The apartment building at Krylova Street in Yekaterinburg, next to the football stadium. Residents have been told not to stand on their balconies during match days in case they are shot by police snipers. Photograph: Alexei Kolchin/Reuters

On a cold winter day in February, residents of an apartment block in the World Cup city of Yekaterinburg were abruptly cut off from their main access (...)

Tents where migrants live in a makeshift camp are packed alongside of the canal Saint-Martin in Paris on  May 18th. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

Some 2,500 migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East are sleeping rough in three dirty, rat-infested and drug-riddled encampments in no(...)

Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, who has been proposed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League as Italy’s new prime minister.

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League have proposed Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, as the country’s new(...)

A bullet hole in the window of a cafe located near the area where a knife attacker was shot dead by police officers in central Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP Photo

A knife-wielding attacker who killed a passerby and injured four others in Paris on Saturday evening had been flagged as a security risk and interview(...)

Russian police officers detain a protester during an unauthorised anti-Putin rally called by opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Saturday in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Moscow arrested hundreds of demonstrators in a brutal crackdown on an opposition rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, two days before V(...)

Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan April 30th, 2018. Photograph: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 26 people on Monday, including nine journalists who had arrived to report on an initial blast (...)

A Russian flag featuring Vladimir Putin  at the central Manezhnaya Square just outside the Kremlin in Moscow in 2012. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

It is one of the most extraordinary crimes of Putin-era Russia, has seen the deaths of some of those who have tried to inquire into it, and has led to(...)

Police are seen at the scene of a hostage situation in a supermarket in Trebes, France. Photograph: Reuters

Three people were killed in southwestern France on Friday when a gunman held up a car, opened fire on police and then took hostages in a supermarket. (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte at the 33rd annual dinner of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France in Paris.  Photograph:  Ludovic Marin/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron has rejected an appeal from Francis Kalifat, the president of the council of Jewish institutions in France (Crif), to recogn(...)

On Saturday January 27th, 2018, 329 refugees and migrants, mostly from Eritrea and Bangladesh, waited to be rescued by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil. Photograph: Santi Palacios/AP

An estimated 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler’s boat capsized early on Friday, leaving three known surv(...)

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