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Demonstrators call for the resignation of Czech prime minister Andrej Babis, on Saturday, the day marking the 29th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, in front of Prague Castle. Photograph:  Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Czechs have protested against their prime minister, Andrej Babis, and urged him to resign over a string of scandals, including claims fro(...)

 Czech prime minister Andrej Babis: mounting pressure to step down. Photograph:  EPA/Martin Divisek

Czech prime minister Andrej Babis faces mounting pressure to step down, amid extraordinary claims that he forced his son out of the country to stop hi(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau attend the opening session of the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday. Photograph:  Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Kremlin via Reuters

“My fellow Americans, an hour ago I learned that Russia had begun preparing its nuclear arsenal. I immediately ordered the United States’ armed forces(...)

People attend a campaign meeting for  Denis Pushilin, in Donetsk. Photograph: Aleksey Filippov/AFP/Getty Images

Russia has defended Sunday’s separatist elections in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and its western allies denounced as a sham that would only harm effor(...)

Austrian ambassador to Russia Johannes Eigner leaves the Russian foreign ministry headquarters in Moscow after it was declared that Austria suspects a recently retired military officer in spying for Russia for decades, on Friday. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Austria condemned Russia for espionage on Friday after launching an investigation of a retired army colonel suspected of spying for Moscow for many ye(...)

Acting head of the  Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) Leonid Pasechnik during his pre-election address this week ahead of the upcoming vote for a new leader in Luhansk, Ukraine. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters

Western governments have urged Russia to cancel Sunday’s planned elections in parts of eastern Ukraine under its de-facto control, warning that they w(...)

People holding placards reading “Who are Gandzyuk’s killers?” in front of the ministry of internal affairs of Ukraine. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty

Ukrainian prosecutor general Yuri Lutsenko has offered to resign over the murder of activist Kateryna Handziuk, amid anger about the investigation int(...)

Protesters demonstrate in front of Ukraine’s ministry of internal affairs in remembrance of  anti-corruption campaigner Kateryna Handziuk. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s leaders face domestic and international demands to protect its civil society and end the impunity of powerful criminals, following the death(...)

Ukrainian anti-corruption activist Kateryna Handziuk, who died on Sunday.

Ukrainian anti-corruption activist Kateryna Handziuk died on Sunday from injuries suffered in an acid attack, increasing pressure on officials who are(...)

Cuba’s  Miguel Diaz-Canel shakes hands with Russian president Vladimir Putin  in the Kremlin during his state visit. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov

Russia has rolled out the welcome mat for the visiting Cuban leader, Miguel Diaz-Canel, promising to bolster political and economic ties even as its t(...)

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