The Guardian have been refused entry to Azerbaijan to cover the inaugral European Games in Baku. Photograph: Afp

The government of Azerbaijan has banned the Guardian, along with a number of media outlets and human rights activists, from entering the country to co(...)

Vladimir Putin: he has denounced “structures financed from abroad and serving foreign interests”.  Photograph: Aleksey Nikolsky

The European Union, Germany and France have challenged Russia over raids on a host of democracy, anti-corruption and human rig(...)