Catherine Ashton

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Irish troops on patrol with Kfor, the peace enforcing mission in Kosovo. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Off the coast of Somalia, men and women from across Europe are proving the old adage that no news can be good news. Stories of piracy used to make fro(...)

Pro-EU protesters set up a barricade in downtown Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych “intends to sign” the far-reaching trade and co-operation agreement with the European Union that he rejected only (...)

Pro-EU protesters face off with riot police as they defend a barricade at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, early this morning.  Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Dawn broke over an extraordinary stand-off in Kiev today, as thousands of Ukrainian anti-government protesters resisted riot police efforts to drive t(...)

A protester hammers at a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin as others gather around after it was toppled during a pro-European protest in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Sergey Dolzhenko

Ukrainian protesters toppled a statue of the Soviet Union’s founder Vladimir Lenin in Kiev last night, aiming a symbolic blow at Russia during huge pr(...)

Activists hold European Union and Ukrainian flags during a meeting to support EU integration at European Square in Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Sergei Chuzavkov/AP

Amid the dense, 177-page coalition agreement hammered out by Germany’s two largest parties in the early hours of yesterday morning, one detail in part(...)

“I’m old enough to remember when leisure was a good thing. In fact we were going to have more of it.”

My name is Fintan and I am not a workaholic. I was on radio last week with Seán O’Rourke and as the interview was winding down he threw in a typically(...)

Us secretary of state John Kerry will travel to Geneva to join talks on Iran’s nuclear programme, the State Department said today, as Tehran and six w(...)

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych addresses deputies during a new session of the parliament in Kiev. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuter

Ukraine has suspended negotiations with the European Union on a landmark political and trade agreement, dashing hopes that an association agreement be(...)

Undated family handout photo of Ibrihim Halawa with sisters Fatima, Omaima and Somaia.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has said the Irish embassy in Cairo is in constant contact with the family and representatives of Ebraheem (...)

British foreign secretary William Hague addresses the media outside the Intercontinental hotel on the third day of closed-door nuclear talks with Iran in Geneva. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Iran and six world powers remain divided on the third day of negotiations on Tehran’s disputed nuclear programme, a senior Iranian negotiator said to(...)

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