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Founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group Michael Calvey:  has been charged with fraud. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva

Hopes that the Kremlin might intervene in a case against Michael Calvey, the founder of one of Russia’s most longstanding and successful private equit(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: hopes EU will restore political and economic relations with Russia and allow mutual business to flourish. Photograph: Michael Klimentyev/Sputnik

Vladimir Putin moved to shore up flagging domestic support on Wednesday, calling for an increase in government spending to fund national modernisation(...)

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, pictured in July 2017 when he was acting director of the agency. Photograph: Aaron P  Bernstein/Reuters

Donald Trump renewed his attack on Andrew McCabe on Monday, in response to an interview in which the former deputy FBI director discussed his new book(...)

US senator Lindsey Graham: ‘There’s an allegation by the acting FBI director at the time that the deputy attorney general was basically trying to do an administrative coup.’ File photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Republican senator Lindsey Graham has promised a Senate investigation into claims senior justice department officials discussed invoking the 25th amen(...)

Iran’s  Hassan Rouhani,  Russia’s Vladimir Putin  and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan  at a trilateral meeting about Syria in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on February 14th. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov

Russia, Iran and Turkey have welcomed the US’s decision to withdraw its troops from northern Syria, but have failed to agree on a plan to deal with th(...)

US investor Michael Calvey attending a court hearing in Moscow on Friday. Photograph: AFP

Law enforcers in Moscow have arrested the American founder of a Russia-focused private-equity fund on fraud charges in a case that has sent shock wav(...)

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey. Photograph: Chris Wattie/Reuters

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey said Silicon Valley companies, including his own, have not done enough to protect victims of online abuse, calling(...)

Polar bears  in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, located in the Arctic Ocean, North of Russia. Photograph:  The Siberian Times

Russia is battling an unprecedented invasion of polar bears on a remote Arctic archipelago that is home to the country’s most northerly military base.(...)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intends to raise concerns over the national and regional presence of Huawei in talks with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

Top US officials will visit central Europe this week to discuss closer co-operation on issues ranging from energy to defence, and to shore up alliance(...)

Dennis Christensen is escorted inside a courthouse following the verdict announcement in the town of Oryol on Wednesday. Photograph:  Mladen Antonov/AFP

A court in western Russia handed a Danish citizen a six-year prison term on Tuesday for practising his religion as a Jehovah’s Witness. Dennis Christ(...)

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