A Serbian policeman stands in front of the bodies of ethnic Albanian rebels from the KLA-Kosovo Liberation Army in the village of Rogovo,  80km (50 miles) southwest of Pristina, in  1999. Photograph: Dudas Szabolcs/AP

A new international court, funded by the European Union, is expected to begin hearings in the Netherlands as (...)

American support for Israel

Sir, – In his response to Eamonn McCann’s column on US support of Israel, Dermot Meleady (April 12th) asserts that the term “occupied territori(...)

Workers butcher a Baird’s beaked whale at Wada port in Minamiboso, southeast of Tokyo. File Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Japan has cancelled this year’s whale hunt off Antarctica just days after an international court ruled against the killings. Prime Minis(...)

Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru No 3 sprays water cannons at anti-whaling Sea Shepherd activists in a dinghy  in the Southern Ocean in February 2011. The International Court of Justice has said no further scientific whaling licences should be issued. Photograph: Gary Stokes/Sea Shepherd/Reuters

Judges at the highest UN court today ordered Japan to halt whaling in the Antarctic - rejecting the country’s argument that the catch was for (...)

US secretary of state John Kerry with Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat after a meeting in Ramallah earlier this month. Photograph: Reuters

The Palestine Liberation Organisation, representing the Palestinians, has engaged deeply and with goodwill in a process that has been going on for 20 (...)

President  Higgins and Costa Rica’s president Laura Chinchilla  walk to a joint news conference at the Presidential house in San Jose on October 28th. Mr Higgins largely steered clear of contentious political issues during his Latin American tour. Photograph: Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters

It was a shame President Michael D Higgins wasn’t able to make Nicaragua the fourth stop on his tour of Latin America this week along with Mexico, El (...)

Classic rock
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  • August 19, 2013, 01:00

The latest spat between the UK and Spain over Gibraltar is one of those political hardy annuals that springs up in the fertile ground of the summer do(...)

The Leaving Certificate

‘For education has not to do with the manufacture of things, but with fostering the growth of things. And the conditions we should strive to bring abo(...)

Israeli soldiers evicted several hundred Bedouins from a village in the occupied West Bank today after the army declared the area a live-fire t(...)

A protester waves a Palestinian flag in front of the Jewish settlement of Ofra during clashes near the West Bank village of Deir Jarir near Ramallah. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse about 500 Palestinian villagers marching toward a Jewish settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank yesterday. Photograph: Mohamed Torokman/Reuters

A Catholic monastery and convent in a secluded valley outside Bethlehem has lost a seven-year legal battle against the building of Israel’s se(...)

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