The grave of Sergei Magnitsky, the lawyer who was jailed as he tried to expose a huge government tax fraud and died four years ago in a Russian prison after being denied proper medical care, in Moscow. Photograph: James Hill/the New York Times

The courtroom cage stood empty yesterday as a Moscow judge found the late whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky and his London-based employer guilty of tax e(...)

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reportedly met Russian diplomats yesterday morning and handed them a list of 15 countries to which he would like to apply for political asylum. Photograph: Reuters/Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras

Vladimir Putin has for the first time floated the idea of United States whistleblower Edward Snowden remaining in Russia, hours after the fugitive app(...)

Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer, who died in a Russian jail after uncovering fraud among state officials

It is rare the joint Oireachtas committee on foreign affairs and trade hits international headlines but that is just what happened in the last (...)

A picture of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky is seen on his grave in the Preobrazhensky cemetery in Moscow

An Oireachtas committee has backed down from sanctioning Russian officials involved in the death of a lawyer there. A motion to list officials (...)

The pressure being exerted by Russia “must be met by a solid and united EU stand”, said Guy Verhofstadt, head of the European Parliament’s liberal group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Russian “blackmailing”of Ireland over plans for a law sanctioning officials involved in the death of a lawyer there is “unacceptable” an(...)

An amendment is also to be proposed by Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan (pictured) which drops references to such sanctions such as asset freezes and visa bans

A “spectacular attack” has been launched on Irish democracy by Russia over attempts to get a law dropped which would sanction officials respons(...)

President Barack Obama with his national security adviser Tom Donilon.

The US and Russia say they are determined to strengthen co-operation across a range of major issues, despite Washington’s shar(...)

Lawyer Sergei Magnitsky: allegedly beaten to death in a Moscow jail cell.

The Kremlin has warned Washington that publication of a list of Russians officials who are subject to US sanctions due to involvement in alleged ri(...)

A picture of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky is seen on his grave in the Preobrazhensky cemetery in Moscow. Photograph: Mikhail Voskresensky/Reuters

DANIEL McLAUGHLIN Russia has closed an investigation into how a lawyer who accused officials of stealing some 175 million euros(...)