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An electronic screen, installed on the facade of a business centre, shows an image of Russian president Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Anton Vaganov/Reuters

Vladimir Putin’s current term as president of Russia ends in 2024, and speculation has been rife over the future intentions of a man who has served lo(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Analysts say he wants to secure a political future for himself and Russia when he is constitutionally mandated to step down in 2024. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/Sputnik/ Government pool via AP

Vladimir Putin has announced the most sweeping political changes in Russia in almost three decades. The constitution will change in a way that could s(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  has proposed sweeping changes to the country’s constitution. Photograph: Alexey Nikolosky/Sputnik/Kremlin pool/EPA

Vladimir Putin has proposed changes to Russia’s constitution that would limit the power of a potential successor if he steps down in 2024, indicating (...)

 Since 2010 a total of 707 children have been adopted.  File photograph: Getty Images

Almost 5,000 children from 34 countries have been adopted by parents resident in Ireland since 1991, figures published on Wednesday show. A report f(...)

Villagers in Xinjiang are taken  to cotton farms, sometimes hundreds of miles away. They pick the crop that ends up in Chinese clothing factories. Photograph: Adam Dean/New York Times

The order from Chinese officials was blunt and urgent. Villagers from Muslim minorities should be pushed into jobs, willing or not. Quotas would be se(...)

President Donald Trump meeting with president Vladimir Putin of Russia in June, 2019. File photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin discussed the state of relations between their two countries in a phone call instigated(...)

Rescuers working at the site of an airplane crash near Almaty airport, some 20km from the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Friday. Photograph: Handout/EPA

A passenger jet carrying 98 people crashed into a building shortly after take-off from Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan on Friday morning, k(...)

 Astana’s  Dmitri Shomko celebrates scoring his goal against Manchester United. Photograph: Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images

Astana 2 Manchester United 1 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s kids slumped to defeat on Manchester United’s furthest and coldest ever European adventure as de(...)

 United’s Max Taylor during training in the Astana Arena, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Photograph:  Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer called cancer survivor Max Taylor an inspiration to the entire team after naming the teenage defender as part of Manchester Unite(...)

Richard Dunwoody: Forget winning the Grand National when your three-year -old kicks off it can really take it out of you

7.15am Milly, who is four in November, gets me up, and I have coffee with my girlfriend Olivia before she does the school drop-off. We moved to Madrid(...)

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