By any standards the late Fr Theodore (Ted) Hesburgh, who has died aged 97, was an extraordinary Irish American. With a score of 150, he held the Guin(...)

Iranian foreign minister Mohamad Javad Zarif greets his supporters as he arrives from Lausanne, Switzerland to Mehr-Abad airport in Tehran. Iran and six world powers have agreed on the key points of a deal over Iran’s controversial nuclear programme. Iranians are so happy by hearing that world powers are ready to lift the sanctions against the country. Photograph: Borna Qasemi/EPA

Sanctions Iran wanted immediate removal of all UN sanctions and relief from the American and European economic and financial curbs that have throttled(...)

Searching  for a deal ....  US secretary of state John Kerry looks at the view of Lake Geneva from his hotel room as the Iran nuclear talks continue, in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Wednesday. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Major powers and Iran were closer to a preliminary accord on reining in Tehran’s nuclear programme as marathon talks ran into Wednesday, but they hit (...)

US president Barack Obama and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi in the gardens of Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and US president Barack Obama today announced that they had broken their six-year impasse over a civilian nucle(...)

Tom Dunne: interviewed 11 of the German spies caught in Ireland during the Emergency

Tom Dunne, who has died aged 96, was a distinguished public servant who wore his experience at the heart of the international diplomatic world with gr(...)

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(...)

With the November 24th deadline looming for the expiry of an interim agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme, the prospects for a comprehensive deal rem(...)

For a deal to be struck with Iran, US president Barack Obama must navigate three sets of negotiations. Photograph: Mike Theiler/Reuters
Obama Iran deal could skirt Congress
  • US
  • October 20, 2014, 17:48

No one knows if United States president Barack Obama’s administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consid(...)

A Sudanese United Nations medical official who caught Ebola while working in Liberia has died in a hospital in Leipzig. Photograph:  Jan Woitas/EPA

The Ebola epidemic is still spreading in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and the number of cases in west Africa will exceed 9,000 this week, the W(...)

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: “We will not abandon . . . our technological advances.” Photograph: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader

The fifth round of negotiations between Iran and the “P5 + 1” – the members of the Security Council plus Germany – began in Vienna on Tuesday. The (...)