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# international-relations - Last month November 2022

Opinion: Ireland has shown great leadership in protecting civilians affected by urban warfare
# Explosive Weapons
# Explosive Weapons

Opinion: Ireland has shown great leadership in protecting civilians affected by urban warfare

Nov 18th 2022, 7:00 AM 7,136 Views 4 Comments

Liam O’Dwyer and Philip Spoerri of the Red Cross welcome today’s political declaration on urban warfare expected at Dublin Castle.

# international-relations - This year 2022

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?
# International Relations
# International Relations

Tom Clonan: Is Russia planning on invading Ukraine?

Jan 21st 2022, 8:00 PM 25,231 Views 45 Comments

The security expert looks at the likelihood of an all-out invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and how it will play out on a global stage.

# international-relations - Last year 2021

Eritrea condemns 'illicit and immoral' US sanctions over conflict in Ethiopia
# Tigray Conflict
# Tigray Conflict

Eritrea condemns 'illicit and immoral' US sanctions over conflict in Ethiopia

Nov 13th 2021, 11:45 AM 8,982 Views 16 Comments

Eritrea claimed the new sanctions reflected a “misguided and hostile policy” by the US and were based on false allegations.

NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan
# Global Affairs
# Global Affairs

NATO allies meet to discuss cyber attacks, China and withdrawal from Afghanistan

Jun 14th 2021, 12:20 PM 3,879 Views 3 Comments

Joe Biden is seeking to restore trust at the first summit post-Trump.

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Barry Andrews: Richard O'Halloran and China's handling of such cases should not be ignored

Mar 3rd 2021, 7:10 AM 18,909 Views 15 Comments

The MEP says China’s holding of Richard O’Halloran against his will is an outrageous breach of human rights.

# international-relations - All time

North Korea fires more missiles into Sea of Japan amid global occupation with coronavirus
# Ballistic
# Ballistic

North Korea fires more missiles into Sea of Japan amid global occupation with coronavirus

Mar 29th 2020, 12:22 PM 37,680 Views 66 Comments

North Korea yet to officially report a case of Covid-19 but it is speculated that the virus has reached the country.

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?

Oct 30th 2019, 2:45 PM 26,756 Views 25 Comments

Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers
# International Relations
# International Relations

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 6,678 Views 45 Comments

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

Political rows over Eurovision have made headlines before - so what are the chances of an Irish withdrawal?
# History Lessons
# History Lessons

Political rows over Eurovision have made headlines before - so what are the chances of an Irish withdrawal?

Sep 8th 2018, 10:00 PM 44,823 Views 112 Comments

Rarely a year went by in the late 1970s without Turkey or Greece sitting out the event.

'Great move, Vladimir': Trump praises Russian President for reaction to US sanctions
# Putin's Pal
# Putin's Pal

'Great move, Vladimir': Trump praises Russian President for reaction to US sanctions

Dec 30th 2016, 8:33 PM 19,997 Views 88 Comments

“I always knew he was very smart,” Trump tweeted.

The most powerful militaries on earth ranked from 20 to 1
# War Games
# War Games

The most powerful militaries on earth ranked from 20 to 1

Oct 10th 2015, 8:30 PM 316,505 Views 93 Comments

You probably won’t be surprised at the top three.

'European Union': Erasmus programme has produced one million babies, says EU
# International Relations
# International Relations

'European Union': Erasmus programme has produced one million babies, says EU

Sep 22nd 2014, 5:38 PM 58,798 Views 21 Comments

“Cultural exchange”, eh?

Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests
# USA And Europe
# USA And Europe

Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests

Jul 13th 2014, 8:30 AM 52 Views 89 Comments

Under the Obama administration the NSA has continued to grow and Libya has slipped into chaos, meanwhile relations with Russia are reaching crisis point.

Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Eamon Gilmore calls for support on UN Syria, but Russia's already said no

May 22nd 2014, 7:00 AM 3,218 Views 26 Comments

The resolution will seek to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

Ireland is reopening its Vatican Embassy, here's the new Ambassador...
# You're Hired
# You're Hired

Ireland is reopening its Vatican Embassy, here's the new Ambassador...

May 6th 2014, 5:42 PM 14,786 Views 43 Comments

Emma Madigan will be in charge of Ireland’s slimmed down presence in the Holy See.

Tensions rise after North Korea fires across maritime border with South Korea
# Bad Neighbours
# Bad Neighbours

Tensions rise after North Korea fires across maritime border with South Korea

Mar 31st 2014, 9:10 AM 10,090 Views 49 Comments

South Korea says that it will make a “resolute retaliation” to the firing of over 200 rounds into their waters.

Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation
# Standoff
# Standoff

Vladimir Putin has begun the process of taking Crimea into the Russian Federation

Mar 18th 2014, 7:49 AM 10,082 Views 186 Comments

An agreement is still to be signed but the UK has already said Russia has taken is ‘paving the way for the annexation of part of Ukraine’.

Here's what the Tánaiste is up to in Paris today
# International Relations
# International Relations

Here's what the Tánaiste is up to in Paris today

Mar 14th 2014, 7:59 AM 4,372 Views 17 Comments

Eamon Gilmore is spending three days in France ahead of St Patrick’s Day.

Obama calls European leaders over Ukraine crisis
# International Relations
# International Relations

Obama calls European leaders over Ukraine crisis

Mar 8th 2014, 6:38 PM 7,785 Views 93 Comments

The new measures will ‘noticeably affect relations between the international community and Russia’.

'European friends came to the help of Ireland': TDs brief Scots on EU membership
# Gallant Allies
# Gallant Allies

'European friends came to the help of Ireland': TDs brief Scots on EU membership

Feb 27th 2014, 12:06 PM 7,618 Views 26 Comments

Labour TD Eric Byrne told Scottish counterparts that “it wasn’t Europe who sabotaged” the Irish economy.

Annual Japanese dolphin hunt documented in 'The Cove' begins amid US criticism
# Japan
# Japan

Annual Japanese dolphin hunt documented in 'The Cove' begins amid US criticism

Jan 20th 2014, 2:10 PM 9,244 Views 59 Comments

The hunt in the fishing village of Taiji in western Japan has come under international criticism and was the subject of the Academy Award-winning film “The Cove”.

First shipment of chemical weapons leaves Syria
# Chemical Weapons
# Chemical Weapons

First shipment of chemical weapons leaves Syria

Jan 7th 2014, 7:55 PM 5,592 Views 13 Comments

Syria agreed last year to a US-Russian deal to hand over its chemical weapons.

China gives Japan 'severe reprimand' over PM's war shrine visit
# International Relations
# International Relations

China gives Japan 'severe reprimand' over PM's war shrine visit

Dec 27th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,809 Views 21 Comments

Before and during World War II Japanese forces swept through much of east Asia, and their treatment of both civilians and prisoners of war was often appalling.

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq
# War
# War

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq

Dec 26th 2013, 7:39 PM 9,521 Views 58 Comments

The weapons were shipped on the back of increased Al-Qaeda violence.

US planes defy Chinese flight restrictions over disputed islands - Reports
# International Incident
# International Incident

US planes defy Chinese flight restrictions over disputed islands - Reports

Nov 26th 2013, 5:56 PM 7,913 Views 34 Comments

The US B-52s that flew through a Chinese air defence zone are believed to have been unarmed.

David Cameron calls Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
# Hello
# Hello

David Cameron calls Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Nov 19th 2013, 8:35 PM 5,699 Views 22 Comments

It was the first time in over a ten years that a British PM has called his counterpart in Tehran.

CIA (finally) admits it masterminded the 1953 coup in Iran
# No Rush
# No Rush

CIA (finally) admits it masterminded the 1953 coup in Iran

Aug 19th 2013, 9:30 PM 13,033 Views 62 Comments

The coup toppled Iran’s prime minister after he tried to nationalise his country’s oil wealth from Britain.

Dubliner Samantha Power confirmed as US ambassador to UN
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Dubliner Samantha Power confirmed as US ambassador to UN

Aug 2nd 2013, 8:36 AM 8,027 Views 44 Comments

The genocide expert and human rights champion sailed through on a 87-10 vote.

Column: North Korea’s pursuit of the bomb should not be ignored
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: North Korea’s pursuit of the bomb should not be ignored

Mar 12th 2013, 7:00 PM 61 Views 63 Comments

While a functioning nuclear weapon remains years away for North Korea, recent activities and statements will nevertheless have a worrying effect in Seoul, Washington and the wider world, writes Jason Douglas.

Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill
# Adoptions
# Adoptions

Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill

Dec 27th 2012, 3:00 PM 3,786 Views 6 Comments

The Russian president said today he will sign a controversial bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jun 3rd 2012, 11:00 AM 94 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web…

Nǐ hǎo! Taoiseach to start visit to China today
# International Relations
# International Relations

Nǐ hǎo! Taoiseach to start visit to China today

Mar 25th 2012, 9:15 AM 2,519 Views 62 Comments

Enda Kenny is due to meet with Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing during the four-day visit to promote trade and investment in Ireland.

Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference
# Action
# Action

Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference

Feb 24th 2012, 8:50 AM 1,729 Views 20 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is in Tunisia for discussions on how to help the Syrian people.

Taoiseach praises 'special relationship' as Xi Jinping visit enters final day
# Chinese Visit
# Chinese Visit

Taoiseach praises 'special relationship' as Xi Jinping visit enters final day

Feb 20th 2012, 7:44 AM 2,888 Views 21 Comments

The Chinese vice president will visit Áras an Uachtaráin this morning on the final day of his three day visit to Ireland.

Iran welcomes US rescue of sailors from pirates
# Pirates
# Pirates

Iran welcomes US rescue of sailors from pirates

Jan 7th 2012, 5:09 PM 3,820 Views 17 Comments

Iran’s government has called the US Navy’s rescue of 13 Iranian fishermen held by pirates “a positive humanitarian gesture” – but some of the country’s media outlets see things differently.

Tánaiste meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister in Dublin
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Tánaiste meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister in Dublin

Nov 22nd 2011, 9:16 PM 2,335 Views 15 Comments

Eamon Gilmore discussed a range of issues with Nickolay Mladenov, who is making his first official visit to Ireland.