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Members of the Joint Investigation Team with part of the Buk  rocket that was fired on flight MH17 in 2014.  Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images

In a significant step towards laying the blame for the shooting-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the door of the Russian state, international (...)

Police near a forensic tent where Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found  unconscious. Photograph: Getty

British counter-terrorism police have taken over the investigation into the suspected poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter, as (...)

President Douglas Hyde and Polish consul Waclaw Dobrzynski at the match between Ireland and Poland in 1938

One of the more interesting guests of the nation during Free State Ireland’s formative years was a man named Waclaw Dobrzynski. He came here first as (...)

Flora Sandes (right) - probably the first woman ever honoured with a commission as a combatant officer in a European army.  Photograph: City of Vancouver Archives

It might be stretching things to say that Flora Sandes was Irish, even in this month, when associate membership of the club is thrown open to all-come(...)

Leaflets of an anti-British character found: Countess Constance Markievicz in Irish Citizen Army uniform

January 28th, 1916 The House of Commons was told that a raid had been conducted on the home of Countess Markievicz on January 22nd under a warrant iss(...)

Liudas Vaisvilas, with an address at Glenveagh Court, Letterkenny, Co Donegal pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal to sexual assault at Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport on April 10th,2014.

A former Russian Special Forces soldier who said he was suffering flashbacks when he wrestled a teenage girl to the ground and sexually assaulted her (...)

A tank of pro-Russian separatists on the road from Donetsk to Novoazovsk, Mariupol district, in Ukraine  on Tuesday. A ceasefire deal for the country is in limbo after international talks only highlighted disagreement over the plan. Photograph: Andrey Borodulin/AFP/Getty Images

A ceasefire deal for Ukraine is in limbo after international talks only highlighted disagreement over the plan, and Washington accused Moscow of lyin(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers a speech at the 9th Congress of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia in Sochi on February 7th, 2015. Photograph: Aleksey Nikolskyi/AFP/Getty Images

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond accused Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday of acting like a “tyrant” over Ukraine, but said Kiev’s fo(...)

Smoke rises near the traffic control tower of the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport damaged by shelling during fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, today. Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Nato has said it saw columns of Russian troops and military equipment entering Ukraine this week, supporting allegations by Kiev that the nation’s eas(...)

Cars drive past an election information board in Yasynuvata, Donetsk region, which reads: “Donbass decides. November 2. Electing government of people!” Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

The Ukrainian soldier hands back the passports and waves the car out of the checkpoint.“We’re taking down details of people of heading east,” he expla(...)

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