Leading Russian newspapers RBK, Kommersant and Vedomosti publish front pages in support of detained journalist Ivan Golunov. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Russia’s three top business dailies ran identical front pages on Monday, declaring “I am/We are Ivan Golunov” after an investigative reporter of that (...)

EPIC Ireland Museum in CHQ building. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish emigration museum EPIC has been voted Europe’s leading tourist attraction at a global travel industry award ceremony. The three-year-old pr(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin at a ceremony dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and China, in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin/Sputnik

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping headed to Saint Petersburg on Thursday to attend an international economic forum where the Chinese leader was the guest (...)

A beluga whale  swims next to a fishing boat before Norwegian fishermen removed its tight harness. Photograph: Joergen Ree Wiig/Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries Sea Surveillance Unit via AP

Officials in Norway are investigating after a beluga whale was found wearing a tight harness, prompting speculation the animal may have escaped from a(...)

The English Ship ‘The Royal Sovereign’ with a royal yacht in a Light Air by William van de Veld the Younger. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Many readers will be familiar with the Irish seafarers who helped establish navies in the Americas in the 18th century: Admiral Brown in Argentina, Co(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin looks at a model of the Russian armed forces’ main cathedral in the military theme park, Patriot Park, on September 18th, 2018. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Getty

Vladimir Putin has dipped into his own pocket to pay for a religious icon to adorn a new Russian Christian Orthodox cathedral near Moscow dedicated to(...)

Actor Matt Bomer, star of John Butler's Papi Chulo, at the opening of the Dublin International Film Festival on Wednesday. Photograph: Simon Lazewsk

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival gave a warm welcome to director John Butler and stars Alejandro Patiño and Matt Bomer at the Irish pre(...)

Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye. Photograph: United Artists

Pierce Brosnan, actor The first film I saw when I came to London as a boy was Goldfinger, which starred Sean Connery as 007. In Ireland, I had been b(...)

The ‘Ai-Petri, Crimea’ painting, by Russian landscape painter Arkhip Kuindzhi, which was stolen.  Photograph: EPA/Russian Internal Affairs Ministry

Authorities in Moscow have arrested a man suspected of a daring art heist at a leading Russian state-owned museum. Police said they had found the 20t(...)

Bernadine Grogan, from Palmerstown, Dublin, with some of her snow globe collection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some years ago, a family friend spotted a collection of rusty Castrol GTX cans hanging on a clothes line outside a neighbour’s house in Co Cavan. When(...)

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