European Parliament president Martin Schulz has denounced the “repeated and arbitrary” denial of admission into Russia of Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete. Photograph: Emanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Tucked away on the ground floor of the labyrinthine European Parliament building in Brussels is the Anna Politkovskaya room. The parliament’s main pre(...)

The cause of the blast in the Zasyadko coal mine, in Ukraine’s eastern city of Donetsk, was not immediately clear.

An early morning mine blast in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people and injured 14, a local official said on W(...)

Eamonn Coughlan: The Seanad’s own former Olympic athlete sent his best wishes to soon-to-be octogenarian Ronnie Delany. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was a sparsely attended session of Leaders’ Questions. But above in the offices of Government TDs, the photocopiers were working overtime. As the C(...)

Residents fill water containers from a tanker in the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, in the Donetsk region controlled by Ukrainian forces on March 2nd, 2015.  (Photograph: ANATOLII STEPANOVANATOLII STEPANOV/Getty Images)

Ukraine’s central bank will raise its benchmark refinancing rate to 30 per cent from 19.5 per cent, the head of the central bank said on Tuesday, as t(...)

Mourners place flowers  at the grave of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov at Troyekurovskoye Cemetery after his funeral on March 3rd, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images 1:28

Slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was laid to rest in a Moscow cemetery on Tuesday after an emotional funeral ceremony where thousands(...)

What the victims of a long series of Russian political assassinations, journalists, political/human rights activists, a former secret service agent ..(...)

A portrait of murdered Russian opposition veteran leader Boris Nemtsov among  tributes in his memory at the site of his killing in central Moscow. His girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who shot him as they strolled across a bridge near the Kremlin. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA. 1:33

Boris Nemtsov’s girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who shot (...)

Assistant secretary general for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic speaks during a press conference about the latest report by the UN Human Rights Mission in Ukraine. Photographe: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago, the UN human rights office says.The Geneva-base(...)

Russia’s opposition supporters march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow. Photgraph: Getty Images

Holding placards declaring “I am not afraid”, thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murd(...)

Taavi Roivas of the Reform Party which has 29.2 per cent of the vote with more than two-thirds of the votes counted.  Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Estonia’s ruling centre-right party took the lead after an election on Sunday overshadowed by fears that neighbouring Russia might interfere in the sm(...)