storage and can buy gas more cheaply from Europe. Photograph: Andrew Kravchenko/AP Photo

Ukraine has stopped buying gas from Russia and barred Russian airliners from its airspace, as tension between the neighbours increased over an energy (...)

Governor of Odessa Mikheil Saakashvili is determined to make Ukraine’s largest region, a model of liberal reform. Photograph: Alexey Kravtsov/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s potential to become a new European hub of internet innovation was a feature of the Web Summit last week, where nine of the embattled coun(...)

63 South Great George’s Street:   three-storey-over-basement mid-terrace Victorian building

After a number of successful sales on Dublin’s South Great George’s Street, another long-term trader is planning to avail of the strong market to sell(...)

Beder Jasim, from Aleppo in Syria and his friend Ibrahim  Momtaz. “We feel great now. Thank you to Austria. In Hungary things were very bad, and we were scared. Now we feel safe” said Mr Jasim.

Thousands of migrants have arrived in Germany and Austria after Hungary eased travel restrictions and let them continue their westward voyage, giving (...)

The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 air crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. File photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

One year ago, 298 people boarded an aircraft at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam for a midday flight to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Once the (...)

Seán Quinn: A1 said the current estimated value of recovered Quinn family assets was not more than €109.5 million, down from about €182.5 million in 2013. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government has postponed the sale of real estate in Russia and Ukraine that belonged to the family of former billionaire Seán Quinn, due to a seve(...)

Alexei Mozgovoi denounced both Kiev and rebel leaders on whose side he fought, accusing them of stealing humanitarian aid and striving for personal wealth and power. Photograph: Igor Golovniov/EPA

Kiev and separatist rebels have traded accusations over an ambush that killed a prominent warlord and at least six members of his entourage in eastern(...)

A woman used glue to stop a bleeding wound on one of her children and starved the others, a court in Co Donegal has heard.The horrific evidence was gi(...)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (centre), German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande during their talks in Kiev yesterday. Mykola Lazarenko/AFP/Getty Images Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (centre), German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande during their talks in Kiev yesterday. Mykola Lazarenko/AFP/Getty Images

The leaders of Russia, Germany and France plan to meet today to discuss a new peace plan for Ukraine, with a key issue expected to be the possible d(...)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (centre), German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande during their talks in Kiev yesterday. Mykola Lazarenko/AFP/Getty Images

Russia has warned the United States that arming Ukraine in its fight with Moscow-backed separatists would do “colossal damage” to already fractious re(...)