The Netherlands’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans speaks during the United Nations 68th session of the General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York on September 27th, last. Photograph:  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The Netherlands was seeking answers on Wednesday after a Dutch diplomat was beaten in Moscow, the latest in a series of incidents testing relations b(...)

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny (centre) stands yesterday inside a courtroom in Kirov where he was sentenced to five years in jail for theft. Photograph: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin

The European Union and United States have led sweeping condemnation of the jailing of Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition leader and fierce critic of(...)

A man named as Ryan Fogle by the Russian Federal Security Service, sits in the receiving office of the Federal Security Service in Moscow

Russia has expelled a US diplomat whom it accuses of being an undercover CIA agent who tried to recruit a member of Moscow’s security services,(...)

A man named as Ryan Fogle by the Russian Federal Security Service, lies on the ground during his detention.  Photograph:  Press service of Russian Federal Security Service/Handout via Reuters

Russian security services have held a US diplomat they claim is a CIA agent after catching him trying to recruit a Russian agent. The FSB(...)