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Court records show that the US government has gone through a lengthy process in order to secure the testimony of the Bank of Ireland employees. Photograph: iStock

Bank of Ireland employees have told US prosecutors investigating an alleged multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency fraud that they will testify in the tri(...)

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(...)

Kurdish protesters in front of the United Nations Building in Beirut, Lebanon, on Friday, demonstrating against the ongoing Turkish military operation in Northern Syria against Kurdish forces. Photograph: Wael Hamzeh/EPA

Syria’s hobbled and harried Kurds have provided Ankara with two pretexts for invading northeast Syria. Syria’s Kurds, numbering up to 2.5 million, ar(...)

Actor Jane Fonda has been arrested. File photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

Actor Jane Fonda has been arrested after taking part in climate change protests in Washington, DC. Fonda, who has a long history of activism, was fil(...)

US and Chinese officials are expected to finalise the text of the limited agreement in the next five weeks. Photograph: Getty

The US and China reached a truce in their trade war after Washington agreed to a limited deal involving relief from looming US tariffs in exchange for(...)

 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(...)

Protesters  demonstrate outside the White House against the decision to withdraw US troops from northeastern Syria. Photograph:  Andrew Cabalero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Like many Kurds living in the United States, Lava Antar has had a hard time sleeping this week, waking often to check reports of Turkish jets and arti(...)

Former president Mary Robinson is pictured in Iveagh House in Dublin where she delivered the Michael Sweetman Memorial Lecture on Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former president Mary Robinson has defended the Extinction Rebellion campaign of civil disobedience, saying the protesters were correct to disrupt a “(...)

St Mary’s cathedral in Nagasaki was once the biggest Christian church in the Far East

It’s a fun fact, useful to know if you do table quizzes, that the only real country visited by the hero of Gulliver’s Travels is Japan.   That o(...)

Plans to open the Oireachtas to the public this weekend have been scrapped due to fears that the Extinction Rebellion movement demonstrations on Merrion Street could disrupt the event. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Plans to open the Oireachtas to the public this weekend have been scrapped due to fears that the Extinction Rebellion movement demonstrations on Merri(...)

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