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# international-relations - Sunday 29 March, 2020

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

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

# international-relations - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

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

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

# international-relations - Thursday 3 January, 2019

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

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

# international-relations - Saturday 8 September, 2018

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

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

# international-relations - Friday 30 December, 2016

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

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

# international-relations - Saturday 10 October, 2015

The most powerful militaries on earth ranked from 20 to 1

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

# international-relations - Monday 22 September, 2014

# international-relations - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests

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

# international-relations - Thursday 22 May, 2014

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

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

# international-relations - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

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

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

# international-relations - Monday 31 March, 2014

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

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

# international-relations - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

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

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’.

# international-relations - Friday 14 March, 2014

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

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

# international-relations - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Obama calls European leaders over Ukraine crisis

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

# international-relations - Thursday 27 February, 2014

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

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

# international-relations - Monday 20 January, 2014

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

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”.

# international-relations - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

First shipment of chemical weapons leaves Syria

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

# international-relations - Friday 27 December, 2013

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

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.

# international-relations - Thursday 26 December, 2013

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq War

America is sending missiles and drones to Iraq

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

# international-relations - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

US planes defy Chinese flight restrictions over disputed islands - Reports

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

# international-relations - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

David Cameron calls Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

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

# international-relations - Monday 19 August, 2013

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

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

# international-relations - Friday 2 August, 2013

Dubliner Samantha Power confirmed as US ambassador to UN

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

# international-relations - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

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

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.

# international-relations - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Putin says he will sign anti-US adoptions bill

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

# international-relations - Sunday 3 June, 2012

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

# international-relations - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Nǐ hǎo! Taoiseach to start visit to China today

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.

# international-relations - Friday 24 February, 2012

Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference

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

# international-relations - Monday 20 February, 2012

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

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

# international-relations - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Iran welcomes US rescue of sailors from pirates

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.

# international-relations - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Tánaiste meets with Bulgarian Foreign Minister in Dublin

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