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An Armenian soldier fires artillery on the front line, during fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh on October 25th, 2020. Photograph:   Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

International diplomacy has swung into action to defuse the threat of fresh violence in the south Caucasus, after Armenia accused Azerbaijani troops o(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin receives his AstraZeneca jab from  Brenda Dillon, assistant director of nursing at HSE vaccination centre in Cork City Hall. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision/PA Wire

The Health Service Executive expects to vaccinate 250,000-270,000 people this week, the highest number yet in the rollout. An estimated 240,000 peopl(...)

 People arriving  at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry, the State’s first hotel quarantine centre. File photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Passengers arriving from Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Curaçao, Italy, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, North Macedonia and Ukraine are no (...)

Armenia marks the 106th anniversary of the 1915 massacres in the capital Yerevan  on Saturday. Photograph: Narek Aleksanyan/EPA

US president Joe Biden said on Saturday that the 1915 massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire constituted genocide, a historic declaration that i(...)

 US president Joe Biden: A  declaration would not carry any tangible penalties beyond humiliating Turkey and tainting its history with an inevitable comparison to the Holocaust. Photograph: Doug Mills/EPA

Joe Biden is expected to recognise the Armenian genocide, becoming the first US president to formally designate as such the killings that occurred mor(...)

One article in German newspaper Bild was headlined “It is over, Jogi”. Photograph: Getty Images

It had felt like a new and happier time. Since Joachim Löw announced that he was standing down after the European Championship, his young and vibrant (...)

Stephen Kenny: “It’s important that we win the game. We want to win the game. What does ‘must-win’ mean? We want to do well and we’re going to be very determined to try and win the game.” Photograph: Pedja Milosavljevic/AFP via Getty Images

The fun and games were getting into full swing at Stephen Kenny’s pre-match press conference on Friday with attempts being made to corral the manager (...)

Georgian   prime minister Irakli Garibashvili insisted his government was “solidly committed to dialogue, to ensure that we normalise the political situation in country as soon as possible”. Photograph:  Vano Shlamov/AFP

The European Union has begun mediating between Georgia’s feuding government and opposition amid fears for the stability of a key western ally in the s(...)

Opposition supporters march through the streets of Yerevan on Friday to demand prime minister Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of Armenians and Georgians have taken to the streets of their capitals to demand that their governments step down and call snap elections, a(...)

Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan meets with his supporters gathered on Republic Square in downtown Yerevan on February 25th. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/AFP via Getty

Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan has defied what he called a coup attempt by top military officers, who urged him to resign in the wake of the (...)

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