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Grianghraf: An tSeirbhís Chabhlaigh/Preasoifig Óglaigh na hÉireann

Is cuimhin liom leabhar a léamh na cianta cairbreacha ar ais a raibh ‘The Coming War Between Russia and China’ mar theideal air. Deir an Dr Google lio(...)

Maia Sandu leads her first government session in the government building in Chisinau, Moldova, on Saturday. Photograph:  Dumitru Doru/EPA

Moldova’s new prime minister, Maia Sandu, has vowed to cleanse its corrupt institutions and reinstate the rule of law after her pro-EU bloc and a Russ(...)

Audria and Ebi Ali Maki outside their soon-to-be-opened cafe in central Dayton, Ohio, US. Photograph: Stephen Starr

If Dayton’s downtown library represents a vision for its future, then this is a city with big plans. The gleaming, 9,300sq m building opened in 2017 (...)

European authorities blamed Russian groups on Friday for disinformation campaigns designed to depress turnout and sway public opinion in last month’s European Union elections. File Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

European authorities blamed Russian groups on Friday for disinformation campaigns designed to depress turnout and sway public opinion in last month’s(...)

Policemen detain Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny during a rally in support of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, who was detained by police, accused of drug offences and later freed, in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Russian authorities can seem impervious to public criticism, but a rare U-turn in the face of street protests over the arrest of a journalist this wee(...)

President of Moldova Igor Dodon, second from left, during a briefing in the parliament building in Chisinau, Moldova. Photograph: Dumitru Doru/EPA

Moldova’s president and new government have called for a mass rally this weekend to force out a rival oligarch-backed cabinet, as political turmoil gr(...)

Poland’s president Andrzej Duda  and US president Donald Trump  during a  news conference  at the White House,  Washington. Photograph:  Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Russia has condemned US plans to increase its military presence in Poland, saying the move would stoke tensions in Europe and force Moscow to retaliat(...)

Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz have been reportedly attacked. Photograph: IRIB News Agency via AP

Opec said that international trade tensions are hurting demand for oil, slashing its estimates for consumption earlier in the year and predicting furt(...)

Buzz Aldrin on the moon in this July 20th, 1969 handout. The  BBC World Service podcast features  interviews with Michael Collins (who looked on from orbit) and Margaret Hamilton,the computer programmer whose code took them to the moon. Photograph: Reuters/Neil Armstrong/Nasa

We’re fast approaching the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. On July 20th, 1969, as Neil Armstrong and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin made(...)

US president Donald Trump. File Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has said that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent, he would be open to accepting it and that he would have (...)

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