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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks free in Moscow: hopes outrage over the surge in official repressions will invigorate the  movement. Photograph: Evgenia Novozhenina

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny warned the Kremlin to brace for more protests on Friday as he completed a 30-day prison sentence for breachin(...)

South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, at a  National Security Council meeting in Seoul on Thursday. Photograph: South Korean presidential Blue House via Getty Images

South Korea has scrapped a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, citing a “grave change” in security conditions after Tokyo placed export res(...)

A picture taken in 2011 shows buildings at a military base in the small town of Nenonska in the Arkhangelsk region.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Two weeks after a nuclear accident at a Russian military site on the White Sea, Moscow has still not explained what happened, why it happened or what (...)

Civilians flee the conflict zone in Syria’s rebel-held northwestern region of Idlib on Thursday. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian government forces opened a corridor on Thursday for people who want to leave insurgent territory in northwest Syria, where an army offensive ha(...)

The vessel is a floating nuclear reactor, a portable power plant designed to supply electricity to areas disconnected from the grid, with an eye on export opportunities in developing countries

On Friday, three tugs will tow the Akademik Lomonosov barge out of Murmansk to begin a 5,000km voyage to a remote port on the other side of Russia’s A(...)

Two Syrian girls lie in a makeshift clinic after they were wounded during bombardments in the area of Tallmannis in Syria’s northern Idlib province on Tuesday. Photograph:  Zein al-Rifai/AFP/Getty Images

Ten of thousands of people have fled to Syria’s border with Turkey in the last few days as a Syrian army advance pushed further into the opposition’s (...)

Smoke billows above buildings during a reported air strike by pro-regime forces on the town of Hish in Syria’s Idlib province on August 19th, 2019. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

Air strikes on Monday halted a Turkish armoured convoy by targeting its route as it entered Idlib province in northwest Syria. The Turkish defence m(...)

Snow covered mountains rise above the harbour and town of Tasiilaq, Greenland. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Danes woke on Friday wondering if the calendar had been turned back to April 1st. News that US president Donald Trump had floated the idea of purchasi(...)

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler meets with the Vatican ambassador. File photograph: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

“We behold with sorrow,” wrote Achille Ratti (the new Pope Pius XI) in 1922, “society lapsing back slowly but surely into a state of barbarism.” Despi(...)

Protesters  demonstrate  after mass police detentions in Moscow. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov

Prominent Russian artists and journalists were among a crowd that gathered outside a Moscow court on Thursday to support a student accused of stirring(...)

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