Pro-Russia separatists sat down for preliminary Ukraine peace talks yesterday due to resume later this week in the Belarusian capital Minsk, saying they would be prepared to stay part of Ukraine if they were granted "special status".
Tue, 02 Sep, 2014
ON New Year’s Day, Ireland will begin a year-long term as chair of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. This week’s visit to Dublin by Secretary General Lamberto Zannier is part of the quickening of pace of diplomatic preparation.
Sat, 12 Nov, 2011
AMERICAN democracy was briefly braced for an unexpected intervention last night as it was revealed none other than Ivor Callely had placed himself on standby to monitor elections in the home of the brave and the land of the free (lunch).
Tue, 31 Aug, 2010
Russian voters were expected to endorse Vladimir Putin’s choice of a successor in today’s presidential election, allowing Mr Putin to retain a measure of power in his nation whose wealth and global voice have grown even as democratic freedoms diminished.
Sun, 02 Mar, 2008