Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg called on Russia to immediately release the Ukrainian sailors and ships it had seized. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Nato has accused Russia of seeking to establish total control over the Sea of Azov, which three Ukrainian naval boats were trying to enter late last m(...)

The bare-bones customs union for Britain would mean that regulatory checks would still be necessary at cross-channel ports like Dover and Calais, but London would not be able to set its own tariffs

Theresa May’s phone call with Leo Varadkar on Monday was, according to Downing Street, an opportunity to “take stock” of the state of Brexit negotiati(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and French president Emmanuel Macron   at UN headquarters in New York last month. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

France finally reacted this week to an alleged Iranian plot to bomb a rally by an opposition group outside Paris, more than three months after the plo(...)

The New York Times reported that Donald  Trump engaged in dubious tax schemes “including instances of outright fraud”. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

New York state authorities are to open an investigation into Donald Trump’s tax affairs, following an explosive report in the New York Times regarding(...)

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik: accused of ramping up nationalist rhetoric. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

The United States has denounced Bosnia’s Serb-run region for quashing a report that recognised crimes committed by Bosnian Serb forces at Srebrenica i(...)

A Palestinian carries an injured protester during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14th, 2018. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty

Today, Palestinians everywhere will commemorate the 1947-1949 Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe) – the ethnic cleansing of the majority of indigenous Pale(...)

 A woman walks past a mural of Bosnian Serb wartime general Ratko Mladic in Belgrade, Serbia, in 2009. Photograph: Photograph:  Marko Djurica/Reuters

A United Nations court may finally mete out a measure of justice to former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic on Wednesday, but its ruling will be reje(...)

Ibrahim Halawa’s sister  Somaia at a press conference in Buswells Hotel, Dublin, August 31st, 2017, calling for action on his case. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government must initiate legal proceedings against Egypt if Ibrahim Halawa is not released on September 18th next, his family say. Describing hi(...)

Irish man Ibrahim Halawa has been in jail in Cairo for three and a half years after being arrested  in August 2013  during protests in Egypt

Any move by the Government to take legal action against Egypt over the treatment of Ibrahim Halawa would result in Cairo pulling back from a commitmen(...)

Michel Barnier has previously referred to a possible €60 billion bill for Britain, a prospect greeted with horror in London. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Is it just positioning? Or are we heading for a big row at the very start of the Brexit talks? Lead EU negotiator Michel Barnier confirmed in a speech(...)

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