Agape Deng with her husband Tim Wang in Newmarket, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

When people ask Agape Deng where she comes from the answer is complicated. Born in Taiwan, she spent most of her childhood in Russia before moving to (...)

 Russian communists take part in protest rally against a government proposed pension reform plan in Moscow on Sunday. Photograph: Maixm Shipenkov/EPA

Thousands of people across Russia joined protests on Sunday against government plans to raise the pension age, despite recent promises by president Vl(...)

Romelu Lukaku: has recovered from an ankle injury and will lead Belgium’s attack against Japan. Photograph/: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Belgium v Japan, Rostov Arena, Monday, 7.0 (Live on RTÉ2/BBC!) Belgium go into Monday’s World Cup last 16 match against Japan full of confidence but (...)

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov   is being held in an isolation cell in a remote prison in Arctic Siberia. Photograph: Reuters/Sergey Pivovarov

The remote prison in Arctic Siberia where Oleg Sentsov is on hunger strike is thousands of kilometres away from the stadiums in European Russia hostin(...)

Russian investigators and police inspect the crash site of a Boeing 737-800 plane of Flydubai at the airport of Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Sunday. Photograph: Arkady Budnitsky/EPA

Relatives gathered to mourn the 62 victims of a passenger jet crash in southern Russia on Sunday and officials warned an investigation could take week(...)

The cause of the accident is not yet known. Maxim Grigoryev / Russia Emergencies Ministry / AFP / Getty Images

Below is a list of some of the more significant crashes involving Russian planes or foreign aircraft in Russian airspace over the past decade. March (...)

 Russian investigators inspect the wreckage at a site of the crash of Boeing 737-800 of FlyDubai airliner at the airport of Rostov-on-Don, Russia, on Sunday. Sixty two people (55 passengers and 7 crew members) died in the crash. Photograph: EPA

The flight recorders from a passenger jet which crashed in southern Russia killing all 62 people on board are badly damaged and could take up to a mon(...)