The Government is to reopen the Vatican Embassy, The Irish Times has learned.

The Government has decided to reopen the Irish Embassy to the Vatican as part of a wider expansion of the embassy and consulate network. Tánaiste Eamo(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin has explained the Ukraine bailout as aid for a “fraternal” state and denied it has anything to do with the breakdown in talks between Ukraine and the EU. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Government would have to “consider” the matter if it turned out there was a plan to use the Irish Stock Exchange in (...)

A Pro-European integration protester spray paints a portrait on a make shift riot shield during a rally in Independence Square in Kiev this morning. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters.

A Kremlin aide made clear today that Russia was ready to extend a credit to Ukraine to help Kiev cope with its economic problems and keep the country(...)

Ukraine riot police take up position on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, today. Riot police forcefully dispersed hundreds of protestors according to reports with tear gas being used in a pre-dawn action. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Ukrainian riot police used batons and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of pro-Europe protesters early today after a night of violence in Kiev follow(...)

Ukrainian euro integration supporters wave flags during their meeting on Independence Square in Kiev yesterday. Protesters have been demanding that the Ukrainian government roll back last week’s decision to suspend work on a landmark association agreement with the European Union, calling for president Viktor Yanukovych to sign the deal. Photograph: EPA/Sergey Dolzhenko

The European Union yesterday issued a stark warning to Russia that it was in danger of breaching the Helsinki Accords over its treatment of Ukraine, a(...)

Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of jailed Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko, wearing a T-shirt with her mother’s photograph during an interview on the sidelines of an Eastern Partnership summit. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP Photo

in VilniusUkrainian president Viktor Yanukovych flew to Lithuania yesterday to face EU leaders for the first time since his government halted negotia(...)

Students take part in a rally to support EU integration in central Kiev on Thursday. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

As political leaders gathered for dinner in the chilly Lithuanian capital of Vilnius yesterday evening, the joke circulating among officials was wheth(...)

Protesters clash with riot police during a rally to support EU integration, in front of the Ukrainian cabinet of ministers building in Kiev today. Photograph: Reuters

There have been fresh clashes between police and protestors in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. It is understood the clashes were prompted after some prote(...)

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(...)

Supporters of jailed former Ukrainian prime minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko during a rally in front of the parliament building in Kiev. Photograph: Sergii Polezhaka/Reuters

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore travels to Brussels today for the final meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers before next week’s Eastern Partnership summit i(...)

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