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People attend a campaign meeting for  Denis Pushilin, in Donetsk. Photograph: Aleksey Filippov/AFP/Getty Images

Russia has defended Sunday’s separatist elections in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and its western allies denounced as a sham that would only harm effor(...)

Acting head of the  Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) Leonid Pasechnik during his pre-election address this week ahead of the upcoming vote for a new leader in Luhansk, Ukraine. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters

Western governments have urged Russia to cancel Sunday’s planned elections in parts of eastern Ukraine under its de-facto control, warning that they w(...)

The European Commission has proposed ending the biannual clock changes across the EU. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The Government has confirmed it will carry out a public consultation on whether the State should end the practice of changing the clocks in spring and(...)

Tech entrepreneur Pat Phelan: “We couldn’t find enough opportunities even though we looked at 114 start-ups.”

Enterprise Ireland (EI) has come under fire from serial tech entrepreneur Pat Phelan for spending millions on seeding foreign start-ups and assisting (...)

Dave Langan in action for Ireland v Spain in 1985 in Cork, attendance 15,000. The Liam Miller match is set to top this

The Liam Miller tribute match, due to take place on Tuesday looks destined to comfortably exceed the existing record for the biggest ever attendance a(...)

Alexander Zakharchenko, left, the leader of pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk, was killed in a bomb attack last Friday. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo

Russia has said it will not withdraw from talks to end the war in eastern Ukraine following the murder of a separatist leader in the region, as German(...)

  Australian Nick Kyrgios   returns a shot against Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France in a second-round match on day four of the  US Open. Photograph: Jerry Lai/USA TODAY Sports

Nick Kyrgios was involved in more controversy during a 4-6 7-6 (8/6) 6-3 6-0 victory over Pierre-Hugues Herbert, although this time he was not the cen(...)

A major global study has concluded there is no safe limit to alcohol consumption. Photo: Press Association

Can we finally shake off the unwelcome moniker of the drunken Irish? Yes and no according to a major international study on alcohol consumption. It fo(...)

For women, the highest numbers were found in Ukraine (4.2), and Andorra, Luxembourg and Belarus (all at 3.4). Photograph: Getty Images

The “myth of the drunk Irish man” is probably inaccurate, according to the author of a major international study on alcohol consumption which finds Ir(...)

Belarussian president Alexander Lukashenko: critics accuse Mr Lukashenko of launching his latest attack on those who challenge him in the media or political arena. Photograph: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

The United States has joined international condemnation of a crackdown on independent media in Belarus, where security forces loyal to veteran autocra(...)

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