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(...)

Mariia Butina, then leader of a pro-gun organization in Russia, pictured on Sunday, April 21st, 2013 speaking to a crowd during a rally in support of legalising the possession of handguns in Moscow. Photograph: AP

For four years, a Russian accused of being a covert agent pursued a brazen effort to infiltrate conservative circles and influence powerful Republican(...)

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows anti-aircraft fire in the sky after US-led airstrikes targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus. Photograph: SANA/AP

The United States, France and Britain have bombed a number of government installations in Syria, launching more than 100 missiles against targets they(...)

Yulia Skripal has been released from hospital and her father,  former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, is reportedly recovering rapidly. Photograph:  Facebook

Russia has warned Britain that it will view as abduction any move to resettle former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who are recovering fr(...)

Yulia Skripal told a relative that ‘everything is fine, everything is fixable, everyone is getting better’. Photograph: Facebook

Yulia Skripal has said she is recovering from the nerve agent attack on her and her father, Sergei, and thanked the people of Salisbury for their supp(...)

Russian president Vladimir holds a joint press conference with the Turkish president after their meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on April 3rd, 2018. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

The worst crisis in East-West relations since the Cold War deepened on Wednesday as the EU backed the integrity of the UK’s investigation into the poi(...)

Russian embassy spokesman Vasily Velichkin:  “In response to their unjustified expulsions of Russian diplomats based on Britain’s proof-free accusations of Russia related to the Skripal case, it should not come as a surprise.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Russia on Friday expelled 59 more diplomats from 23 countries – including one from Ireland – as relations between Moscow and the West continue to dete(...)

Irish Ambassador to Russia Adrian McDaid arriving on Friday at  the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow, to be informed that an Irish diplomat is to be expelled. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

An Irish diplomat is being expelled from Russia in response to the expulsion of a Russian envoy from Ireland, the Department of Foreign Affairs has co(...)

Russian ambassador Yury Filatov with the media in the Russian embassy last week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland is not among the 14 EU States that decided to expel a total of 32 Russian diplomats in a co-ordinated move yesterday. However, while not mak(...)

Paschal Donohoe: “it is appropriate that Ireland conduct a review of this matter within our own jurisdiction, and that is what is happening”

Ministers will be briefed in the coming days on the security review of the Russian embassy currently taking place, before the Cabinet decides on any p(...)

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