A woman stands in front of a destroyed house  in the Nagorno-Karabakh region’s main city of Stepanakert on Thursday, during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

In Russia’s self-proclaimed sphere of influence, Russia is losing its influence. Concurrent crises in Belarus, Central Asia and the Caucasus region ha(...)

Irina Slavina, the editor of a Russian news site. Photograph: Facebook

The editor of a Russian news website died after setting herself on fire outside a regional police headquarters on Friday, a day after officers searche(...)

‘It is extremely encouraging to be able to begin seeing the benefits of the field optimisation programmes which started last year,’ said David Sturt, chief executive of Petroneft. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Dublin-headquartered oil and gas exploration company Petroneft said production rose in July, as market conditions improved and field optimisation prog(...)

Police block protesters during a rally in St Petersburg on August 1st in support of  the deposed  Khabarovsk  governor Sergei Furgal. Photograph: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

Vladimir Putin had been reassured that the regional election in September 2018 would be nothing to worry about. Putin’s man would retain the governors(...)

Former journalist Ivan Safronov, detained on charges of treason for divulging state military secrets, stands inside a defendants’ cage during a court hearing in Moscow on Tuesday. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AFP

Russian security services have opened a treason case against a former journalist who recently began working as an adviser to the head of the country’s(...)

A  piece of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17  in a field in Donetsk: the jet flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17th, 2014, was blown out of the sky.  Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP

Four men, three of them with alleged links to Russia’s security services, are to be tried in their absence in connection with the shooting-down of Mal(...)

Photograph: iStock

Petroneft Resources has raised more than $2 million in a share placing, with the funds earmarked for its 2020 capital investment programme. The compa(...)

Demonstrators wave Ukraine national flags in central Kiev to protest against broader autonomy for separatist territories, part of a plan to end the  war with Russian-backed fighters in Donbas. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of Ukrainians marched on Sunday to warn President Volodymyr Zelenskiy against making any dangerous concessions to Russia as he tries to revi(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph:  Saul Loeb/Getty Images

Memorandum of telephone conversation between US president Donald Trump and Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25th, 2019. Not a verbatim tra(...)

 Katie-George Dunlevy and  Eve McCrystal: they covered the 31.2km time-trial course in 41 minutes 2.51 seconds. Photograph:   Jean-Baptiste Benavent/Sportsfile

The 2017 and 2018 paracycling world time-trial champions Katie-George Dunlevy/Eve McCrystal made it a treble on Thursday, winning yet another tandem g(...)

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