The Moscow headquarters of Russia’s justice ministry, which published a list of nine media organisations designated foreign agents, including Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Russia labelled nine US-funded media outlets as foreign agents on Tuesday in retaliation for similar US action targeting RT, the English-language Rus(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin with his spokesman Dmitri Peskov (left) and foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (rear) at the recent G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/New York Times

Russia stepped up its war of words against the US this week after politicians in Washington moved to tighten sanctions to punish Moscow for allegedly (...)