A Pobeda Airlines plane at Uytash Airport in Makhachkala, the capital city of Russia’s Republic of Dagestan, earlier this year. Photograph: Alexander Ryumin\Tass via Getty Images

The Kremlin’s aviation regulator, Rosaviatsia, has issued a decree granting permission for Aeroflot’s low-cost subsidiary to start flying a new direct(...)

US president Donald Trump reiterated his criticism of the media as “the enemy of the people” on Thursday, insisting that meeting with Vladimir Putin had been a “great success”. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

A defiant Donald Trump has instructed his national security adviser to invite Russian president Vladimir Putin to Washington in the autumn, the White (...)

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(...)

A cartoon baby blimp of US president Donald Trump in Parliament Square, London. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP

US prosecutors indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday for hacking Democratic emails during the 2016 presidential election, increasing pre(...)

The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, refurbished for the World Cup, is the biggest venue in the 2018 tournament, with a capacity of 81,000 people. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

As the Italian Conte Verde ocean liner set sail from Genoa to South America in 1930, this newspaper bore no mention of its departure or where it was g(...)

 Gina Haspel: wrote a letter to senator Mark Warner, a Democrat on the intelligence committee, addressing concerns about the interrogation programme after the September 11th, 2001 terror attacks. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The Senate intelligence committee has endorsed Gina Haspel’s nomination to become the next head of the CIA, paving the way for her approval by the fu(...)

President Donald Trump meets  German chancellor Angela Merkel in the White House, April 27th, 2018. Photograph: AP

German chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to make little headway in lobbying against US sanctions due to come into effect next Tuesday when she met US (...)

President of Rusal Oleg Deripaska. Washington said this week it would consider lifting the sanctions altogether if  Deripaska ceded control of the group. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

One of Aughinish Alumnia’s main suppliers has warned that the Co Limerick plant still remains under threat from US sanctions against Russia despite si(...)

Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “Rather than reporting Russia’s offer to meddle in a US election, the Trump campaign welcomed Russia’s help.” Photograph:  EPA/Justin Lane

US president Donald Trump’s legal challenges continued to mount on Friday as the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sued the Trump campaign in a fede(...)

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(...)

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