US secretary of state John Kerry in Vienna with foreign ministers Philip Hammond of the UK, Sergei Lavrov of Russia, Javad Zarif of Iran, Frank- Walter Steinmeier of Germany, Laurent Fabius of France and EU envoy Catherine Ashton and Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi. Photograph: Joe Klamar/Reuters

Iran and six world powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their 12-year dispute over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, and gave them(...)

 Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and  US secretary of state John Kerry at the talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, Britain, China, Russia, USA) and Iran in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Roland Schlager/EPA

Iran and six powers failed for a second time this year to resolve a 12-year dispute over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions and gave themselves seven more mo(...)

 US secretary of state John Kerry (left), EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton (centre) and Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif (right ), during the talks on Saturday night. Photograph: EPA

World powers and Iran are struggling overcome the differences preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran’s atomic ambitions, raising(...)

Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan welcomes President Obama’s  immigration reforms but says there is still “more work to do.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:05

Changes to the US immigration system were welcomed in Ireland by the Government this morning. Speaking about proposals by US president Barack Obama th(...)

Armed people and military trucks are seen near a checkpoint outside a building on the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, November 12, 2014. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Ukraine said on Wednesday it was redeploying troops in the east because of fears that separatists will launch a new military offensive, despite Russia(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry shakes hands with Oman’s foreign minister Yussef bin Alawi as EU envoy Catherine Ashton and Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif watch before talks on Tehran’s nuclear programme began in Muscat on Sunday.  Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/Reuters

Iran, the United States and the European Union ended two days of high-level talks on Tehran’s nuclear programme today with no immediate sign they had (...)

Palestinian youths yesterday in Shuafat refugee camp, where the van driver lived. Photograph: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

Riots spread across Arab neighbourhoods of Jerusalem yesterday after a Palestinian resident rammed a van into Israeli police and pedestrians, killi(...)

The IPCC report says options available to cut emissions, include using energy more efficiently, switching to renewable energy sources and investing in large-scale afforestation. Photograph: Reuters

Global greenhouse gas emissions will need to fall to zero by the end of this century if the world is to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate (...)

Palestinians pray as Israeli police officers stand guard during Friday prayers in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Wadi al-Joz. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Israeli police clashed with Palestinian youths in several locations in east Jerusalem today, but prayers passed off relatively quietly after Israel re(...)

US envoy to the interparty talks Gary Hart speaking at a press conference in the US Consulate General offices in Belfast today.Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The US has no interest in “dictating” a solution to long-running political differences in Northern Ireland, US envoy Gary Hart has said, urging the(...)