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To succeed, the Europeans must persuade Donald Trump to ignore the hawks around his administration who believe that even more brutal sanctions can topple the Iranian regime. Photograph: Omer Messinger

In triggering the dispute resolution mechanism of the Iran nuclear deal, Britain, France and Germany (the E3) are under no illusions about its likely (...)

 Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and the head of the country’s nuclear agency inspecting nuclear technology last April. Photograph: EPA/Iranian Presidency Office

Germany, Britain and France have triggered a dispute resolution mechanism in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in response to Tehran’s decision to lift the r(...)

The Irish Embassy in Beijing. The Department of Foreign Affairs is launching a strategy document  aimed at growing two-way trade between Ireland and the  Asia-Pacific region from €56 billion in 2018 to €100 billion by 2025

The Government is to open a third consulate in China as part of a new diplomatic and trade strategy aimed at expanding the State’s presence in the Asi(...)

 A protester places a shoe on a poster of US president Donald Trump outside the US embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Photograph: Khalid al-Mousily/Reuters

George W Bush had the chance to take him down. So did Barack Obama. But ultimately it was Donald Trump who ordered a strike that killed Qassem Suleima(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made the comments at a session of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang. Photograph: STR/Korean Central News Agency Via KNS/AFP via Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said the country is no longer obliged to maintain the suspension on testing nuclear weapons and said his country w(...)

President Donald Trump meeting with president Vladimir Putin of Russia in June, 2019. File photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin discussed the state of relations between their two countries in a phone call instigated(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a meeting with President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 28th, 2019. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

North Korea says it has successfully performed another “crucial test” at its long-range rocket launch site that would further strengthen its “reliable(...)

 UN secretary general  António Guterres at a press conference during the first day of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, Spain,  yesterday. Photograph: EPA/ZIPI

Ireland is short of where it needs to be in drastically cutting its carbon emissions, in light of a key global target set by the UN secretary general (...)

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, president of the UN General Assembly, and President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Maxwells

Moves away from multilateralism and towards countries taking action on their own is a worry, the head of the UN General Assembly has said. Tijjani M(...)

People have to feel it is safe to report a problem. The Chernobyl disaster showed the dangers of a culture of fear.

Last week I saw a woman make one of the most appalling mistakes at work I have ever seen. It happened in Official Secrets, a film based on the true s(...)

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