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Ministers will be asked, among other things, to reinforce our message on Brexit, Northern Ireland and the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 30 Ministers, the Attorney General and chairperson of the Dáil and Seanad will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day. Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

Pro-government demonstrators hold banners during a march in the central Iranian city of Isfahan on Thursday. Photograph:  Morteza Salehi/AFP/Getty Images

Iran’s army chief declared on Thursday that police had already quelled anti-government unrest that has killed 21 people but that his troops were ready(...)

 The ‘Lighthouse Winmore’, a Hong Kong-flagged vessel suspected of transferring oil to North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions. South Korea has seized the vessel. File photograph:   Iwan Afwan/MarineTraffic/The New York Times

Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senio(...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson said on Friday that Russia had “not successfully” interfered in British elections, during a tense press confer(...)

 US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley:  “The United States will remember this day when it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly.” Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly backed a measure critical of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the cap(...)

Palestinian protesters gather beside  a heap of barbed wire and  burning tyres during clashes with Israeli forces near the Israel-Gaza border east of the southern Gaza strip city of Khan Younis.  Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the US embassy in Bei(...)

A Palestinian seeks cover during clashes at Huwwara checkpoint, near the West Bank City of Nablus. Clashes erupted after an announcement of a general strike and day of rage in protest at US president Donald  Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s Muslims have condemned in unequivocal terms the decision of US president Donald Trump to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jeru(...)

A US Air Force F-22 Raptor fighter jet touching down at Gwangju Air Base in  South Korea ahead of a large scale  military  exercise. Photograph: US Air Force via Getty Images

South Korea and the US have begun their biggest ever air force drill, mobilising hundreds of warplanes including two dozen Stealth bombers, just a wee(...)

US president Donald Trump: fired Michael  Flynn 24 days into his White House appointment, citing the fact that Mr Flynn had lied about the conversations to vice-president Mike Pence. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump lashed out at the Department of Justice on Saturday night, alleging it had mishandled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private em(...)

Former US national security adviser Michael Flynn departs a Washington court on Friday after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia’s ambassador to the United States. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The guilty plea entered on Friday by Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has raised critical new questions not only about (...)

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