Joshua Wong, who at 19 years of age is not eligible to vote in Hong Kong’s limited elections for another two years, was the public face of the Occupy Central movement. Photograph: Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images

With a powerful image of co-founder Agnes Chow as Katniss Everdeen above the caption “Younger Games”, Hong Kong’s teenage democracy activists have ann(...)

 Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan TD. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has urged Irish people living in Britain to join the campaign to keep the United Kingdom in the European(...)

The website of the Mossack Fonseca law firm is pictured through a large format lens. Photograph: Reuters

The British government asked on Monday for a copy of leaked data on the clients of a Panama-based law firm so it can examine the information and act (...)

EU high representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini is pushing for a general discussion on the EU’s sanctions policy. Photograph: Getty Images

The announcement by Russia that it would withdraw troops from Syria was almost as surprising as its original decision six months ago to intervene in t(...)

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond. “At different times the various Leave campaigns have suggested over 20 different models to choose from.” Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Every alternative to EU membership would leave Britain “weaker, less safe, and worse off”, a British government report has said. The document analys(...)

A Syrian woman reads a newspaper at a kiosk in  Damascus on Tuesday,  a day after a ceasefire deal was announced. Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images

Patrick Wintour A preliminary hurdle to the start of a US and Russian-brokered ceasefire in Syria has been cleared after the Assad government said (...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin  with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/AFP/Getty Images

When Vladimir Putin went to the rescue of the embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and ordered Russian air strikes on Syria last autumn, defenc(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called a Cabinet meeting ahead of a European Council summit to discuss Brexit. Mr Kenny said he hoped the proposals being put forward by British prime minister David Cameron would be decided at the meeting on Thursday.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called a Cabinet meeting for Thursday morning ahead of a European Council summit to discuss Brexit. Mr Kenny said he hoped t(...)

British prime minister David Cameron: his decision reflects  growing confidence in London that the meeting will bring agreement over Brexit. Photograph: Morris Mac Matzen/Reuters

David Cameron has agreed to call an emergency cabinet meeting on Friday if he secures a renegotiation deal at this week’s European Union summit in Bru(...)

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond: said information indicated Lee Po had been involuntarily removed to mainland China without due process under Hong Kong law. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond has said a British citizen who sold gossipy and controversial books about the Chinese leadership had most li(...)