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Anne Gibney (56), originally from Dublin, on the road in  Croatia

Married to an Austrian, having lived abroad (in France and Austria) since 2002, and with family members scattered around the globe, I long ago switche(...)

 Benetton’s Tommaso Iannone in action during his side’s win over  Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The rugby education process is relatively simple. Absorb the lessons in defeat or risk a similar outcome by repeating without revision. While defeat (...)

A Syrian soldier films the damage to the Syrian Scientific Research Centre  which was attacked by US., British and French military strikes in Barzeh, near Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AFP

After six days of deliberations and bellicose rhetoric, the air strikes against Syria were largely a symbolic act by the US, the UK and France, with t(...)

British prime minister Theresa May: will tell MPs she took the air strike action to alleviate further humanitarian suffering in Syria caused by chemical weapons attacks and that it was in Britain’s national interest to do so.   Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA

Theresa May will on Monday seek an emergency debate in the House of Commons about last weekend’s air strikes against Syria, giving MPs a chance to exp(...)

Operation Hamilton: Rafale fighter jets prepare to take off for Syria on Friday night, from a military base in eastern France. Photograph: ECPAD/French Military via Reuters

French participation in strikes against three chemical-weapons sites in Syria in the early hours of Saturday morning marked the most significant milit(...)

Theresa May will emphasise the broad support the military action received from other western governments. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Theresa May will face criticism on Monday from MPs, including some in her own party, for her failure to seek prior authorisation from Parliament befor(...)

A Syrian soldier films the damage of the Syrian Scientific Research Center which was targeted in air strikes. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad told a group of Russian politicians on Sunday that Western missile strikes on his country were an act of aggression, (...)

Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya speaks after Members of the United Nations Security Council voted against a Russian resolution condemning “aggression” against Syria by the US and its allies during an emergency meeting on Syria at the UN headquarters in New York, US. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

A Russian bid for the United Nations Security Council to condemn US, British and French air strikes on Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack (...)

 Rugby players Paddy Jackson (left) and Stuart Olding have had their contracts revoked by Ulster Rugby and the IRFU. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

No less than other celebrities, be they sporting or otherwise, Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding enjoyed some of the trappings and attention that came w(...)

French Rafale warplanes preparing for take off at the Saint-Dizier aerial military base in eastern France on Friday. Photograph: EPA

The EU has endorsed the attacks last night by the US, UK, and France on Syrian government installations. In a statement this morning EU High Represen(...)

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