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Ilabek Avetian (39) is seen in Beaumont Hospital. He suffered severe head injuries after a scrambler bike fell on him as he sunbathed in a Dublin park. Photograph: Olivia Lynott

A woman who moved to Ireland to start a new life said her “dreams are shattered” after a scrambler motorbike left her husband with devastating injurie(...)

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Not many Dublin residents’ courtship stories involve the KGB. But Conor O’Clery, the former Irish Times foreign correspondent, and his wife, Zhanna, m(...)

Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili, Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz, Lithuania’s foreign minister Linas Linkevicius, Latvia’s foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics  and other officials meet in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Photograph: Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images

Georgia and its allies have traded accusations with Russia 10 years after the Kremlin sent troops into the Black Sea state, for a five-day war that sh(...)

Collections from Theo Dorgan, Seamus Heaney, Anne Haverty and James Harpur

Paris, Lisbon, Aarhus, Poland, India, Russia and, most of all, Armenia are among the places visited in Anne Haverty’s new book, A Break in the Journey(...)

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who took a phone call from two Russian pranksters, one of whom posed as the prime minister of Armenia. Photograph: Pablo E Piovano/Bloomberg

Two well-known Russian pranksters enjoyed an 18-minute phone call with British foreign secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday after one posed as the prim(...)

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Biopharmaceutical firm Amryt has signed a deal with Aegerion Pharmaceuticals to expand its exclusive licence agreement for Lojuxta (lomitapide). The(...)

Newly-elected Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan  and his wife Anna Hakobyan  celebrate with supporters in  Republic Square in Yerevan on Tuesday. Photograph: Hayk Baghdasaryan/EPA

Exactly a month ago, Nikol Pashinyan was walking from village to village across Armenia in a desperate protest against a power grab by the country’s p(...)

Russian police officers detain a protester during an unauthorised anti-Putin rally called by opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Saturday in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Moscow arrested hundreds of demonstrators in a brutal crackdown on an opposition rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, two days before V(...)

Armenian opposition supporters walk on the street after protest movement leader Nikol Pashinyan announced a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience in Yerevan on Wednesday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Anti-government protesters in Armenia heeded a call from opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan for a campaign of civil disobedience on Wednesday, closing (...)

Supporters of Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinyan attend a rally in downtown Yerevan on Tuesday. Photograph: Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images

Armenia’s ruling party on Tuesday blocked a bid by opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan to become prime minister, setting up a standoff between the elit(...)

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