Pro-Russian protesters attend a rally in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine today. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Russia said today it had “no intention“ of invading eastern Ukraine, responding to Western warnings over a military buildup on the border follo(...)

Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich calls for referendum. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Ukraine’s deposed president Viktor Yanukovich has called today for each of the country’s regions to hold a referendum on its status “within Ukr(...)

Tribal.vc recently signed a lease with Nama to take over a five-storey building on Dublin’s South William Street. Photograph: Tribal.vc

Irish venture capital fund Tribal.vc has opened a new co-location hub for high- growth start-ups, on Dublin’s South William St(...)

Shirley Temple and Claudette Colbert at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts dinner, in 1935.

Shirley Temple Black, the iconic child star whose 1930s screen performances brightened up America in the darkest days of the G(...)

People run at a site hit yesterday by what activists said was an air raid by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus. Photograph: Mohamed Abdullah/Reuters

Chemical weapons were likely used in five out of seven attacks investigated by UN experts in Syria, where a two-year civil war has killed more than 10(...)

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani. The executions were carried out against a backdrop of an improved mood in US-Iranian relations. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Authorities in Iran hanged 16 people imprisoned for alleged links with anti-regime groups in retaliation for the killing of 17 border guards in an (...)

Mexico berated the United States over new allegations of spying after a German magazine reported that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had hacked(...)

A woman browses a copy of Malala Yousufzai’s book “I am Malala” at a book store in Islamabad. Photograph: Reuters

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has been awarded the EU’s Sakharov Prize, fuelling sp(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov speaks to the United Nations Security Council after it unanimously voted in favor of a resolution eradicating Syria’s chemical arsenal during a Security Council meeting at the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Russia wants to revive plans for a conference on ridding the Middle East of weapons of mass destruction now that Syria has pledged to abandon its chem(...)

President Bashar al-Assad said Syria will respect United Nations accords on chemical weapons. Photograph: Reuters

Syria will respect United Nations accords on chemical weapons, president Bashar al-Assad told Italian television station RaiNews24 today.“We joined th(...)

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