Dutch investigators  work at the site of  the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17shot down   in eastern Ukraine, November 16th, 2014. Photograph:  Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev

Four fugitive suspects go on trial in the Netherlands on Monday charged with the murder of 298 passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17,(...)

Roger Stone (centre), a longtime political advisor to US president Donald  Trump, and his wife Nydia (left) arrive for his sentencing hearing at the DC Federal District Court in Washington, DC on Thursday. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Roger Stone, the longtime confidant of Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison following nearly two weeks of controversy over how the (...)

Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov (left) and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Bulgaria declared two Russian diplomats as personae non gratae for allegedly gathering state secrets. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin

Moscow has sharply criticised Bulgaria after it expelled two Russians for alleged spying and charged three others in a mysterious poisoning case, in m(...)

Vladimir Putin: appears to be still using Windows XP. Sergei Chirikov/EPA

Russian agents have been accused of worldwide hacking operations, but someone at the Kremlin has apparently forgotten to inform Vladimir Putin of the (...)

 Russian embassy  in Berlin: tensions mount as Moscow refuses to co-operate in the investigation of a murder in which German prosecutors suspect Russian or Chechen involvement. Photograph:  Carsten Koall/GettY

Russia on Thursday expelled two German diplomats in what it called a standard diplomatic response to a similar move by Germany last week and said it h(...)

Part of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site in the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), about 80km east of Donetsk in Ukraine, in September 2014. Photograph: Alexander Khudoteply/AFP/Getty Images

An international investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has released a series of phone intercepts, including one between(...)

US Attorney General William Barr. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/EPA

The US Justice Department has shifted its review of the Russia inquiry to a criminal investigation, a source told AP. The revelation comes as US pres(...)

 Chernobyl. The aftermath of the (much smaller) nuclear accident that occurred this month in  Russia’s Arkhangelsk region carries unsettling echoes of the Chernobyl cover up of 30 years ago. Photograph:  Yuri Kazakov/Reuters

In an early scene in Chernobyl, the HBO drama written by Craig Mazin, the local party apparatchiks have gathered in an underground bunker at 4am to di(...)

A Curaleaf store in New York. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A former Credit Suisse banker best known for his role in privatising Russian state assets after the fall of communism is capitalizing on another trans(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin arrives at a state council meeting in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin via Reuters

Vladimir Putin has trumpeted the growth of national populist movements in Europe and America, crowing that liberalism is spent as an ideological force(...)

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