Indian fishermen silhuetted by the rising sun as they prepare for an early morning catch at the banks of Narmada river in Nemawar district Dewas, 200km from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Photograph: EPA/SAJNEEV GUPTA

While much of the reporting focus in recent months has been on China’s economic slowdown, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) believes India is poised to(...)

A couple stands by pictures depicting Russian president Vladimir Putin at an open-air political cartoons exhibition dedicated to the one-year anniversary of Crimea voting to leave Ukraine and join the Russian state in central Moscow. Photograph: Dmitry Serebryako/AFP/Getty Images

Russia has said it will not hand back Crimea to Ukraine, despite warnings by the United States and European Union that they will not drop sanctions ov(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said he ordered officials to start work on taking control of Crimea weeks before a referendum which – the Kremlin has asserted until now – prompted the region’s annexation from Ukraine. Photograph: EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said he ordered officials to start work on taking control of Crimea weeks before a referendum which – the Kremli(...)

A portrait of murdered Russian opposition veteran leader Boris Nemtsov among  tributes in his memory at the site of his killing in central Moscow. His girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who shot him as they strolled across a bridge near the Kremlin. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA. 1:33

Boris Nemtsov’s girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who shot (...)

A recently mobilized Ukrainian serviceman aims his rifle during a military training on the Desna shooting range in Ukraine. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

An internationally agreed ceasefire due to start Saturday tonight in eastern Ukraine is under threat from intense fighting and disputes between Kiev a(...)

Journalists waiting for a meeting of the four-way summit on eastern Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus, on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko

Western powers have vowed swiftly to toughen their stance against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine if they judge that today’s peace talks are a fa(...)

Angela Merkel and Barack Obama: after meetings about  Ukraine and other topics at the White House. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Barack Obama has thrown his support behind German diplomatic efforts to contain Russia in Ukraine, hinting that military alternatives under considerat(...)

Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko holds up Russian passports as proof that Russian troops are present in the conflict at talks in Munich at the weekend. Photograph: Tobias Hase

It was -3 degrees in Munich over the weekend and, inside the 51st Security Conference, there was an unmistakable cold war chill. For three days the Ba(...)

 Aminex has said it has signed an asset sale agreement with Solo Oil for the first 6.5 per cent interest in the Kiliwani North Development Licence in Tanzania to Solo Oil

Dublin-headquartered oil and gas exploration firm PetroNeft Resources has reported progress at a number of wells it operates in Tomsk Oblast in the Ru(...)

Judge Sarah Netburn listens to defence attorney Sabrina Shroff as Yevgeny “Zhenya” Buryakov sits in court in New York on Monday.  Photograph: Jane Rosenberg/Reuters

The cover of alleged Russian spies in New York was blown by bugged conversations about their frustration over how mundane their double lives were and(...)