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Maurice Cohen (left), chair of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland, pictured with President Michael D Higgins.

Last week’s commemoration at the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz 75 years ago was “ a trul(...)

German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier lays a wreath at the World Holocaust Forum, marking 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz death camp. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has used the platform of the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem to denounce Iran as “the most anti-Semitic r(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron’s reluctance to get involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict contrasts with his energetic diplomacy on other issues. Photograph: Yoan Valat/Reuters

French president Emmanuel Macron is travelling to Jerusalem to participate in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi (...)

House sergeant at arms Paul Irving leads the seven impeachment managers to the Senate chamber of the US Capitol. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty

It was a historic day in Washington on Thursday as the 100 members of the US Senate were sworn in for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.(...)

US president Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday: ‘I will say this, we caught a total monster. We took him out. That should have happened a long time ago.’ Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

The US House of Representatives adopted a resolution limiting the US president’s powers to engage in hostilities with Iran on Thursday night, as the f(...)

 Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow in December. File photograph: Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters

Iran’s ballistic missile strikes on two Iraqi bases hosting US and Nato troops are intended to convey messages to adversaries, Iraq, and allies and to(...)

US law gives Donald Trump as president sweeping powers to attack whoever he “determines” planned, authorised, committed or aided the 9/11 attacks. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP

We are so used to egregious lies we scarcely notice them anymore. But we may be entering a new phase of official mendacity. Governments don’t usually (...)

Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23rd, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.

Columnist Jennifer O’Connell’s comment piece about Greta Thunberg is the most read Irish Times article of 2019 and the most read in the history of the(...)

Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, arrives with his associate Lev Parnas before a state funeral service for former US president George HW Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington in December 2018.  Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

On a warm summer evening last year, Lev Parnas stepped aboard a private cruise around New York Harbour for a gathering of some of Rudy Giuliani’s clos(...)

Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks as South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg listens during the Democratic presidential primary debate in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

As Washington experienced one of the most dramatic weeks of the Trump presidency with Wednesday’s impeachment, another kind of drama was unfolding on (...)

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