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Ireland ranked 26th of 195 countries in the 2017 edition of the UN International Telecommunication Union’s Global Cybersecurity index.

How does Ireland fare on the cybersecurity front? It depends on who you ask. According to the 2017 edition of the UN International Telecommunicatio(...)

Mette Frederiksen of the Danish Social Democrats: has agreed to reverse some of the strict immigration curbs adopted by the outgoing centre-right government. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

Mette Frederiksen is to become Denmark’s youngest prime minister after her Social Democratic party agreed to soften its anti-immigration stance and fo(...)

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at a meeting with Iranian judiciary officials in Tehran, Iran, on Wednesday. Photograph: Iran government handout/EPA

The latest round of US sanctions on senior Iranian figures could finish off the remote possibility of talks between Tehran and Washington. Experts a(...)

Detained migrants  protest at Zintan detention centre in May 2019. Detainees were seeking for better conditions and wanted action to prevent further  deaths.

More than 80 per cent of refugees and migrants locked up in one Libyan detention centre may have tuberculosis due to overcrowding and poor conditions,(...)

 Hessah Alajaji in her car hours before Saudi Arabia’s ban on women drivers official lifted, in Riyadh on  June 24th, 2018. Photograph: Tasneem Alsultan/The New York Times

Saudi Arabia granted women the right to drive one year ago, a historic move that cracked open a window to new freedoms for women who have long lived u(...)

This year’s elections have led to a three-way split in the European Parliament, with none of the “spitzenkandidat” able to achieve a parliamentary majority. File photograph: Getty

Top jobs – the rules and the traditions Every five years, at the beginning of a new term of the European Parliament, the European Council, which is m(...)

UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet and president of the Human Rights Council Coly Seck in Geneva on Monday. Photograph: Magali Girardin/EPA

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has said that 55,000 captured Islamic State fighters, including foreigners, and their families detained in Syr(...)

 A protester  with  a  picture of  Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Photograph:  Reuters/Osman Orsal

US president Donald Trump has dismissed a United Nations request for the FBI to investigate the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, su(...)

US national security adviser John Bolton. Photograph: Abayov/Pool via Reuters

The United States will unveil new sanctions on Iran as early as Monday, US national security adviser John Bolton has said, warning that Iran should no(...)

In black and white: ‘I do not think an idea has ever crossed Donald Trump’s mind. This is elemental,’ Michael Wolff says. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

When we look back on the strange period known as the Trump presidency, we will have no shortage of eyewitnesses on which to draw, from the deeply sour(...)

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