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Workers walk at the construction site of the so-called Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Lubmin, northeastern Germany, in March 2019. German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week welcomed a compromise struck with the United States over the controversial Russian gas pipeline project, but said “differences” remained. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz / AFP via Getty Images

Generations of diplomats in central and eastern Europe, when seeing world powers retreat behind closed doors to discuss the future of their nations, h(...)

 A person waving the rainbow flag runs on the pitch as the players line up for the national anthems before the Germany-Hungary match in Munich at  the Euro Championships. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Uefa, a multi-billion euro monopoly that controls one of the most profitable commodities in Europe and wields the influence of a small nation state, i(...)

The HMS Defender, which Moscow said sailed 3km inside Russian territorial waters on Wednesday. File photograph: Ben Mitchell/PA Wire

Britain has denied that Russia’s military fired warning shots and dropped bombs in the path of a UK destroyer to force it to leave Russian waters in t(...)

Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson lead other G7 leaders in a walk in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, on Friday, ahead of the G7 summit. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

Angela Merkel has been invited by Joe Biden to Washington next month, in a sign of the US president’s determination to repair a relationship that plum(...)

Gavan Kennedy in Sitio Marna, in the Philippines

Gavan Kennedy is from Glasson, Co Westmeath. He left Ireland in 1991 to go to George Washington University, in Washington, DC, and returned in May 201(...)

‘He can be alright sometimes, my old man.’

They’re porked the whole length of Brighton Road – we’re talking BMW X5s of every colour. You’d never know there was, like, a global pandemic on? The(...)

The treatment of Russian Opposition activist Alexei Navalny in Russia has been the subject of angry exchanges between Moscow and other western capitals.  Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

The escalation in tit-for-tat expulsions of “diplomats” by the Czech Republic and Russia has all the hallmarks of a return to the days of the Cold War(...)

A Ukrainian serviceman patrols near the frontline with Russia backed separatists near small city of Marinka, Donetsk region on Monday. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

Kiev and Washington say Russia’s current troop build-up near Ukraine is the biggest since 2014, when the Kremlin annexed Crimea and sent fighters and (...)

Vincent Fahy, 1928-2021

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Stephen Kenny: “It’s important that we win the game. We want to win the game. What does ‘must-win’ mean? We want to do well and we’re going to be very determined to try and win the game.” Photograph: Pedja Milosavljevic/AFP via Getty Images

The fun and games were getting into full swing at Stephen Kenny’s pre-match press conference on Friday with attempts being made to corral the manager (...)

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