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Unlike Greta Thunberg, eco activist Arshak Makichyan does not have a wealthy family to support him. Photograph: Facebook

As Extinction Rebellion protests took off in scores of world cities this week a Russian television newscaster delivered a damning verdict on the Swedi(...)

Rev Frederick O’Neill and his wife Mrs Annie O’Neill (nee Wilson)  outside their home in Faku in China in the 1930s. Photograph: Marion Young

“At times I gave gifts to local rulers or kings, over and above what I paid to their sons who travelled with me. Despite this, they took me and my com(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (centre) beside his wife Ri Sol-ju during the grand gymnastics and artistic performance at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang on Monday.  The woman next to Ri Sol-ju appears to be Mr Kim’s sister, Kim Yo-jong. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

Kim Jong-un’s influential younger sister has appeared in public for the first time in more than 50 days, attending the “Mass Games” propaganda display(...)

Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin raise their glasses for a toast at their meeting in the Russian port city of Vladivostok on Thursday.  Photograph: KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un told Russian president Vladimir Putin that peace and security on the Korean peninsula depended on the US, warning tha(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shake hands talks in Vladivostok on Thursday.  Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/Sputnik/EPA

Vladimir Putin hailed “fruitful” talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their first summit, which boosted Moscow’s efforts to insert itself int(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends a welcome ceremony as he arrives at the railway station in the Russian far-eastern city of Vladivostok on Wednesday. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

The Kremlin threw down the welcome mat for Kim Kong-un on Wednesday as the North Korean leader arrived in Russia for his first ever face-to-face talks(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia for talks with Vladimir Putin this month, the Kremlin said. Photograph: Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is to visit Russia and meet president Vladimir Putin, state media has said. The Korean Central News Agency released a(...)

 The North’s official Korean Central News Agency did not specify what type of weapon was involved in the test. File Photograph: KCNA/EPA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will travel to Russia this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on Thursday, announcing th(...)

 A view of the US embassy building in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russia has said it will not exchange a former US marine arrested in Moscow for Russians detained by the US. Commenting on the possibility of an exch(...)

Andrei Tarasenko: hundreds of protesters took to the streets  after Mr Tarasenko suddenly overtook Andrei Ishchenko’s lead in the final stages of the vote count on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/ Yuri Maltsev

Election authorities in Russia’s far east cancelled the results of a gubernatorial election on Thursday after protests erupted over blatant vote riggi(...)

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