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Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello: said the Brussels summit aimed to establish a new relationship between Africa and the EU.

The European Union’s announcement that it is deploying 1,000 troops to the Central African Republic after months of delays topped the agenda at yes(...)

Rwanda and Srebrenica have become bywords not only for unspeakable acts of genocide, but for international passivity in the face of such crimes(...)

A Free Syrian Army trainer addresses  fighters as he conducts a demonstration on how to use anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons at a training camp in the northern countryside of Aleppo, Syria, yesterday. Photograph: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

At least 150,000 people have been killed in Syria’s three-year civil war, a third of them civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ha(...)

 Emer Costello: The Dublin  MEP  called for the urgent publication of the final heads of the new climate change Bill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The stark warnings of global warming in the latest UN report have drawn a neutral response fr(...)

An Israeli border policeman detains a Palestinian protestor during clashes in east Jerusalem on Saturday ahead of Land Day yesterday. Land Day, observed by Israelis, commemorates the killing by security forces of six Arabs in 1976 during protests. Photograph: Reuters\Amir Cohen

Israel failed to release a fourth batch of Palestinian prisoners over the weekend, puttin(...)

‘It is important to remember senior religious who have given and continue to give tremendous service to the poor and needy, such as Pope Francis, Venerable Nano Nagle, Venerable Catherine McAuley, Br Kevin Crowley and Sr Stanislaus Kennedy (above). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He looked astonished at an elderly religious sister nurse dressing the gaping wounds of a poor leprosy patient. “I wouldn’t do that for all the(...)

A worker prepares a security camera outside the Rijksmuseum  in Amsterdam yesterday ahead of US president Barack Obama’s visit. Obama, who will be attending the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, will visit the Rijksmuseum today. Photograph: Reuters/Cris Toala Olivares

US president Barack Obama arrived in the Netherlands for four days of meetings with European allies in a visit likely to be dominated by the cri(...)

Attendees take notes while talking to each other at a matchmaking party hosted in Tokyo. Japan’s fertility rate is among the lowest in the world and its demographic dilemma grows more urgent year by year. Photograph: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Earlier this year Japan’s government issued another alarming sign that a demographic time bomb is ticking away under the world’s third-largest (...)

A Palestinian protester throws a stone towards Israeli policemen during clashes after Friday payers in the Arab east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Ras al-Amud. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters.

A UN human rights investigator today accused Israel of “ethnic cleansing” in pushing Palestinians out of East Jerusalem and cast doubt that th(...)

Robbie the Robot is powered by rechargeable high density lithium-polymer batteries and is controlled via an iPad control interface.

A prototype robot designed by TCD researchers and engineering students for Cork teenager Joanne O’Riordan, who was born without limbs due to a (...)

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