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A general view of clashes at Independence Square in Kiev today where  Ukrainian riot police charged protesters occupying the central  square this morning. Photograph: Vasily Fedonsenko/Reuters.

The United States and Nato have warned Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich not to involve the military in his country’s spiralling crisis, after (...)

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(...)

Anti-government protesters attend a rally in Kiev today. Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovich has said he will not use force to clear the streets and may challenge his opponents to early elections if they fail to compromise, according to reported comments by a political ally. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said sanctions should be used as a threat against Ukraine’s government unless it finds a politi(...)

Ukraine’s foreign minister Leonid Kozhara (L) and head of the Ukrainian UDAR (Punch) party Vitali Klitschko attend the annual Munich Security Conference today. Photograph: Reuters

The United States and Europe exchanged angry words with Russia today in a tug-of-war over Ukraine, with US, EU and Nato leaders saying Moscow must not(...)

A masked protester poses for pictures on the barricade during ongoing protests in Kiev today. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

Ukraine’s embattled president Viktor Yanukovich is taking sick leave as the country’s political crisis continues with no sign of a solution. A stateme(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin visits Brussels today, less than two months after the European Union strongly criticised Russia for interfering in the affairs of Ukraine. Photograph: Aleksey Nikolskyi/Epa

Vladimir Putin visits Brussels today, less than two months after the European Union strongly criticised Russia for interfering in the affairs of Ukrai(...)

Pro-European integration protesters gather at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Protesters headed back to the barricades in Kiev last night after talks between Ukraine’s opposition leaders and President Viktor Yanukovich delivered(...)

David O’Sullivan: considered to  be one of the EU’s most senior civil servants

Irishman David O’Sullivan is set to be appointed the next EU ambassador to Washington. Mr O’Sullivan (60), the top official at the EU’s foreign(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore: discussing deteriorating situation in Central African Republic in Brussels today. Photograph: Eric Luke

The European Union will decide today on whether to send up to 1,000 troops to the Central African Republic, in what would be the first new military mi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives for the second day of the European heads of states summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Julien Warnand

The European Union’s commitment to strengthening its common security and defence policy (CSDP) does not affect Ireland’s policy of nonalignment in any(...)

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