Google only strips sensitive links from European versions of its search engine. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Google will disobey a formal notice from France’s privacy watchdog, which has demanded the company extends Europe’s “right to be forgotten” online aro(...)

Marina Litvinenko leaving The High Court in London: her husband Alexander, a critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin, was poisoned with a radioactive isotope  in 2006. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Two suspects wanted over the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko have “no credible answer” to the scientific evidence against them, the inquiry into the(...)

Rob Bertholee, head of  Dutch security service AIVD: the agency said there had been an increase in Russian intelligence operations. Photograph: Bart Maat/AFP/Getty Images

A Russian physicist working on the development of supercomputers at a university in the Netherlands had his contract terminated less than a year ago w(...)

A man puts a candle in front of the Dutch embassy in Moscow  in memory of the people who died in the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Photograph: Alexander Utkin/AFP/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said he opposes the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those who shot down a Malaysian airliner o(...)

Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global sales for the first half of 2015, threatening to end the Japanese group’s three-year reign as the world’s top-selling carmaker.

Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global sales for the first half of 2015, threatening to end the Japanese group’s three-year reign as the world’s top-sel(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Fifa president Sebb Blatter during the World Cup draw. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel prize for his stewardship of Fifa, Vladimir Putin said in an interview aired by the Swiss broadcaster RTS. On Saturday, (...)

 Dmitry Kovtun: changed his mind in March about taking part and asked to appear before the inquiry. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/AP

One of two Russians accused of murdering ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko with a radioactive poison in London in 2006 was given a final chance today to(...)

Lebanon’s Hizbullah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem speaks as Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moualem (centre) and Iran’s minister of culture  Ali Jannati listen during the International Media Conference Against Terrorism in Damascus. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

Syrian president Bashar al- Assad yesterday welcomed “positive” changes in western attitudes to the conflict in the country – suggesting the United St(...)

Martin O’Neill has said he is pleased with ireland’s World Cup 2018 qualification group. Photograph: Reuters

Though dutifully respectful to top seeds Wales, Martin O’Neill admitted in the aftermath of this afternoon’s World Cup draw that he was worried midway(...)

The preliminary draw for  the World Cup qualifiers will take place in St Petersburg on Saturday. Photograph: EPA.

Spare a thought for Zimbabwe as you tune into Saturday afternoon’s draw for the next World Cup’s qualifying stages: thrown out of a Fifa tournament(...)