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Colombian president Ivan Duque and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Cartagena on Wednesday. Photograph:  Nicolas Galeano/handout/EPA

The United States is deeply concerned about an increase in coca cultivation in Colombia, secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, but will wo(...)

“We think this legislation is not sound, it is not enforceable, and therefore I can’t support it,” Simon Coveney said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Independent Alliance may be given a free vote on a Bill banning the importation or sale of goods or services from settlements condemned by the Uni(...)

Point opposition candidate for the DRC presidential election Martin Fayulu at a news conference in Kinshasa. Photograph: Stefan Kleinowitz/EPA

Democratic Republic of Congo’s government cut internet connections and SMS services across the country for a second straight day on Tuesday as the cou(...)

Travellers wait at the train station in Kauniainen, Finland. Photograph: Lena Mucha/The New York Times

Jan Mattlin was having what counts as a bad day in Kauniainen. He had driven to the town’s train station and found nowhere to park. Mildly piqued, he (...)

Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Congolese main opposition party, the Union for Democracy and Social Progress, casts his ballot at a polling station in Kinshasa. Photograph: Olivia Acland/Reuters

The Democratic Republic of Congo voted on Sunday for a successor to long-serving President Joseph Kabila after a tense campaign the opposition said wa(...)

At present, there are 650 personnel serving abroad, the bulk of them (462) deployed with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 1,700 members of the Defence Forces served in United Nations and Irish Government-mandated operations in 14 countries around the world in 2018,(...)

This December  15th, 2018, photograph, shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, a daughter of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, with Mary Robinson. Photograph: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation via AP

Former president Mary Robinson has described the Emirati princess who went missing earlier this year as a “troubled” and “vulernable” young woman who (...)

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Ireland’s first involvement in a United Nations overseas mission, when a small team were deployed to Lebanon in 1958. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for State with responsibility for defence Paul Kehoe has paid tribute to members of the Defence Forces serving overseas on peacekeeping missi(...)

Delegates at the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, last week.  Photograph: Marek Zimny/EPA

Scientists warning about the dangers of climate change are creating a sense of “planetary emergency without giving rigorous scientific reasons”, a wel(...)

The Republic was previously ranked first in the world to do business back in 2013 but its performance has declined in the years since

The Republic remains one of the best countries in the world in which to do business but has recorded a decline over the last year, according to the la(...)

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