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(...)

Russian historian and professor Oleg Sokolov  before a court hearing in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Monday. Photograph:  Anton Vaganov/Reuters

Perhaps because of its disturbing history, there has always been something slightly spooky about Saint Petersburg’s elegant Moika River embankment whe(...)

Prof Oleg Sokolov giving orders to his troops during a re-enactment of the 1812 war in St Petersburg in 2014. File photograph: Olga Maltseva/AFP via Getty Images

A well-known history professor pulled from a river with a backpack containing severed arms has been detained by police in the Russian city of St Peter(...)

Francis Brennan seems uncharacteristically unsure of himself

At an early juncture in Francis Brennan’s latest venture before the camera, the ebullient hotelier find himself considering the demands of a local bro(...)

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(...)

Demi Isaac Oviawe in a promotional shot for RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars.

Young Offenders actor Demi Isaac Oviawe was among those celebrating after receiving her Leaving Cert results on Tuesday. The 18-year-old from Mallow (...)

Police officers detain opposition politician, would-be candidate Lyubov Sobol  in  Moscow. Photograph:  Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Protesters once again took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday, decrying the exclusion of some independent and opposition candidates for upcoming cit(...)

Chateau d’Estoublon in Provence, France. The property is included in Airbnb’s new platform. Photograph: Airbnb

When Airbnb launched in 2008, the tech startup offered cash-strapped travellers cheap overnight stays on sofas and in spare bedrooms around the world.(...)

Leading Russian newspapers RBK, Kommersant and Vedomosti publish front pages in support of detained journalist Ivan Golunov. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Russia’s three top business dailies ran identical front pages on Monday, declaring “I am/We are Ivan Golunov” after an investigative reporter of that (...)

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