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Russian president Vladimir Putin watches the Zapad-2017 war games with minister for defence Sergei Shoigu (left) and chief of the general staff of Russian armed forces Valery Gerasimov (second right) in Leningrad, Russia. Photograph:  Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin watched his country’s military take part in the major “Zapad” war games on Monday, amid continuing concern from Nato (...)

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili:  returned to Ukraine despite being stripped of his citizenship by its president, former ally Petro Poroshenko. Photograph:  AFP / Yuri Dyachyshyny/ Getty Images

Constantly on the move, closely watched by the police, facing prosecution and bitterly at odds with the country’s leaders – Mikheil Saakashvili is bac(...)

Newstalk: George Hook has been working at a station where the line between news and opinion has blurred

Last week Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by three masked men outside her home in Bangalore. She was a newspaper editor and a critic of right-wing extremi(...)

tudents visiting The Irish Times Higher Options stand in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The RDS opened its doors morning for the second day of the 2017 Irish Times Higher Options expo. Thousands of students are expected to attend the eve(...)

Opposition supporters and one of the Belarusian opposition leaders Vladimir Nekliaev take part in a rally during a protest against the upcoming Zapad military exercises in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Russian military jets and helicopters have landed in neighbouring Belarus ahead of Thursday’s start of major war games that are unnerving nearby Nato (...)

 European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual State of the Union address at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/ Reuters

In a wide-ranging state of the union speech that encompassed everything from refugee policy to Slovakian fish fingers, Jean-Claude Juncker pointedly m(...)

Pupils of St Kevin’s College in Finglas receive their Junior Cert results. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“The moment has arrived,” announced acting principal Dara Gill at St Kevin’s College in Finglas just after 10am on Wednesday. He was speaking to a r(...)

Hungary’s Peter Szijjarto attends an informal meeting of European Union ministers of foreign affairs in Tallinn, Estonia.  Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Hungary and Russia have lambasted Kiev over a new education law they say will deprive Ukraine’s ethnic minorities of the right to study in their own (...)

There are more than 50 medical programmes taught through English in the EU and recognised by the Irish Medical Council. Photograph: iStock

Question: My son got 520 CAO points in his Leaving Cert. He would like to be a doctor, but received no offer from any universities in Ireland. Do you (...)

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili  during a press conference in Lviv, Ukraine on Monday after he controversially entered the country on Sunday night.  “I have a clear plan: to end theft from the economy; to end the power of the oligarchy; to end misuse of power,” Mr Saakashvili said. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili has vowed to stay in Ukraine to try to oust its “oligarchic” political elite, a day after forcing his way (...)

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