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The epic story of people around the world living through the first year of the pandemic

Is it too soon? That is the question whenever a new documentary comes along claiming to bring us the unvarnished truth about the year we’ve just endur(...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says guards were waking him up every hour at night and his appeals for medical care were being ignored. File photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty

Russia’s prison service has defended its treatment of Alexei Navalny, dismissing complaints by the hunger-striking Kremlin critic that he was not gett(...)

An officer of the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service walks near the gate of the Penal Colony No 2, where Alexei Navalny has been transferred. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP via Getty Images

The Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is being held in a prison camp in the Vladimir region of Russia northeast of Moscow known for its strict control of (...)

 Alexei Navalny stands inside a defendants’ cage during a court hearing in Moscow on Tuesday. Photograph: Moscow city court press service handout/AFP via Getty Images

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been jailed for 3½ years in a case that western states say is politically motivated and the anti-corrupti(...)

Nationalist prisoner-turned-prime minister Sadyr Japarov. Photograph: Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP via Getty

Nationalist prisoner-turned-prime minister Sadyr Japarov has won a landslide victory in Kyrgyzstan’s presidential election, with early results on Sund(...)

Ireland meet Slovakia in Bratislava on Thursday evening. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When the European Championships began 60 years ago the organisers faced one early problem. Seventeen countries entered, a mathematically challenging n(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nigel ‘Nidge’ Delaney in Love/Hate

From Nidge and Connell Waldron to Gretta Conroy, Rashers Tierney and Pegeen Mike, all of these people emerged from acts of imagination – but are so(...)

Russian riot police detain a participant during an opposition protest  in Moscow on Saturday. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Russian opposition activists were calling on Sunday for fresh protests hours after a violent police crackdown on demonstrators demanding free and fair(...)

US president Donald Trump and his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Amid a barrage of invitations to Trump associates  from Russians claiming connections to Vladimir Putin during the 2016 election, Kushner urged caution. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

It was late 2015, and the Trump Organization had just signed a letter of intent to fulfil its longstanding ambition of developing a tower in Moscow. L(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern said members of the British Conservative party were “always anti-Europe, always trouble and always the bold kid in the class”.

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has described DUP leader Arlene Foster as a great friend who he tries to get everyone to love despite it being a “bloody(...)

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