Paul Whelan, a former US Marine accused of espionage, is seen behind glass during a hearing at a court in Moscow. Photograph: AFP

A Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, the US citizen accused of spying on Russia, has said his client was carrying state secrets when he was arrested in M(...)

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaking during an interview in Moscow on November 8th, 2016. Photograph: Yury Martyanov/AFP/Getty Images

A Russian lawyer known for her involvement in a controversial 2016 meeting with Donald Trump’s campaign was charged on Tuesday with obstruction of jus(...)

Paul Whelan, a former US marine living in Michigan, has been arrested on spying charges in Russia. Photograph: Family handout/PA

Irish officials have sought permission from the Russian government to visit a former US marine being held on suspicion of espionage. It emerged on F(...)

In a court in Washington on Tuesday, Gen Michael Flynn was lambasted by a federal judge, who expressed “disgust” at the three-star general’s attempts to mislead investigators. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

To date, Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, has laid criminal cha(...)

US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

A defiant President Donald Trump has said he never directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to break the law. In a series of Twitter posts – in which(...)

 Igor Korobov, former head of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

The head of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency that the West has blamed for a string of brazen attacks died on Wednesday after “a serious and l(...)

US vice president Mike Pence laid out allegations of Chinese election interference in a harshly worded speech on Thursday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

The Trump administration stepped up its criticism of China on Thursday as vice president Mike Pence accused Beijing of meddling in US elections. Spea(...)

Two men, purported to be Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov: they had virtually identical passport numbers, separated by only three digits. Photograph:  AFP Photo/Russia Today (RT)

A leak of Russian government data about the suspects in the Salisbury poisoning may provide a rare peek into how Russia’s military intelligence agency(...)

Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy: “For the IOC to be pushing for Russia to be reinstated, it is wrong and it fundamentally undermines what we are all trying to do in terms of clean sport.” Photograph:     Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), set up to police sport against the use of banned substances, has been accused of undermining the ethics and trans(...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin with US actor Steven Seagal  at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool

Steven Seagal has just been appointed by Vladimir Putin as special representative for Russian-US humanitarian ties, which means, either I’m having som(...)

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