Protesters rally in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine yesterday against Ukrainian military action. Photograph: Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev

The Ukrainian authorities have trumpeted a turning point in the three-month conflict with separatists in the east after retaking a town at the epicent(...)

In government headquarters in the republic of Dagestan, the epicentre of Russia’s fight with Islamic extremism, spokesman Albert Gasanov cheerfully un(...)

Edward Snowden (centre) with Sarah Harrison (left) of WikiLeaks. Photograph: Tanya Lokshina/Human Rights Watch

Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden is seeking temporary asylum in Russia and plans to go to Latin America eventually, it was reported this(...)