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Salisbury Novichok poisoning suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov: accused with the attempted murder of the Skripals as well as the murder of Dawn Sturgess. Photograph:  Metropolitan Police

Russian state media published 138 contradictory accounts of the nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal last year, a new report has f(...)

President Vladimir Putin dismissed the IOC’s decision to ban Russian athletes from the Pyeongchang games in South Korea as “orchestrated and politically-motivated”.  Photograph: Getty Images

What began as a grassroots online campaign featuring a schoolboy has grown into a mass hashtag protest against Russia’s exclusion from the Winter Olym(...)

Tech companies have focused on clamping down on politically motivated disinformation. Facebook has a label for “disputed” stories and has introduced some independent fact-checking processes.  Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty

Is Ireland ready for its first post-truth referendum campaign? In the 20 months since this country’s last election, democracies around the world have (...)

Michael Flynn: Donald Trump’s former  national security adviser has “a story to tell” amid reports that Flynn is willing to testify about ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The controversy over US president Donald Trump’s ties with Russia deepened on Friday as his former national security adviser offered to testify at two(...)

Justin Barrett, the president of the National Party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin has cancelled an “information meeting” on an anti-immigration and anti-abortion political party for Ireland which was due (...)

The crisis in Ukraine has spread to the Internet, where hackers from both sides are launching large cyberattacks against opposing news organisations.

The crisis in Ukraine has spread to the internet, where hackers from both sides are launching large cyberattacks against opposing news organisa(...)