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Armenian opposition supporters hold a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, on Sunday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Armenia’s ruling party will not put up a candidate for prime minister, it said on Saturday, in a bid to ease tensions after more than two weeks of str(...)

Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan attends a rally with supporters in the country’s second-largest city of Gyumri. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

When huge popular protests in Armenia forced prime minister Serzh Sargsyan to resign early this week, Russia said it would not interfere in the domest(...)

Supporters of Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan at a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, on Wednesday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Police took up positions in the centre of the Armenian capital Yerevan on Wednesday as tens of thousands of people protested against the ruling elite (...)

Yerevan residents celebrate Armenian prime minister’s Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation on Monday. Photograph: Karo Sahakyan/PAN Photo via AP

Armenia’s newly appointed prime minister Serzh Sargsyan stepped down on Monday after almost two weeks of protests against his rule in the impoverished(...)

Msgr Joseph Murphy: Head of  protocol office at Vatican’s Secretariat of State

Cork man Msgr Joseph Murphy has been appointed head of the protocol office at the Vatican’s Secretariat of State in Rome. The office deals with rela(...)

Armenia is situated in the Southern Caucasus region, between Turkey and Azerbaijan. It has difficult relations with both states. File photograph: Google Street View

Armenia has scrapped a peace agreement it signed with Turkey in 2009 in a failed attempt to normalise relations between the two countries, the Armenia(...)

Mikhail Shengeliya in Herbert Park, Donnybrook: “I don’t understand the point of people who move to another country and then stick with their own.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mikhail Shengeliya has only a vague recollection of the few years he spent in Moscow with his family in the early 1990s. He remembers the terrible con(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Attending the African summit would have been a way for Varadkar to signal that Ireland was taking an active interest in EU affairs beyond its own backyard. Photograph: Aurore Belot/AFP/Getty Images

One of the collateral casualties of Ireland’s political drama this week was a planned trip by Leo Varadkar to west Africa. On the face of it, cancelli(...)

The new regime in Luhansk took power amid a flurry of fatal clashes between Russian-controlled militia and government troops. Photograph: Reuters

The eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk has a new separatist leader following an armed standoff between local warlords, amid a flurry of fatal clashes(...)

Samantha Power: President Trump “is way more divisive and more of a purveyor of hate towards different groups and trying to pit different parts of American society against each other than I expected.” Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc

It’s mid-afternoon in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Samantha Power is in reflective mode. Sitting in the mid-October sun in the gardens of Harvard’s (...)

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