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British prime minister Theresa May on a visit to Salisbury, where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent last week. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The joint statement yesterday by the leaders of France, Germany, the US and the UK, in which they said Russia was highly likely to have been behind th(...)

 Russia’s ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov speaking at the Russian embassy on Orwell Road, Rathgar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The diplomatic war of words between Russia and the UK over the poisoning of a former spy in Salisbury, England spread to Dublin on Thursday as Moscow’(...)

Facebook Lite app will be available for download from Friday. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Facebook on Thursday said it will roll out the stripped down version of its social media platform, Facebook Lite, to more countries including develope(...)

An Italian policeman looks at an electoral poster at a polling station in Rome. Why are Italian voters so disenchanted? The obvious answers are that economic performance has been so dismal, while established Italian policymakers appear so ineffective

The election results in Italy are a lesson to Europe. Italians were once among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European project. This is true (...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Donald  Trump also signed on to an unusually strong statement that accused Russia of being behind the “first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the second world war”. Photograph:  Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images

Nato’s leading powers closed ranks against Vladimir Putin on Thursday as the US unveiled new sanctions against Moscow and joined with France and Germa(...)

Professor Roland Erne  believes a shift has taken place in the governance of the EU which has had a particular impact at national level.

In a wonderful irony, transnational action by unions and other social movements opposed to EU policies may turn out to be the saviour of the union. Th(...)

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad waving at supporters after addressing parliament in Damascus in March 2011. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Seven years ago, Syrians inspired by Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt protested in Damascus and other Syrian cities, calling for democratic (...)

The New York Stock Exchange. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 1 per cent on Wednesday as industrial stocks tumbled over growing fears of a trade war between the US and China. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

European shares dipped on Wednesday as strong results from Adidas and robust mining stocks were more than offset by weak banks and a drop in Italian s(...)

Rossnowlagh strand in Co Donegal is a popular destination for tourists from Northern Ireland and further afield. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Tourism revenues in Ireland are on course to reach €6 billion in revenue this year following a strong finish to 2017. Tourism earnings in the last q(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) is applauded after she was re-elected   at the Bundestag in Berlin. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s parliament has elected Angela Merkel for her fourth term as chancellor, putting an end to nearly six months of political drift in Europe’s b(...)

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