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Sir Elton John’s publicist said he and Russian president Vladimir Putin had been in contact, but a spokesman for Mr Putin later denied a conversation had taken place. File photograph: PA Wire 1:44

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The Kremlin has denied that Russian President Vladimir Putin was in contact with pop singer Elton John. Photograph: Getty

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Elton John has revealed he has spoken to Vladimir Putin, after requesting a meeting to discuss Russia’s anti-gay environment. Photograph: Getty

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Sir Elton John meets Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko in Kiev. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

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 The mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro has been branded  “boorishly bigoted” by Elton John after he banned books about homosexuality from the city’s schools. Photograph: Awakening/Getty Images

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Ed Sheeran performing during his concert at Croke Park on Friday night. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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Move in close: if you’re heading to one of Taylor Swift’s two Dublin shows, get ready to be her friend. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty

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A Ferrari 250 GTO from the personal collection of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason

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A run of ‘Riverdance’ performances opens the ‘Live at the Marquee’ series. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

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