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An injured Ukrainian serviceman inside the Azovstal iron and steel works  in eastern Mariupol: Negotiations are under way for a prisoner swap with Russia. Photograph: Dmytro ‘Orest’ Kozatskyi

Russian forces pounded areas in Ukraine’s east on Thursday, including the last pocket of resistance in besieged Mariupol, as a war that is redrawing E(...)

Russian servicemen and Red Cross volunteers escorting civilians who were evacuated from Azovstal, in Mariupol, to buses. Photograph: EPA/Russian Defence Ministry

All women, children and elderly civilians have been evacuated from the Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister said on Saturd(...)

Trees and apartments are damaged by the impact of a missile explosion in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, on May 5th amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Photograph: Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP via Getty Images

Ukraine has said a new attempt is under way on Friday to evacuate scores of civilians trapped in a heavily bombed steel works in the city of Mariupol,(...)

Austrian climate economist Gernot Wagner worries that geoengineering could create a moral hazard by encouraging politicians to give up on more conventional approaches to tackling climate change.

Controlling the world’s changing climate with the use of geoengineering is thought to be fraught with risks. Imagine a rogue actor taking control of t(...)

‘One hundred and two years on from his early death, he (Terence MacSwiney) remains an inspiration and a source of great pride to us all and especially to the people of Cork,’ said Michael McGrath

Terence MacSwiney and the other revolutionary leaders, who helped to win freedom for Ireland a century ago, would have approved of the country offerin(...)

Irish ambassador to the United Nations Geraldine Byrne Nason said the move represented ‘a great day for accountability and transparency’.

Ireland has backed reforms to the operation of the system of vetoes which can be applied by any of the five permanent members of the United Nations Se(...)

Kim Jong-un watches a military parade to mark the 90th anniversary of North Korea’s army at the Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang on  Monday. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has pledged to speed up development of his country’s nuclear arsenal while overseeing a huge military parade that disp(...)

A woman weeps while observing Orthodox Easter at the Church of St. Andrew on Sunday in Bucha, Ukraine. The church grounds were the site of mass graves of people killed during the Russian occupation of the town. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Evidence of war crimes in Ukraine abounds. Abandoned bodies, hands tied behind their backs, were found on the streets of Bucha. Hundreds of dead child(...)

 Violence at al-Aqsa mosque   erupted despite Israel having suspended Jewish visits during the last 10 days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Photograph: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty

Israeli police in riot gear clashed with Palestinians in al-Aqsa mosque compound on Friday morning after youths threw stones at the gate where officer(...)

Ireland’s Ambassador to the UN Geraldine Byrne Nason: Ukraine and Russia were ‘critical’ to global food systems. File photograph: The Irish Times

About 47 million additional people may experience acute hunger in 2022 as a result of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, Ireland has told the United Nati(...)

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