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Russian president Vladimir holds a joint press conference with the Turkish president after their meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on April 3rd, 2018. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

The worst crisis in East-West relations since the Cold War deepened on Wednesday as the EU backed the integrity of the UK’s investigation into the poi(...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said the ICC had shown a “brazen ignorance of the law”.  Photograph:  Ezra Acayan/Reuters

Rodrigo Duterte is to withdraw the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after it opened a crimes against humanity investigation int(...)

Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett: ‘We need more women in our Defence Forces not just for peacekeeping but for everything else’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The evidence is “overwhelming” that more women soldiers have led to better decision-making, the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice-Admiral Mar(...)

Peter O’Neill, founder and director of the Imagine Festival of Ideas and Politics: “I saw early on the power of performance to communicate with people in an impactful and emotive way and engage them in political themes.” Photograph: Kevin Cooper

Ideas? Politics? The two together, side by side? In these gloomy days of political stalemate in the North, the very notion registers as an alien conce(...)

A lorry trailer is blown over by the strong winds of the western storm in Kampen, the Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Ginopress BV

At least five people were killed on Thursday after a powerful storm lashed northwest Europe, damaging property and throwing public transport into chao(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham wrote to then taoiseach Enda Kenny  warning that failure to continue the tradition of appointing former judges in European institutions to the Irish bench could “prove very damaging to the country”

Members of the judiciary unsuccessfully lobbied the Taoiseach to appoint a former judge in Europe to the Irish bench in 2015. Mr Justice George Birmi(...)

Issue of correct  supervision in clubs now being raised.  Photograph: iStock

Twelve per cent of young people who play sport in the Netherlands – one in every eight – have experienced at least one incident of unwanted sexual att(...)

The Dutch are statistically more likely to die from a bee sting than from a terrorist attack. Photograph: Clint Perry/PA Wire

In a world of extraordinary geopolitical upheaval, the Dutch can take some comfort, perhaps, from the fact that they are, statistically, more likely t(...)

Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general, enters the courtroom in The Hague today to hear the verdict from the United Nations war crimes tribunal. He  was convicted of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in the slaughter of Bosnian Muslims during the breakup of Yugoslavia. Photograph:  Peter Dejong/Pool via New York Times

Two Bosnians living in Ireland react to the conviction on Wednesday for genocide of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic by a UN tribunal at The(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

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