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Former White House adviser on Russia Fiona Hill arriving on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

US president Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser testified on Monday behind closed doors as the latest witness summoned in the Democratic-led impeach(...)

Turkish troops and Turkish-backed Syrian rebels gather outside the border town of Ras al-Ain on Saturday, during their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. Photograph: Nazeer Al-Khatib/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump says he will support imposing tough sanctions on Turkey for doing something he facilitated Ankara to do last week. The US president’s hop(...)

Albania’s prime minister Edi Rama: “In 10 years’ time it will be a different place and we will have a state that functions totally differently.”  Photograph:  Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Psychedelic shapes swarm over the walls of Edi Rama’s office and coloured pencils and paints cover his desk, but they cannot brighten the mood of the (...)

Irina Kolesnikova in St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s staging of Swan Lake

PRIMA BALLERINA IRINA KOLESNIKOVA AND COMPANY DIRECTOR KONSTANTIN TACHKIN PULL BACK THE CURTAIN ON ST PETERSBURG BALLET THEATRE AHEAD OF THEIR DUBL(...)

 Former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch suggested Rudy Giuliani had a role in her removal. Photograph: EPA/Shawn Thew

The former US ambassador to Ukraine who was recalled from her post early by the state department delivered a damning account of her experience with th(...)

Elizaveta Kiseleva (9): her body was found in an abandoned garage in Saratov on Thursday evening, the day after she disappeared on her way to school.

Police in the southern Russian city of Saratov used pepper spray to disperse hundreds of protesters demanding that the suspected killer of a local sch(...)

Robbie Henshaw with physio Keith Fox at Ireland Rugby squad training in  Fukuoka. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Maybe Donald Tusk was referring to all things Irish when tweeting “quo vadis?” this week. Hardly a reference to Ireland’s journey in RWC 2019, but I d(...)

Experts believe Ireland is particularly vulnerable to international cyber attacks due to the concentration of international technology firms here and the ‘thinly resourced’ cybersecurity infrastructure. Photograph: iStock

Ireland has applied to join a cyberintelligence sharing organisation run by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) in the face of increasing on(...)

Unlike Greta Thunberg, eco activist Arshak Makichyan does not have a wealthy family to support him. Photograph: Facebook

As Extinction Rebellion protests took off in scores of world cities this week a Russian television newscaster delivered a damning verdict on the Swedi(...)

Morgan Mansfield pictured in the city of Afrin, Syria in 2017 with a local child.

In 2018, I interviewed Morgan Mansfield, a young man from Waterford who had gone to fight with the socialist-leaning Kurdish-led YPG against Isis forc(...)

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