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(...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel chats with US president Barack Obama at a G7 summit near Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Image 1:09

President Barack Obama has called on Athens to get “serious” about reforms and to show flexibility with its EU-International Monetary Fund creditors t(...)

Mikhail Fridman, co-owner of Alfa-Bank and a partner in TNK-BP Holding, has eschewed sensitive sectors such as the media

Julian Horn-Smith is the common denominator between Denis O’Brien and Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman. For most of the last decade, the former Vodafo(...)

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Deadly missile fire has ripped into a government stronghold in eastern Ukraine, in advance of a summit on Wednesday seen as crucial to halting the spi(...)

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko meets US vice president Joe Biden (right) in Munich on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Washington and Moscow went head-to-head in Munich on Saturday, accusing each other of undermining global security and Ukrainian sovereignty. While US (...)

Marina Litvinenko, the wife of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko who was murdered in London in 2006, wipes away a tear during an interview in London on January 21st. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Thousands of people were put at risk from radioactivity when Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned, a public inquiry has heard.Counsel to the (...)

A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine is parked at a camp near Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov Region, today. Photograph: Reuters

Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists fought skirmishes near the Russian border today but there was no sign of the conflict widening after Kie(...)

US president Barack Obama speaks next to British prime minister David Cameron at a joint news conference after their meeting at the G7 summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

US president Barack Obama used the final press conference of the G7 summit to intervene in the debate over Britain’s membership of the European Uni(...)

Pro-Russian protesters stand in formation near a Ukrainian military base in Mariupol. Ukraine’s interior minister said today that three pro-Russian separatists were killed in shooting that broke out overnight in the town on the Sea of Azov. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Ukrainian forces killed three pro-Russian militants in the country’s restive east overnight, ahead of international crisis talks in Geneva betw(...)

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I’m not a Facebook user, being averse to communicating at speed and patently not wanting to know what my children are doing when I’m asleep. Bu(...)