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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, 2017. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Pale, heavily bearded and unsteady, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — who was removed the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday — cut a very different figur(...)

Nato at 70 has its largest ever membership of 29 states (soon to be 30 when Northern Macedonia joins) but is probably in its weakest position for seve(...)

Pope Francis: ‘Rich Europe and America sell weapons used to kill children and kill people. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty

Pope Francis has blamed Europe and the United States for the deaths of children in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, saying wealthy Western countries fuel(...)

Mom is right when she says to eat your peas. In one of the largest surveys of data on global dietary habits and longevity, researchers found that con(...)

US speaker Nancy Pelosi: renewed efforts to seal a landmark American visa deal for Irish citizens. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

A high-powered US congressional delegation is to visit Ireland this month amid renewed efforts to seal a landmark American visa deal for Irish citize(...)

Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London on Wednesday. Photograph: Getty

The British army has confirmed it is investigating after a video was shared on social media showing soldiers shooting at an image of Labour leader Jer(...)

 Josephine O’Reilly, from Dún Laoghaire, protesting at Rehab with the campaign group Justice for Polio Survivors in 2018. Photograph: Andres Poveda

“Polio” was a word that struck dread into the hearts of Irish parents during the 1940s and 1950s. Until the invention of a vaccine, the epidemic could(...)

Kinahan cartel: Liam Byrne heads what the Criminal Assets Bureau calls the “Byrne organised-crime group”

Liam Byrne, a trusted associate of the Kinahan cartel, is among the most powerful figures in Irish organised crime Like a stereotypical London v(...)

Although half of Islamic State’s foreign recruits may have been killed in action, survivors have dispersed and sprung up across the globe. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty

The fall of the last pocket of Islamic State territory at the village of Baghouz in southeastern Syria does not signal the defeat of the terror group.(...)

A female fighter of the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) flashes the victory gesture  on Saturday  after the SDF announced the total elimination of the Islamic State  group’s last bastion in eastern Syria. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images.

US-backed forces on Saturday said they had captured Islamic State’s last shred of territory at Baghouz in eastern Syria, ending its territorial rule o(...)

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