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Rick Gates, a longtime protégé and junior partner of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort, leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman federal courthouse in Washington on Friday. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

A former top adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has agreed to co-operate with the special counsel inquiry into Russia’s interference in t(...)

 A wounded man is treated  in a hospital in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

Syrian opposition activists have reported a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, leaving three people dead (...)

Businessman and Communist Party nominee Pavel Grudinin display his presidential candidate certificate shortly after receiving it at the Central Election Commission in Moscow. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty

Whether they admit it or not, the seven politicians running against Vladimir Putin don’t have the slightest chance of winning Russia’s upcoming presid(...)

A weather system nicknamed as the “beast from the east” is heading our way, bringing with it freezing temperatures and the likelihood of heavy snow. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland is heading for its coldest snap since the snows of December 2010 brought the country to a halt. The weather system nicknamed as the “beast f(...)

A supporter of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny puts up a flier promoting a boycott of the upcoming presidential election near the entrance to a block of flats in Moscow, Russia, earlier this month. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was briefly detained on Thursday and accused of organising illegal protests, weeks before a presidential ele(...)

Syria Civil Defence members help an unconscious woman from a shelter in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria, on Thursday. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar on Thursday urged the Syrian government to halt the bombing of eastern Ghouta near Damascus as the 7t(...)

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (centre) and Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic (second from right) at the St Sava temple in Belgrade on Thursday. Photograph: Djordje Kojadinovic/Reuters

Serbia has told Russia it will not sacrifice the two countries’ close relations to secure European Union membership, as Moscow accused the EU and Nato(...)

A Rohingya family’s makeshift tent in the Balukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh, in September 2017. Amnesty International said the international community had failed to respond robustly to “crimes against humanity and war crimes from Myanmar to Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen”. Photograph:  Tomas Munita/The New York Times

The crisis in Myanmar and reported massacres of Rohingya Muslims are the consequence of a society encouraged to hate and a lack of global leadership o(...)

Jessamyn Fairfield holds the view that comedy holds a unique element that works superbly for scientific communication. Photograph: Steve Cross

Can you imagine a group of academics sharing their research in a stand-up comedy routine in a packed pub? Well, you don’t have to imagine it because t(...)

Workers remove a sign with the former name of the highway leading to the Greek border, “Alexander of Macedonia”, newly renamed “Friendship Highway”, near Skopje on February 21st. The government decided to change the name of the highway, along with the name of the Skopje airport, following the name dispute with Greece. Photograph:  Robert Atanasovski/Getty Images

"It’s our name, our language and our identity," say the people of Macedonia, asking the international community to recognise their state as the R(...)

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