Russia’s president Vladimir Putin lights candles at St Vladimir Equal-to-the-Apostles Church in Moscow. Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/EPA/Ria Novosti

The Kremlin is under pressure to scrap draconian plans to destroy embargoed western agricultural produce found entering Russia and instead distribut(...)

Moscow resident Sergey Chesnokov (74), who applied to have his birth in Dublin officially registered by the State. Photograph: Courts Collins

A High Court ruling that a 74-year-old Russian man was born in Dublin and is entitled to have his Irish birth officially registered here is being appe(...)

The wreckage of  Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Australia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ukraine have pledged to seek an alternative means of bringing to justice those who shot down Malaysi(...)

Anatoly Litvinenko,  son of  Alexander Litvinenko, and  his mother Mariana  outside the High Court in central London. Photograph: Reuters/Peter Nicholls

Russian president Vladimir Putin is a “tin pot despot” who personally ordered the 2006 poisoning murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London(...)

A man puts a candle in front of the Dutch embassy in Moscow  in memory of the people who died in the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Photograph: Alexander Utkin/AFP/Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said he opposes the creation of an international tribunal to prosecute those who shot down a Malaysian airliner o(...)

Alexander Litvinenko: spy  died at the age of 43, nearly three weeks after drinking tea laced with polonium-210 in London in November 2006. Photograph:  PA

Alexander Litvinenko told his father “Daddy, Putin has poisoned me” from his deathbed, the inquiry into the spy’s killing has heard. In a statement to(...)

 Dmitry Kovtun: changed his mind in March about taking part and asked to appear before the inquiry. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/AP

One of two Russians accused of murdering ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko with a radioactive poison in London in 2006 was given a final chance today to(...)

Striking Arigna miners walking to Carrick-on-Shannon, January 1969. Photograph:  Brendan Flynn

What’s history, he said I’ll tell you what it is History is the other man’s story The man who owned the pit Not the story of the likes of us Who w(...)

Sergey Chesnokov (74). Photograph: Courts Collins

The High Court has found that a 74-year-old Russian man was born in Dublin and is entitled to have his Irish birth officially registered here. Sergey (...)

A view of the artificial grass court in use at the Irish Open at Fitzwilliam. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Joshua Pim, Helen Wills Moody, Maureen Connolly and Rod Laver, winner of four Wimbledon titles and the Irish Championship in 1962, decorate the sta(...)