Michael Mcfaul

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The Aughinish Alumina Refinery on the Shannon Estuary near Foynes, Co Limerick

There was good news for the greater Shannon area last weekend, when the US treasury announced it was officially lifting sanctions on energy giant Rusa(...)

 Alexander Prokopchuk, Russian candidate to head the  international police organisation Interpol, pictured in 2015. Photograph:  Russian interior ministry via Reuters

The Kremlin has denounced a group of US senators for interfering in an upcoming Interpol election in which a Russian law enforcer is running for leade(...)

US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin: Mr Trump has found someone who wants to hang out with him and who understands  he is THE MOST MISTREATED PRESIDENT IN HISTORY. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

It’s “Executive Time” and the chief executive is very busy in the residence. Too busy even to give his full attention to watching Fox & Friends an(...)

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 (...)

Vladimir Putin gestures during a meeting with Russian ambassadors to foreign countries in Moscow on Thursday. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin via AP

Russian president Vladimir Putin accused the American political establishment of threatening the US economy, its national security and its allies with(...)

Superpowers: Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama at the G20 summit in September 2016. The US president reportedly told his Russian counterpart he had “better stop or else”. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/AFP/Getty

Barack Obama received an “intelligence bombshell” from the CIA last August warning him that the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, was directing a hac(...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron with  British prime minister Theresa May and US president Donald Trump at the G7 summit in Sicily. Macron has received praise internationally for his dealings with foreign leaders. Photograph:  Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

In less than a month, the election of Emmanuel Macron has transformed France for the better, though there’s an underlying anxiety that pride in the yo(...)

The Netherlands’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans speaks during the United Nations 68th session of the General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York on September 27th, last. Photograph:  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The Netherlands was seeking answers on Wednesday after a Dutch diplomat was beaten in Moscow, the latest in a series of incidents testing relations b(...)

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny (centre) stands yesterday inside a courtroom in Kirov where he was sentenced to five years in jail for theft. Photograph: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin

The European Union and United States have led sweeping condemnation of the jailing of Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition leader and fierce critic of(...)

A man named as Ryan Fogle by the Russian Federal Security Service, sits in the receiving office of the Federal Security Service in Moscow

Russia has expelled a US diplomat whom it accuses of being an undercover CIA agent who tried to recruit a member of Moscow’s security services,(...)

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