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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (left) welcomes US President Barack Obama before the first working session of the G20 Summit in Constantine Palace in Strelna near St Petersburg, today. Photograph: REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power declared this evening that the US has has given up trying to work with the UN Security Council on S(...)

United States Secretary of State John Kerry departs after addressing the media on the Syrian situation. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Britain and the United States appeared to be on the brink of military intervention in Syria yesterday, as British prime minister David Cameron recalle(...)

Screen grab from unconfirmed video footage of an explosion in the Quebec village. Image: Anne-Julie Hallée/You Tube

Several people are missing after four tank cars of petroleum products exploded in the middle of a small town in the Canadian province of Quebec early(...)

Investment may be problematic if we “have an environment that is very, very anti-alcohol”. Photograph: Eric Luke

In recent weeks, we got a degree of insight into the kinds of pressures being exerted on the Government over some of its proposed public health polici(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin during a press conference on the second day of the G8 summit venue at Lough Ern yesterday. Photograph: Matt Dunham - WPA Pool /Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron trumpeted a seven-point plan on Syria and said he personally got the other seven leaders to sign up to it. He ins(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to support moves by world leaders to overhaul the rules of business taxation, an iniative designed to stamp out aggre(...)

 Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper: twitter criticism for photo opportunity. Photograph: Peter Muhly PA/Getty Images)

The North was in the global spotlight yesterday as media around the world gave extensive coverage to the first day of the G8 summit at Lough Erne. Wh(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD (right) meets with Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, at Farmleigh House, Dublin, ahead of the G8 Summit.

Ireland has “nothing to fear” from the changes being demanded at the G8 on tax avoidance, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said.He rejected comments by Northe(...)

A girl waves towards police officers in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh yesterday. A large security operation is in place around Enniskillen and Lough Erne ahead of the G8 summit, which begins today. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The escalating civil war in Syria is rising to the fore of the agenda for the G8 summit in Co Fermanagh as world leaders gather today at Lough Erne f(...)

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper will make a courtesy call to Áras an Uachtaráin to meet President Michael D Higgins as well as visiting the Guinness Brewery this evening, and the Jeanie Johnson Famine Ship tomorrow.   Photograph: Leon Neal/PA Wire

A week of protocol began in earnest this afternoon as Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper touched down in Dublin Airport ahead of the G8 summit, wh(...)

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