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Russia claims it fired warning shots at British Navy destroyer as UK rejects claims
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Russia claims it fired warning shots at British Navy destroyer as UK rejects claims

Jun 23rd 2021, 1:12 PM 18,375 Views 50 Comments

The incident took place in Cape Fiolent off the coast of Crimea.

Moscow hospitals flooded with Covid patients as city reports record highs
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Moscow hospitals flooded with Covid patients as city reports record highs

Jun 19th 2021, 1:57 PM 33,107 Views 22 Comments

The highly infectious Delta variant first identified in India represents nearly 90% of new cases.

US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries
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US and Russia agree to let ambassadors return to their host countries

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 8:20 PM 15,931 Views 12 Comments

Tense relations between the US and Russia led ambassadors to return home earlier this year.

Miranchuk's magnificent goal secures vital victory for Russia
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Miranchuk's magnificent goal secures vital victory for Russia

Jun 16th 2021, 3:58 PM 5,726 Views 0 Comments

The Russians rebounded from their defeat to Belgium by getting the better of Finland.

Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world
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Lorna Bogue: Why swim against the G7 tide? Ireland needs vision for a post-12.5% world

Jun 15th 2021, 7:00 PM 10,444 Views 28 Comments

Lorna Bogue says the writing is on the wall for the ‘charade’ that is Ireland as a tax haven.

Belgium send out signal to rest of Europe with stunning opening win
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Belgium send out signal to rest of Europe with stunning opening win

Jun 12th 2021, 10:11 PM 13,120 Views 5 Comments

Belgium played Russia off the park this evening – winning 3-0.

Russian anti-corruption Navalny group vows to 'continue to fight'
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Russian anti-corruption Navalny group vows to 'continue to fight'

Jun 10th 2021, 10:43 AM 5,727 Views 6 Comments

The group, led by critic Alexei Nalvalny, was recently branded an extremist group by a court in Moscow.

Belarus government accused of mounting misinformation attacks on journalist
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Belarus government accused of mounting misinformation attacks on journalist

Jun 9th 2021, 9:48 AM 11,262 Views 10 Comments

An online campaign launched against Belarussian journalist, Roman Protasevich, alleges he has ties to Neo-Nazi groups.

US recovers over half of ransom paid to pipeline hackers
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US recovers over half of ransom paid to pipeline hackers

Jun 8th 2021, 7:02 AM 28,696 Views 7 Comments

The cyberattack caused short-term fuel shortages and drew attention to the broader threat that of the burgeoning ransomware industry.

European flights refused permission to land in Russia as row over Belarusian journalist escalates
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European flights refused permission to land in Russia as row over Belarusian journalist escalates

May 27th 2021, 9:32 PM 47,676 Views 30 Comments

French and Austrian carriers were denied permission to land in Moscow after changing routes to avoid Belarusian airspace.

Russian court hears Navalny complaints on prison conditions
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Russian court hears Navalny complaints on prison conditions

May 26th 2021, 4:26 PM 8,355 Views 4 Comments

Navalny was jailed in February and is serving a two and a half year sentence for fraud charges.

Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'
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Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'

May 24th 2021, 9:20 AM 51,095 Views 28 Comments

O’Leary also said it appears there were some KGB agents on board the flight.

Foreign diplomats have avoided prosecution for road traffic offences 12 times in the last two years
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Foreign diplomats have avoided prosecution for road traffic offences 12 times in the last two years

May 24th 2021, 12:05 AM 24,473 Views 29 Comments
  • Niall O'Connor's report looks at the amount of times diplomats have escaped traffic fines by using their diplomatic immunity.
  • The foreign embassy staff members were nabbed by gardaí across the country but granted immunity from prosecution.
  • According to documents obtained by The Journal, the Department of Foreign Affairs were notified 17 times either by gardaí or by embassies.
At least nine dead, most of them children, in Russian school shooting
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At least nine dead, most of them children, in Russian school shooting

Updated May 11th 2021, 10:42 PM 70,955 Views 28 Comments

Reports from the scene said nine people, including children, were killed in the attack and 16 injured.

Navalny network disbands as gaunt Kremlin critic appears in court
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Navalny network disbands as gaunt Kremlin critic appears in court

Apr 29th 2021, 12:38 PM 26,323 Views 16 Comments

“We are officially disbanding Navalny’s network,” Leonid Volkov said in a video posted on social media.

Alexei Navalny to end prison hunger strike
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Alexei Navalny to end prison hunger strike

Apr 23rd 2021, 2:04 PM 21,908 Views 24 Comments

Alexei Navalny said he will continue to demand a visit from his doctor to address a loss of sensation in his legs and arms.

Over 1,000 arrested at Russian marches calling for Alexei Navalny to be freed from prison
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Over 1,000 arrested at Russian marches calling for Alexei Navalny to be freed from prison

Apr 22nd 2021, 9:20 AM 8,939 Views 15 Comments

Many were arrested before the protests even began.

UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation
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UN experts say Alexei Navalny in 'serious danger' and needs urgent medical evacuation

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 9,065 Views 15 Comments

The Kremlin critic is on hunger strike in a Russian penal colony.

Putin warns Russia’s enemies they ‘will feel sorry for their deeds’
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Putin warns Russia’s enemies they ‘will feel sorry for their deeds’

Apr 21st 2021, 4:06 PM 23,916 Views 61 Comments

The president delivered a warning to the West during his annual state-of-the-nation address.

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s doctors prevented from seeing him in prison hospital
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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s doctors prevented from seeing him in prison hospital

Apr 20th 2021, 3:24 PM 8,838 Views 6 Comments

Navalny has been on a hunger strike since 31 March.

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be moved to prison hospital
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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be moved to prison hospital

Apr 19th 2021, 1:28 PM 10,985 Views 11 Comments

The imprisoned Russian opposition leader is in the third week of a hunger strike.

Alexei Navalny ‘could die at any moment’, doctor says, as hunger strike continues
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Alexei Navalny ‘could die at any moment’, doctor says, as hunger strike continues

Apr 18th 2021, 8:30 AM 39,425 Views 32 Comments

Navalny went on hunger strike to protest the refusal to let his physicians see him in prison.

US expels 10 Russian diplomats and imposes new round of sanctions
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US expels 10 Russian diplomats and imposes new round of sanctions

Apr 15th 2021, 5:34 PM 12,702 Views 34 Comments

The White House said the 10 diplomats being expelled include representatives of Russian intelligence services.

Firefighter killed and two others injured as fire engulfs business centre in St Petersburg
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Firefighter killed and two others injured as fire engulfs business centre in St Petersburg

Apr 12th 2021, 5:33 PM 13,289 Views 1 Comment

The blaze spread across all four of the building’s floors.

Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms
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Putin signs law allowing him to serve two more terms

Apr 5th 2021, 7:19 PM 52,247 Views 92 Comments

The Russian president may stay in power until 2036.

EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders
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EU pledges support for Ukraine amid Russian military buildup along borders

Apr 5th 2021, 12:30 PM 20,820 Views 55 Comments

The Kremlin did not deny the recent troop movements, but insisted that Moscow was “not threatening anyone”.

Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny goes on hunger strike in protest over treatment
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Jailed Kremlin critic Navalny goes on hunger strike in protest over treatment

Mar 31st 2021, 7:13 PM 13,785 Views 17 Comments

The opposition politician accused prison officials of refusing to provide him with adequate medical treatment.

Italian navy captain arrested for passing on 'confidential documents' to the Russians
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Italian navy captain arrested for passing on 'confidential documents' to the Russians

Mar 31st 2021, 9:42 AM 14,085 Views 23 Comments

The Italian foreign affairs ministry has summoned the Russian ambassador over the incident.

Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision
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Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision

Mar 27th 2021, 4:00 PM 36,233 Views 26 Comments

The EBU rejected both songs the country put forward.

Irish regulator says government right to wait for EMA approval before using other vaccines
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Irish regulator says government right to wait for EMA approval before using other vaccines

Mar 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 13,873 Views 23 Comments

Dr Lorraine Nolan also said the public can be assured the AstraZeneca vaccine is safe.

Ambassador says Russia 'ready to help' Ireland with vaccine supply
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Ambassador says Russia 'ready to help' Ireland with vaccine supply

Mar 19th 2021, 2:59 PM 40,246 Views 63 Comments

Yuriy Filatov told a Limerick TD his government has not been approached by Irish authorities about ordering the Sputnik V vaccine.

Kremlin critic Navalny reveals conditions in 'concentration camp' prison
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Kremlin critic Navalny reveals conditions in 'concentration camp' prison

Mar 15th 2021, 10:56 PM 23,043 Views 9 Comments

The Russian opposition leader compared the controls to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Russia slows down Twitter over failure to remove banned content
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Russia slows down Twitter over failure to remove banned content

Mar 10th 2021, 10:41 PM 13,827 Views 15 Comments

The social media platform has been widely used by backers of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval
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Covid-19: EMA to review Russian-developed vaccine as part of first step towards EU approval

Mar 4th 2021, 11:54 AM 13,309 Views 25 Comments

Russia said it is ready to provide vaccines for 50 million Europeans.

'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'
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'If we were stopped by the authorities, we feared we could have been jailed or fined'

Mar 4th 2021, 10:30 AM 14,238 Views 5 Comments

A new Irish documentary looks at the crackdown on LGBT+ rights in Russia. We spoke to its director.

US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny and joins EU in imposing sanctions
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US concludes Russia poisoned Navalny and joins EU in imposing sanctions

Mar 2nd 2021, 9:35 PM 11,325 Views 14 Comments

This is Biden’s first major actiona gainst Russia during his presidency.

EU agrees to impose sanctions on Russia for jailing Alexei Navalny
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EU agrees to impose sanctions on Russia for jailing Alexei Navalny

Feb 22nd 2021, 10:15 PM 17,084 Views 29 Comments

The EU also agreed on sanctions for Myanmar over the military’s seizure of power.

Russia says 'no legal grounds' to release Navalny in response to European Court of Human Rights request
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Russia says 'no legal grounds' to release Navalny in response to European Court of Human Rights request

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 4:43 PM 10,361 Views 24 Comments

Alexei Navalny was arrested and jailed upon returning to Russia last month.

Russia prosecutor seeks €10,000 defamation fine in latest case against Navalny
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Russia prosecutor seeks €10,000 defamation fine in latest case against Navalny

Feb 16th 2021, 10:15 PM 12,176 Views 15 Comments

In his closing arguments, Navalny said that “every moment of this case is obvious legal nonsense”.

Navalny back in court for allegedly defaming a World War II veteran
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Navalny back in court for allegedly defaming a World War II veteran

Feb 12th 2021, 10:14 PM 25,293 Views 26 Comments

During a theatrical trial today, the opposition figure sparred with the judge and prosecutor and mocked the veteran’s grandson.

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