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(...)

Aluminium ingots  stored at the foundry shop of the Rusal Krasnoyarsk aluminium smelter in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, last year. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Debt issued by the Dublin-based vehicle used by Russian aluminium giant Rusal to raise finance in international markets has been impacted by sanctions(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin: One of  the individuals targeted is Kirill Shamalov who, the US said, is married to one of  Putin’s daughters. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/Reuters

The Trump administration has unveiled sweeping sanctions against seven high-profile Russian businessmen and their dozen companies, acting on a law pas(...)

Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu and Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe review an honour guard prior to their talks in Moscow on Tuesday. Photograph: Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defence Ministry/Reuters

The US should pay attention to increasingly close military ties between China and Russia, China’s new defence minister has warned during a visit to M(...)

Monday’s announcement by Washington represents the most significant move yet by the Trump administration to censure Russia. Photograph: Al Drago/ The New York Times

Tensions between Russia and the Western international community deepened on Monday after the United States, European countries and their allies expell(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk arriving on Monday in Varna, Bulgaria, where he announced that 14 EU member states are to expel Russian diplomats following the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain. Photograph: Bulgarian government press office via Reuters

In a co-ordinated wave of demonstrations of solidarity with the UK over the Salisbury nerve agent attack, the US, 14 EU states, Canada and Ukraine hav(...)

The terrible and unnecessary new World Cup ball allows some people to complain about the game’s enslavement to capitalism; others take the chance to reminisce about their own favourite balls of times gone by

It’s the same every four years. A couple of months before the World Cup finals, the new tournament ball is used in international friendlies, and the w(...)

Russian-born chess grandmaster Alexander Baburin, who lives in Blackrock, said he voted as an expatriate for Vladimir Putin in the recent Russian presidential election. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev /AFP/Getty Images

The Russian community in Ireland will celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations at their annual ball in October. What will be left to celebrate or h(...)

Bill Browder, head of investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, has spearheaded a campaign against Russian officials.

Bill Browder, a leading international critic of the Putin regime, has urged Ireland to clamp down on corrupt Russian officials, who have invested abro(...)

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