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From TheJournal.ie "Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit State Visit

"Both sides emphasised a very honest version of the past." President Higgins returns home after UK visit

The President’ plane touched down in Baldonnel shortly after 6pm this evening.

From TheJournal.ie "Putin's Mein Kampf" - How the world reacted to Russia's annexation of Crimea Shot Across The Bow
From TheJournal.ie Ireland has one unfilled ambassadorship - guess where it is? Diplomacy
From TheJournal.ie Here's what the Tánaiste is up to in Paris today International Relations

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.

From TheJournal.ie Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it Hello Again

Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it

Eamon Gilmore said the scaled-back embassy will have a staff of just one person and will help Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis.

From TheJournal.ie Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy Holy See

Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy

There is no plan to re-establish a resident embassy to the Holy See in the immediate term says Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

From TheJournal.ie New documents show how the Irish Ambassador viewed America after Kennedy's death Jfk50

New documents show how the Irish Ambassador viewed America after Kennedy's death

Just nine days after JFK’s funeral, the Irish Ambassador to the US penned a report to Seán Lemass and the Government, outlining the differences between Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson.

From TheJournal.ie Iran nuclear talks hit a snag Diplomacy

Iran nuclear talks hit a snag

France has questioned whether proposed moves go far enough

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Facts invalidate Emer Costello's anecdotes about Gaza' Opinion

Column: 'Facts invalidate Emer Costello's anecdotes about Gaza'

Israeli ambassador to Ireland responds to Irish MEP’s statements about Israeli policy.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Syria needs a political solution - not a military invasion Foreign Intervention

Gilmore: Syria needs a political solution - not a military invasion

The Minister for Foreign Affairs described the deliberate use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria as “a very serious war crime” – but called for diplomacy rather than an invasion.

From TheJournal.ie US to close embassies on Sunday over unspecified security concerns Threat

US to close embassies on Sunday over unspecified security concerns

The United States would not specify the threat or say which embassies will be closed.

From TheJournal.ie Dubliner Samantha Power confirmed as US ambassador to UN Diplomacy

Dubliner Samantha Power confirmed as US ambassador to UN

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

From TheJournal.ie Nǐ hǎo: Eamon Gilmore is off to visit China today Diplomacy

Nǐ hǎo: Eamon Gilmore is off to visit China today

The Tánaiste will meet senior Communist Party officials and try to sell Ireland as an attractive investment prospect.

From TheJournal.ie Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan Diplomacy

Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to Japan

The nomination, which requires Senate confirmation, marks the biggest foray into public service for Kennedy, who was an early supporter of Obama.

From TheJournal.ie Mystery over ‘hijacking incident at Dublin Airport’ 37 years ago Wikileaks

Mystery over ‘hijacking incident at Dublin Airport’ 37 years ago

A Wikileaks cable contains limited information about an apparent hijacking incident at Dublin Airport in December 1976 but there are few other details about the event.

From TheJournal.ie Falklands War: Irish response to Belgrano sinking drew British anger 1982

Falklands War: Irish response to Belgrano sinking drew British anger

One of the most controversial incidents of the Falklands War saw a change in the Irish government’s approach to the conflict and a considerable backlash from the British media and public.

From TheJournal.ie Former presidential candidate John Kerry to be new US Secretary of State United States This post contains videos

Former presidential candidate John Kerry to be new US Secretary of State

The veteran Democratic senator will succeed Hillary Clinton in the new year provided he is confirmed by his colleagues in the senate.

From TheJournal.ie Could Bill Clinton be the next US ambassador to Ireland? Appointments

Could Bill Clinton be the next US ambassador to Ireland?

One of the United States’ leading newspapers certainly thinks so…

From TheJournal.ie Ireland likely to vote for increased Palestinian role at UN Middle East

Ireland likely to vote for increased Palestinian role at UN

The General Assembly will today vote on giving Palestine ‘non-member observer state’ – equivalent to the Holy See.

From TheJournal.ie France becomes first Western country to recognise new Syria coalition Diplomacy

France becomes first Western country to recognise new Syria coalition

Francois Hollande said France will only recognise the opposition government as part of a series of steps to end the Bashar al-Assad regime.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland has to stay neutral on Scottish independence Opinion

Column: Ireland has to stay neutral on Scottish independence

We’ve always decried interference into our affairs on this island – it would serve us well to afford the same approach to the 2014 referendum in Scotland.

From The42 Rory McIlroy plays down Tiger Woods rivalry Frenemies

Rory McIlroy plays down Tiger Woods rivalry

The Northern Irish golfer also described competing against his idol as “a dream come true”.

From TheJournal.ie Eamon Gilmore tells UN: Palestinian state is "long overdue" Diplomacy

Eamon Gilmore tells UN: Palestinian state is "long overdue"

The Tánaiste also described events in Syria as “an affront to humanity”.

In pics, videos: the 12 most awkward greetings of world leaders Totes Awks This post contains images

In pics, videos: the 12 most awkward greetings of world leaders

It’s going to take a lot of diplomacy to smooth these over…

From TheJournal.ie Why did the Mexican police shoot at a US government vehicle? US-Mexico Relations

Why did the Mexican police shoot at a US government vehicle?

Two US diplomats were injured in the incident yesterday which is now being investigated by both countries and has left many questions unanswered.

In photos: 3D paintings of Pinocchio, the Hulk and Marilyn Art This post contains images

In photos: 3D paintings of Pinocchio, the Hulk and Marilyn

New exhibition marks celebration of Korean-Chinese diplomatic relations – with some interesting themes…

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix: Sunday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

From TheJournal.ie Wikileaks, Ecuador condemn 'UK threat to storm' embassy for Assange Diplomacy

Wikileaks, Ecuador condemn 'UK threat to storm' embassy for Assange

The Wikileaks founder continues in his bid to avoid extradition to Sweden.

From TheJournal.ie UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty Arms

UN appeals for progress as deadline looms for global arms treaty

Tonight is the deadline for the draft of a new global deal to regulate the arms trade – but progress has been slow.

From TheJournal.ie Video, photos: the first controversy of London 2012 Olympics Ooops This post contains videos This post contains images

Video, photos: the first controversy of London 2012 Olympics

North Korean team walked off the pitch after being mistakenly introduced alongside the South Korean flag.

From TheJournal.ie London 2012: North Korean women's footballers delay opener in flag dispute London 2012

London 2012: North Korean women's footballers delay opener in flag dispute

The North Korean team reportedly refused to play in Hampden Park – because the South Korean flag was shown on screen.

From TheJournal.ie Bradley Manning trial: Lawyers ask court to drop 'break-in' charge Wikileaks

Bradley Manning trial: Lawyers ask court to drop 'break-in' charge

Attorneys at Manning’s military pre-trial hearings say the US Army Private had permission to read the ‘Cablegate’ files.

In pics: Adorable on the Fourth of July Dan Rooney This post contains images

In pics: Adorable on the Fourth of July

President Higgins may have competition for the most loveable elderly statesman in the Phoenix Park…

From TheJournal.ie US, EU countries announce expulsion of Syrian diplomats Syria

US, EU countries announce expulsion of Syrian diplomats

Expulsions come in the wake of the killing of 108 people in Syria’s Houla area on Friday.

Mafia-style end for Australia's flawed Obama mugs

200 mugs were commissioned for an abandoned visit to Australia in 2010 – but they spelt the President’s name wrong.

From The42 Hague brands Falklands ad a 'sad stunt' Controversy This post contains videos

Hague brands Falklands ad a 'sad stunt'

The British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has condemned Argentina’s provocative decision to film an Olympic promotional video on the Falkland Islands.

From TheJournal.ie India and Pakistan seek to normalise strained relations Diplomacy

India and Pakistan seek to normalise strained relations

President Asif Ali Zadari was making the first visit to India by a Pakistani head of state in seven years.

From TheJournal.ie Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down Syria This post contains images

Syria forces in new assault as diplomatic talks break down

Kofi Annan and President Assad’s meeting came to a deadlock in the capital city.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference Action

Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference

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

From TheJournal.ie Why do China's leaders love visiting Shannon? Clare To There

Why do China's leaders love visiting Shannon?

Newswhip’s Paul Quigley discovers how Shannon, Co Clare helped invent modern China.