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Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk holds a news conference during a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Crimea’s parliament has voted to join Russia and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the dec(...)

Adults should eat less than the equivalent of 6 teaspoons of sugar a day if they are to avoid health risks such as weight gain and tooth decay, WHO said.

Adults should eat less than the equivalent of 6 teaspoons of sugar a day if they are to avoid health risks such as weight gain and tooth decay(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks about the situation in Ukraine during his meeting with journalists at the Novo-Ogaryovo presidential residence outside Moscow, Russia. Photograph:
Alexey Nikolsky/EPA

Russia said it had successfully test-fired an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) today, with tensions high over its seizure of control i(...)

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen described the situation in Ukraine as “dangerous”. Photograph: EPA/Julien Warnand

European foreign ministers will consider imposing targeted asset freezes on Russia at an emergency mee(...)

A Russian flag behind an armed servicemen on top of a Russian army vehicle outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava today. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Ukraine has asked Nato to look at all possible ways to help it protect its territorial integrity, foreign minister Sergei Deshchiritsya said to(...)

A controversial bill that introduces lengthy prison sentences for people who engage in homosexual acts was signed into law by Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni earlier this week. Photograph: Ronald Kabuubi/EPA

The World Bank has halted a $90 million (€65 million) loan to Uganda over its anti-gay law that has drawn widespread criticism from Western gov(...)

Aoibheann O’Brien and Iseult Ward, co-founders of FoodCloud, a company trying to minimise food waste by supermarkets and other retailers. Aoibheann is pictured with a donation basket from Tesco in Ringsend, Dublin, while Iseult displays the company’s phone app. photograph: dave meehan

According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, world food production will need to increase by 60 per cent in (...)

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will report back to the council in 30 days on the implementation of the resolution. Photograph: David Goldman/Getty Images

The UN Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution to boost humanitarian access in Syria that threatens to take “further steps” in (...)

An Aer Corps helicopter lands to extract an injured soldier during an excercise in which 129 Defence Forces soldiers from the 44 Infantry Group entered the final phase of intense training in preparation for their forthcoming deployment to the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force, (UNDOF) based in the Golan Heights region of Syria. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The situation in Syria facing a new deployment of Irish troops travelling there in coming weeks is volatile and can worsen at any time and wit(...)

Hitting the Wall yet? Runners compete in the Great Wall marathon at Huangyaguan (Yellow Cliff Pass) Great Wall of China in Tianjin. The race is regarded as one of the most challenging marathons in the world. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

Had you so wished, you could have run a marathon through the Gaza Strip which, at 41km long, is almost perfectly marathon-proportioned. That wa(...)

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