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President Michael D Higgins addresses a press conference at the Arraiolos group meeting of heads of states in  Athens on Friday. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/EPA

President Michael D Higgins has urged Turkey “to seek an alternative negotiated approach, one that avoids military intervention and its resulting huma(...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins on the first day of their visit to Greece in the city of Athens at the Stoa of Attalos. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has said society will be “judged by future generations as to whether we averted our gaze from the vulnerabilities of our p(...)

 Sifan Hassan of Netherlands celebrates wining gold in the Women’s 1,500 metres. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Oh mercy. Now that was properly incredible, Sifan Hassan producing the single most impressive women’s 1,500 metres in World Championship history to co(...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses the general debate of the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations at UN headquarters in New York. Photograph: Michael Nagle/EPA

President Michael D Higgins has warned that the United Nations and its agencies are under attack, as he defended the principle of multilateralism in a(...)

President Michael D Higgins delivers his address at  New York University on Tuesday. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has urged the United States to revisit its decision to leave the Paris climate change agreement, as he argued that climate(...)

Mauricio Pochettino: “I don’t care what people think – if we are contenders or not.” Photograph: Panagiotis Moschandreou/EPA

Champions League Group B: Olympiakos v Tottenham Hotspur Kick-off: 5.55pm, Wednesday. Venue: Karaiskakis Stadium. On TV: Virgin Media One and BT Spor(...)

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaks at a joint press conference with German chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany in August. Clemens Bilan/EPA

The 19th century American historian Henry Adams may have exaggerated when he called politics “the systematic organisation of hatreds”. In a country l(...)

Deputy special adviser to the UN secretary general on Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and  Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades. Photograph: Cypriot Press Office

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders agreed on Friday to intensify efforts to reunify the divided island and to finalise steps that would secure a settle(...)

Rocks block part of a road following an earthquake in Aspropirgos, near Athens, on Friday. Photograph: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled the Greek capital Athens on Friday, briefly knocking out power and telecommunications in parts of the city and sen(...)

Turkish drilling ship Yavuz: set to start work off the  coast of Cyprus within the country’s exclusive economic zone, in violation of international law. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP

Turkey is set to deploy a fourth ship to explore for gas and oil off the coast of Cyprus in defiance of EU sanctions imposed to end Ankara’s illegal o(...)

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