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David O’Sullivan will take up his post later in the year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The appointment of Irishman David O’Sullivan as EU ambassador to the United States will be announced early next week, the Irish Times understan(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (centre) and EU high representative Catherine Ashton leave the stage after speaking to the media following a quadrilateral meeting in Geneva  yesterday between representatives of the US, Ukraine, Russia and the EU about the ongoing situation in Ukraine. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Bourg

After months of fruitless diplomacy and missed exit ramps, Moscow and Kiev took a step towards each other yesterday by committing to end tensions i(...)

Pro-Russian men gather around a fire at a barricade near the police headquarters in Slaviansk yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Gleb Garanich

EU foreign ministers will convene in Luxembourg today to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, as violence flared in(...)

British foreign secretary William Hague: ‘Europe must not relax in preparing the third sphere of sanctions,’ he said. Photograph: EPA/Simela Pantzartzi

EU foreign ministers meeting in Athens yesterday called on Russia to withdraw its troops (...)

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(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov before their meeting at the Russian Ambassador’s residence in Paris. Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/Pool /Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov are meeting in Paris for talks seeking to hammer out the framework of a(...)

Ukrainian school girls painting slogans for peace on Independence Square in Kiev earlier this week. A memorial ceremony for about 100 protesters who were killed in and around the square in the final days of president Viktor Yanukovich’s rule takes place on Sunday. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

For months now, an army surplus tent has been their home, and a split log the place they sit and smoke, as history unfolds in their backyard – (...)

Ukrainians living in Belgium at a protest against Russia’s incursion into Crimea, outside the meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The US and European Union yesterday stepped up their response to the Russian incursion into Ukraine, imposing(...)

Palestinian medics tend to a man whom they said was wounded in an Israeli air strike, at a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on March 13th, 2014. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

A fragile ceasefire came into effect on Thursday after the most serious flare-up in violence along the Gaza border since the second Gaza war in 201(...)

European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton arrives for a joint press conference with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photograph: Bedin Taherkenareh

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has met with top officials in Tehran to try to build on momentum in nuclear talks with Ira(...)

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