The flag of Kazakhstan. A premises for an embassy had been lined up close to Fitzwilliam Square in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

Kazakhstan, the largest and richest country in central Asia, has cancelled plans to open an embassy in Ireland due to an issue over protocol with the (...)

French nuclear safety institute IRSN said the incident  was likely to be in a nuclear fuel treatment site or centre for radioactive medicine. File photograph: Getty Images

A cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe in recent weeks indicates an unidentified nuclear incident happened at some facility in Russia or Kazakhs(...)