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Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko: has welcomed US administration for its “uncompromising position”.  Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Ukraine and its European allies have welcomed a US pledge never to recognise Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea, while Russia mocked Washington for li(...)

Peter Carrington: he served as secretary general of Nato from 1984 to 1988.  Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty

Lord Peter Carrington Born: June 6th, 1919 Died: July 9th, 2018 Peter Carrington, who has died aged 99, was the last surviving member of Sir Winsto(...)

Pipe sections for  Nord Stream 2: Gazprom  plans to open the taps at the Russian end of the 1,200km-long pipeline in late 2019. Photograph: Jens Köhler/ullstein bild via Getty Images

Lubmin is a picturesque resort on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast that boasts a long stretch of sandy beach bordered by soft dunes and a lush pine forest. (...)

The front pages of Russia’s main newspapers the day after the summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s political and media establishment heralded talks between the Russian and US leaders in Helsinki as a victory for Vladimir Putin in breaking d(...)

Yes to Europe: Britain knew its decision to join Common Market was a profound moment. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty

How many people have read last week’s British government White Paper on the UK’s future relationship with the European Union? It is, after all, both a(...)

Paul Pogba: “I think his personality is his biggest quality – the hairstyles, the emoji,” said Phil Neville on being asked what is Pogba’s greatest quality. Photograp: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

“They talked about him having 650 pairs of shoes - he can’t be right upstairs.” - Roy Keane reckoning Jerome Boateng’s footwear fetish explained why h(...)

Official opening of Patrice Lumumba Square in Brussels, named in honour of late Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba, with an effigy of Lumumba. Photograph: Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP/Getty

“You killed Lumumba,” she roared at the Belgian officials on the platform, before being escorted away by the police. The music and speeches resumed. (...)

Christopher Walken plays Russian roulette. The scenes are arguably Michael Cimino’s most impactful contribution to cinema

John Milius, screenwriter of Apocalypse Now and director of Conan the Barbarian, once claimed that “the Vietnam veteran – because he lost the most, be(...)

Ireland’s 2001-2002 membership of the UN Security Council, dominated by the response to the 9/11 attacks, was the last time Ireland held one of its 10 non-permanent seats.

Richard Ryan, Ireland’s permanent representative at the United Nations, was preparing for the second week of the Irish month-long presidency of the UN(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar   in Brussels last week. He will be attending a series of events in New York on Monday marking the formal launch of Ireland’s bid for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council.  Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Winning a seat on the UN Security Council would place Ireland “at the heart of UN decision-making on international peace, security and development,” T(...)

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