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James Ryan is looking forward to being back on a rugby field. Photograph: Inpho

Paul O’Connell reckons more seasoned players will reap the biggest benefits from this extended break. Players in their late 20s and 30s, who’ve been o(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin watches honour guards of the Presidential Regiment marching to mark the 75th anniversary of  victory over Nazi Germany in the second World War, in Sobornaya Square at Moscow’s Kremlin.  Photograph: Alexey Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP/Getty

President Vladimir Putin told Russians on Saturday they are invincible when they stand together, as he presided over celebrations of victory in the se(...)

Then Irish Times editor RM Smyllie  got his revenge on the Irish government censors by rearranging the front page of the newspaper to make a V for victory sign.

At 1.25pm on May 7th, 1945 Germany surrendered to the Allies in the town of Rheims in France, the headquarters of Allied supreme commander Dwight D Ei(...)

A woman walks past a portrait of Chinese president Xi Jinping in Shanghai. Photograph: Aly Song/File Photo/Reuters

It is difficult to know the future implications of a moment in history while you are still living through it. But one of the most striking indication(...)

 Yuli Edelstein: adjourned parliament until Monday.  Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP via Getty

The speaker of Israel’s parliament, an ally of prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, resigned on Wednesday, sharpening a battle with the supreme court ov(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg speaks to supporters at a rally in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 20th. Photograph: George Frey/Getty Images.

When voters in Nevada choose their candidate to become the Democratic nominee for president on Saturday at caucus sites across the state, one presiden(...)

National Security Council Ukraine expert Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman who was ousted from his White House job  after testifying in Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Lt Col Alexander Vindman, who defied Donald Trump to deliver public testimony during the president’s impeachment inquiry, was removed from his White H(...)

 Security personnel wearing masks walk in central Beijing. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Disclosure is the best vaccine. This is a comment that has been popping up a lot online over the past two weeks in China as hundreds of millions rema(...)

'In the ultimate irony, Brexit has ceased to be a release from the EU and has become a release from itself.' Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

In the 1960s, at the dawn of New Age hippydom, posters and badges sprouted in dayglo colours with the slogan: “Today is the first day of the rest of y(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Analysts say he wants to secure a political future for himself and Russia when he is constitutionally mandated to step down in 2024. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/Sputnik/ Government pool via AP

Vladimir Putin has announced the most sweeping political changes in Russia in almost three decades. The constitution will change in a way that could s(...)

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