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Protester holds flare as Serbian police fires tear gas in front of the National Assembly building in Belgrade. Photograph: Andrej Isakovic/AFP

Serbian police said 23 people were detained and scores of police officers and demonstrators injured in clashes that erupted after the country’s presid(...)

Harvard University: Many American universities have already announced plans to move online for the 2020-2021 academic year, including Harvard  in Massachusetts.  Photograph: Cassandra Klos/The New York Times

The Trump administration has continued its clampdown on immigration, ordering international students whose classes have switched online because of cor(...)

Nicholas Burns: ‘Ireland has historically had a close relationship, trade and investment ties with the United States, and the United States puts a lot of trust in Dublin’

Ireland can be a bridge between the United States and the European Union following the exit of Britain from the bloc, the former US ambassador to Nato(...)

 Hong Kong riot police issue a warning as they try to clear away people gathered in the Central district of Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images

Hong Kong riot police fired pepper-ball rounds and arrested more than 300 people on Wednesday, as thousands of protesters took to the streets to oppos(...)

A pro-Tibetan vigil  with pictures of  Gedhun Choekyi Nyima  outside the Chinese consulate in Barcelona, Spain. Groups have renewed calls on China to free the Tibetan identified  as the Panchen Lama. Photograph:   Getty Images

On the 25th anniversary of the abduction of the six-year-old Panchen Lama there have been widespread calls from the international Tibetan community an(...)

Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido during a plenary session of the National Assembly at the San Antonio municipal theatre in San Antonio de Los Altos, south of Caracas. Photograph: Federico Parra/AFP/Getty

A bungled armed raid last week targeting Venezuela leader Nicolas Maduro appears to have backfired badly, seriously undermining the political legitima(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo: Israeli visit is his first international trip since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo will make his first international trip since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic when he visits Israel on Wedne(...)

 The Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. It  was previously administered by the Philippines before being claimed by China in 2012. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

Concerns are growing across Asia and in Washington that Beijing is intent on pushing its presence in the energy-rich and disputed South China Sea whil(...)

US plans to open a consulate in Greenland’s capital, Nuuk, this year. Photograph: Reuters/Alister Doyle/File Photo

Last August Donald Trump astonished the world by announcing his intention to buy Greenland. “Essentially it’s a large real estate deal,” the US presid(...)

William Howard Russell, the Dublin-born war correspondent, photographed in Crimea by Roger Fenton.

His epitaph in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral in London states: “The first and greatest war correspondent”. And while William Howard Russell, an Iri(...)

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