US vice-president Mike Pence salutes soldiers during a visit to Nato’s Enhanced Forward Presence mission and Estonian troops in Tallinn, Estonia on Monday. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

The White House hopes for better ties with Moscow but will oppose any Kremlin aggression against US allies and will not be swayed by an order to slas(...)

Women dressed as handmaids promoting the Hulu original series The Handmaid’s Tale, stand along a public street during the South by Southwest Music Film Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, Photograph:  Reuters/Brian Snyder

At any time over this summer – on the screen, in newspaper columns or in the streets – you could be forgiven for thinking that The Handmaid’s Tale (Ch(...)

 Naomi Klein’s new book,  ‘No is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics’, examines  Donald Trump’s election. File photograph: Ed Kashi

Last month’s general election turned British politics upside-down, leaving the victorious Conservatives in despair and Labour joyful in defeat. Jeremy(...)

File image of outgoing  Chief Justice  Susan Denham  in Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Last formal sitting of the Hon Ms Justice Susan Denham, Chief Justice Remarks of the Chief Justice The Supreme Court July 28th, 2017, 10.00am Than(...)

Students Oian MacMichael (left) and Luis Alberto Canizares walk through the I-LOFAR  in the grounds of Birr Castle in Co Offaly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Birr Castle’s status as a world-class place for astronomy research has been restored with the opening of the Irish Low Frequency Array Radio Telescope(...)

Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo: said her government was open to discussions. Photograph: Balazs Mohai/EPA

Poland has been given a month to address the “grave concerns” of fellow EU member states over its controversial judicial reform. Although Polish pres(...)

Michael O’Leary: he  predicted that summer air fares would fall 5%  this year

Ryanair would only be interested in buying troubled Italian airline Alitalia if it were “radically restructured”, its chief financial officer Neil Sor(...)

People demonstrate in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw on Monday. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

Poland’s 18-month constitutional crisis has moved into uncharted waters after the president vetoed judicial reform bills that critics denounced as a t(...)

People shout slogans during a protest against supreme court legislation outside the Parliament in Warsaw, Poland. The poster reads “Free people, free courts”. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Poland’s upper house of parliament on Saturday approved a Supreme Court overhaul, defying the European Union and critics at home who say the legislati(...)

Protesters raise candles during a protest on Thursday night in front of the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland. Photograph:  Adam Chelstowski/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of Poles protested on Thursday against a new law that allows parliament to appoint supreme court judges, defying a European Union wa(...)