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Official Secrets: Keira Knightley plays Katharine Gun in the new film. Photograph: Classified Films Ltd

Have you ever wondered who’d play you in a film? I had, occasionally, until the day I got the answer. In spring 2018, a message pinged on to my phone (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaks during the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 in New York on Monday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The move announced by the Taoiseach to ringfence future carbon tax revenues to directly fund climate actions and to support those worst affected by ri(...)

 The opening of the special United Nations climate summit in New York attended by more that 100 global leaders. photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The climate emergency “is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win”, the UN general secretary Antonio Guterres said at the opening of the spe(...)

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard helicopter  hovers around the detained tanker Stena Impero in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran, on  July 21st. Photograph: Hasan Shirvani

Iran has said it is set to release the British-flagged tanker whose seizure by the Islamic republic more than two months ago sparked a crisis over ene(...)

US president Donald Trump: appears to admit he questioned the Ukrainian president about corruption allegations involving Hunter Biden. Photograph: Saul Loeb

US president Donald Trump hit out at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Monday, claiming that if a Republican had said or done what Mr Biden(...)

As usual at the UN general assembly, the most significant moments will occur not in the cavernous chamber itself, where leaders will deliver scripted remarks to a sparse audience, but in the hundreds of sideline meetings and chance encounters where the real business is often done. Photograph: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

The United Nations has faced many challenges since its foundation in 1945, but never have so many of its most powerful members set themselves so force(...)

Migrant shave  outside at the Vucjak migrants and refugees camp, in the outskirts of the city of Bihac, in  Bosnia. Photograph:  Elvis Barukcic

“This is jungle life,” says Wasim, a Pakistani who is among hundreds of migrants staying in a makeshift camp in northwestern Bosnia, from where they s(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani leaving Tehran to attend the UN General Assembly summit in New York on Monday. Handout photograph: EPA

Yemen’s Houthi rebels and Iran have seized the political initiative ahead of debates in the UN General Assembly on Tuesday in New York. The Houthis ha(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  has hit back at reports suggesting that the State will come under pressure from larger EU countries to change its stance on Brexit. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejected reports Ireland will come under pressure from larger EU countries to change its stance over Brexit, warning that h(...)

Ireland is to phase out oil exploration off coast.

The Government is to phase out oil exploration off the coast of Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced. Speaking ahead of Monday’s climate sum(...)

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