A group of European ambassadors and officials visit the site of the killing of Boris Nemtsov in Moscow

Putin promises action after politician murdered

28 Feb Russian President Vladimir Putin has vowed to do everything possible to bring to justice those responsible for the "vile" murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov in a drive-by shooting near the Kremlin.

Joan Burton addressed the national conference in Killarney tonight

Burton defends Labour's record in government

28 Feb Labour leader Joan Burton has defended the party's record in Government and appealed to voters to give her party a second term in government to build "a decade of opportunity".

Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt deems Hamas a terrorist group

28 Feb An Egyptian court has listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organisation, one month after a judge listed the group's armed wing as a terrorist group.

Joan Burton said the Labour Party has risen to the challenge of rescuing the country in a dark and difficult hour

Labour facing tough election fight - Burton

27 Feb Labour's fight for a second term in Government will be tough and will take courage, the party's leader Joan Burton has told delegates at the party's national conference in Killarney.

The compensation proposal was moved to Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe for consideration

Virginia in forced sterilisation payout

27 Feb Virginia is to pay survivors of a forced sterilisation programme $25,000 (€22,300) each in compensation under a measure approved by the US state's legislature.

Benjamin Netanyahu accused world powers of abandoning a pledge to prevent Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb

US-Israeli row deepens ahead of Netanyahu's speech

26 Feb US officials have said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's outspoken condemnation of efforts to secure an Iranian nuclear deal had injected destructive partisanship into US-Israeli relations.

Frances Fitzgerald made the comments in the Dáil this afternoon

Minister open to automatic guardianship

26 Feb The group that represents unmarried parents has welcomed comments by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald indicating that she is open to considering automatic guardianship for fathers who are not cohabiting.

By the end of 2014 only 150,000 Syrian refugees were living in EU states

Amnesty condemns failure to protect civilians

25 Feb Amnesty International has condemned world leaders for what it termed their "shameful and ineffective" failure to protect civilians from groups like Islamic State, calling 2014 a "catastrophic" year.

Patrick O'Donovan said the illicit trade had replaced what he called a very nasty political underbelly

'Blind eye' turned to illegal border activity

23 Feb A Fine Gael TD has claimed that the authorities are turning a blind eye to illegal activity in the border area, and has suggested that it is motivated by what he called "appeasement".

For too long, we have given those who might be a threat to our country the benefit of the doubt, Tony Abbott said

Australia announces new security laws

23 Feb Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a national security crackdown that could deny welfare payments to people seen as potential threats, strip the passports of those with dual nationality and curb travel overseas.

Jack Straw (left) and Malcolm Rifkind have been named in an undercover investigation

Two senior British MPs face cash-for-access claims

23 Feb Two former British foreign secretaries are facing accusations that they were prepared to use their positions and contacts to benefit a private company in return for payments of thousands of pounds.

US Secretary of State John Kerry met his British counterpart Philip Hammond

Additional Russian sanctions being discussed

21 Feb US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the US and its allies were not prepared to play games with Russia and were discussing additional sanctions against Moscow over its role in eastern Ukraine.