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Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said security threats had not diminished ph: Johanna Geron/Pool/EPA

The European Union will work closely with Nato and should take “more responsibility” for its own security in an era of deepening global instability, t(...)

Participants hold Georgian national flags during an opposition rally in support of Georgian opposition leader Nika Melia in front of Georgia’s government building in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/ EPA

When the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, makes his scheduled visit to Tbilisi next month it will not be plain sailing. The deterior(...)

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko attends the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly in Minsk on Thursday. Photograph: Maxim Guchek/Pool/EPA

Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko has accused opposition protesters and western powers of launching a “blitzkrieg” against his country, as he (...)

Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny have urged Britain to sanction powerful associates of Russian president Vladimir Putin, and announced a(...)

Hagia Sophia in Istanbul: Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s diktat  last year the former basilica of Hagia Sophia – arguably the heart of Orthodox Christendom – should become a mosque provoked international outrage.

This year Greece begins a series of commemorations, similar to those ongoing in Ireland: from the bicentenary of the war of independence from the Otto(...)

Like journalists across Belfast, DUP representatives were hearing one message from loyalists: this was the final straw. Then, sensationally, the EU triggered article 16 itself. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Detailed accounts have been written of the madness that gripped Brussels last Friday in the hours before it tried to trigger article 16. Parallel eve(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin rejected Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster’s view the EU’s plan to activate article 16 of the protocal was an act of hostility towards Northern Ireland. File photograph: Julien Behal

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said it would be a “hugely retrograde step” if the Northern Ireland protocol was undermined after briefly becoming “colla(...)

 Republican senator from Kentucky Rand Paul argued that holding an impeachment trial after a president is no longer in office is not constitutional.  Photograph: EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo

The prospect that Donald Trump will be convicted in his impeachment trial receded on Tuesday after 45 Republicans objected to the constitutionality of(...)

US President Joe Biden’s immediate decisions to rejoin the World Heath Organisation and the Paris climate accord are important indicators of his foreign policy. Photograph:  EPA/Ken Cedeno

The strong mutual desire in Europe and the United States to reset transatlantic relations as the Biden administration takes over from Donald Trump set(...)

Angela Merkel:  Germany’s chancellor had strained relations with  outgoing US president, Donald Trump.  Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

Europe reacted to the end of the Trump era with undisguised relief and high hopes that the inauguration of Joe Biden as US president spells the end of(...)

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