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British prime minister Boris Johnson speaking during the first day of a debate on the queen’s speech, in the House of Commons on Tuesday. Photograph: Jessica Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

The UK government will offer a conditional rather than a blanket amnesty under amended plans to deal with the legacy of the Troubles, it announced on (...)

 Delegates sit in the plenum of the Ukraine Security Consultative Group meeting at Ramstein air base, Germany. Photograph:  Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

Germany announced it would deliver heavy weapons to Ukraine for the first time in a policy shift as western allies pledged to beef-up support for Kyiv(...)

Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace have both featured prominently on Russian and Chinese state-run media in recent months. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace have long been fierce critics of Nato and what they have frequently characterised as the militaristic imperiali(...)

A man pushes his bike through debris and destroyed Russian military vehicles on a street in Bucha, Ukraine. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Russia was suspended from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday over allegations of war crimes by the Kremlin’s troops in Ukraine. (...)

The European Parliament has voted by an overwhelming majority to approve an EU rule change to ensure medicines can continue to flow into Northern Ireland seamlessly from Britain. File photograph: PA Wire

The European Parliament has voted by an overwhelming majority to approve an EU rule change to ensure medicines can continue to flow into Northern Irel(...)

Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s address to a joint sitting of the Oireachtas was the first given by the leader of a country under attack by another country, with parts of its territory under occupation. Photograph: Oireachtas TV/PA

There was no pomp, no ceremony, no frills. Just a guy on a television screen wearing green fatigues delivering a message that was stark and direct and(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen delivers a speech during a debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, April 6th 2022. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA

“We all saw the gruesome pictures from Bucha and other areas from which Russian troops have recently left. These atrocities cannot and will not be lef(...)

Bodies were discovered strewn across streets in Bucha in the wake of a pullback by Kremlin troops. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Ukraine accused Russian forces of a massacre of civilians on the outskirts of Kyiv after discovering bodies left strewn across streets in the wake of(...)

Pensions policy remains such a politically volatile area that even amid the praise for the new auto-enrolment scheme, there is risk. Photograph: iStock

Pensions policy – or, more specifically, the lack of a policy on auto-enrolment – has been an open sore for years. The idea of sorting out an auto-en(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

A complete shutdown of Russia’s gas supply to Europe is now looming as a possibility, with G7 nations refusing Vladimir Putin’s demand to pay for Rus(...)

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