US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the start of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/EPA

Negotiations between six world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme have been “tough and very serious” and the next few days will show whether T(...)

Shoppers walk past and look at a board displaying food prices at a shopping mall in central Beijing. Photogrpah: David Gray/Reuters

It’s jokingly referred to as “the noodle bowl” - Asia’s tangled mass of bilateral free-trade agreements (FTAs).The slow pace of global trade talks ov(...)

George Soros  speaks with Bloomberg Television anchor Francine Lacqua, right, during an interview recorded at his home in London. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

The EU has got its priorities wrong, billionaire investor George Soros said, as he called on Europe to provide financial assistance to Ukraine. It was(...)

Yemeni supporters of the Shia Houthi militia hold a portrait the movement’s leader, Abdul-Malik al-Huthi, yesterday.

Yemen’s president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, left his refuge in Aden under Saudi protection yesterday and arrived in Saudi Arabia as Houthi rebels fou(...)

US under secretary for political affairs Wendy Sherman , secretary of state John Kerry, secretary of energy Ernest Moniz, National Security Council point person on the Middle East Robert Malley, EU political director Helga Schmid, head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  at a meeting yesterday.

, Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani spoke with the leaders of France, Britain, China and Russia yesterday in an apparent effort to break an impasse h(...)

Official figures show the State’s milk supply was more than 5 per cent over-quota at the end of February  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Irish farmers are now certain to be stung with a record fine of up to €80 million for exceeding the State’s milk quota this year.With Europe’s long-st(...)

A dangerous trend is emerging in Russia: the rise  of potentially lethal moonshine, medical alcohol or even cleaning products. File photograph: Getty Images.

As the economic crisis sweeps Russia, a dangerous trend is emerging in the traditionally heavy-drinking country: the rise in consumption of potentiall(...)

Gendarmerie and French mountain rescue teams arrive near the site of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. Photograph: by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images

July 17th, 2014: Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashes near Grabove in eastern Ukraine. The 298 people on board were killed on the flight from Amsterd(...)

A Russian flag is waved behind Ukrainian supporters during a visit by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at Bellevue presidential palace in Berlin. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Russia expects Ukraine to repay a $3 billion Eurobond in full and on time, deputy finance minister Sergei Storchak said on Monday. In late 2013 Russia(...)

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Not Eminem. Just Emin

Who are you? My full name is Emin Agalarov. I’m 36, Muslim and Azerbaijani by birth, but I’ve been living in Moscow most of my adult life. I work in (...)