US assistant secretary of state Victoria Nuland apologised to EU colleagues over contents of hacked telephone call. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The top US diplomat in Europe has privately apologised for an obscene remark about the European Union, a comment the German chancellor Angela Merkel d(...)

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich greets US assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs Victoria Nuland during their meeting in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Mykhailo Markiv

The highest-ranking US diplomat in Europe has been caught on recorded telephone call with a US ambassador saying “F*** the EU.”In the recording, leake(...)

Protesters outside the Russian embassy in Dublin yesterday seeking to show solidarity with Russia’s LGBTQ community. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gay rights activists braved the harsh weather to protest outside the Russian embassy in Dublin yesterday, ahead of the start of the Winter Olympics in(...)

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure has demanded Uefa take action over racist chanting in Moscow.

Yaya Toure has called on Uefa to take tough action against CSKA Moscow, including the possibility of closing their stadium for a couple of years, afte(...)

Feargal Quinn: said there was an anomaly whereby young people who had no choice but to go abroad in search of work were treated as “foreigners’’ after returning

The case of an Irish emigrant who was classed as a “foreigner’’ when he returned to pursue an academic course was highlighted yesterday by Feargal Qu(...)

An activist at  Whitehall near the junction with Downing Street yesterday during an event organised by the Stop the War Coalition to protest against  potential UK involvement in an  attack on Syria.  Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

If the United States attacks Syria, it will be the first time it strikes a country that is capable of waging retaliatory cyberspace attacks on US tar(...)

Bolivian President Evo Morales waves from his plane before leaving the Vienna International Airport today: Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Heads of state in the South American bloc Unasur today strenuously rejected the diversion of Bolivian president Evo Morales’s aircract in Europe due t(...)

Alexander Litvinenko, 43, was poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 while drinking tea at the Millennium Hotel in London’s Grosvenor Square in 2006. Photograph: PA.

The widow of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko tonight accused a coroner of abandoning “his search for the truth about Russian state responsibi(...)

A picture of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky is seen on his grave in the Preobrazhensky cemetery in Moscow

An Oireachtas committee has backed down from sanctioning Russian officials involved in the death of a lawyer there. A motion to list officials (...)

People gather at a makeshift memorial in Copley Square, near the site of the Boston Marathon bombings yesterday in Boston, Massachusetts. Photographs: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin said today that the Boston bombings showed the need for Russia and the United States to work more closely on s(...)

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