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Polina Cosgrave: the English spoken in Ireland ‘has more humour, more charm, it’s a bit mysterious’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Originally from Volgograd in southern Russia, Polina Cosgrave came to Ireland after living in Moscow in 2015, to write. “Ireland has such a rich lite(...)

Only 2,500 England fans are expected in Volgograd. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Two years ago this month more than 10,000 England fans took over Marseille’s Old Port for three solid sunburnt days of drinking, singing and fighting (...)

Andrew Day: “Sperasoft adds considerably to our engineering services division, which we intend to continue to build organically and through acquisition”

Keywords Studios, an Irish-headquartered video gaming firm that listed in London four years ago, has acquired Sperasoft in a $27 million (€23m) deal.(...)

A Syrian child received treatment  at a field hospital in Saraqib, Idlib province in northern Syria after a chemical attack. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

US officials dismissed Russia’s assertion on Wednesday that Syrian rebels were to blame for a poison gas attack rather than president Bashar al-Assad,(...)

 Emergency workers outside Tekhnologichesky Institute metro station after an explosion in Saint Petersburg on Monday. Photograph:  Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

At least 10 people were killed on Monday when an explosion tore through a train carriage in a metro tunnel in the Russian city of St Petersburg. The I(...)

Brothers  Brahim El Bakraoui (left) and Khalid El Bakraoui, identified as two of the suicide bombers in the Brussels attacks. Experts warned that extremists were trying to recruit entire families in Europe, portending the possibility of yet another evolution in jihadism. Photograph: EPA/Interpol

The identification of Khalid and Ibrahim El Bakraoui as suicide bombers in the deadly Brussels attacks is confronting investigators and counterterror(...)

The outlet, situated in Moscow’s Pushkin Square, resumed business today. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

McDonald’s largest restaurant in Russia reopened after local officials shuttered the location for three months, an optimistic sign for a company tryin(...)

We are trying to plan a holiday and as my husband is a keen foodie he would like to have daily cooking lessons. I(...)

Russian forces are on high alert to head off possible militant attacks at the Winter Olympic Games, which begin tomorrow in Sochi. Some US politicians have expressed concern about security at the Black Sea resort, but US president Barack Obama has said he believes Sochi is safe. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The United States issued a warning last night to airports and to some airlines flying to Russia for the Olympics to watch for toothpaste tubes that co(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  talks to a injured man, while visiting a clinic where Volgograd terror attack victims undergo treatment in Volgograd, Russia, today. Photograph: EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin has made a pre-dawn visit to the city reeling from two suicide bombings this week, bringing gestures of sympathy for (...)

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