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Students stand on a street and hold hands to form a human chain from the Ukrainian capital to the western border during a demonstration in support of EU integration at Independence Square in Kiev today. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The European Union has strongly criticised Russia’s interference in Ukrainian affairs rejecting calls for trilateral discussions between Russian, the (...)

Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of jailed Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko, wearing a T-shirt with her mother’s photograph during an interview on the sidelines of an Eastern Partnership summit. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP Photo

in VilniusUkrainian president Viktor Yanukovych flew to Lithuania yesterday to face EU leaders for the first time since his government halted negotia(...)

Students take part in a rally to support EU integration in central Kiev on Thursday. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

As political leaders gathered for dinner in the chilly Lithuanian capital of Vilnius yesterday evening, the joke circulating among officials was wheth(...)

Activists hold European Union and Ukrainian flags during a meeting to support EU integration at European Square in Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Sergei Chuzavkov/AP

Amid the dense, 177-page coalition agreement hammered out by Germany’s two largest parties in the early hours of yesterday morning, one detail in part(...)

In the old days Cavan women had a tendency to force-feed other humans. Some anthropologists thought it was due to poverty in the Drumlin region, a pla(...)

Protesters clash with riot police during a rally to support EU integration, in front of the Ukrainian cabinet of ministers building in Kiev today. Photograph: Reuters

There have been fresh clashes between police and protestors in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. It is understood the clashes were prompted after some prote(...)

Ireland had higher net outward migration in 2012 than Greece, Spain, Portugal and Iceland.

Ireland has gone from having the highest net immigration levels in Europe to the highest net emigration levels in just six years. The country has over(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, France’s finance minister Pierre Moscovici and European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn attend an eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

European Union finance ministers struggled to advance a bank-failure plan for the euro area today, hampered by the interregnum in Berlin and persiste(...)

Former Polish president Aleksander Kwasniewski (centre) and former European Parliament president Pat Cox (right) leave a session of the parliament in Kiev yesterday. Deputies failed on Wednesday to find common ground for the release of jailed  opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, a move sought by the European Union to clear the way for signing landmark agreements on trade this month. Photograph: Reuters

With Ukraine’s continuing failure to release former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko from jail comes a growing impression that president Viktor Yanukov(...)

Legal change: the Department of Transport is considering whether leaving the scene of a collision should carry a mandatory minimum sentence

Motorists who flee the scene of a collision will soon face harsher penalties under proposals being drawn up by the Department of Transport. Under the (...)

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