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US president Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen exits federal court after entering a guilty plea in Manhattan on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump’s former lawyer, has claimed that Mr Trump’s involvement with a real-estate deal in Russia continued well int(...)

 President Donald Trump  and Russian president Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint press conference after their summit  in Helsinki, Finland. Photogrpah: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

President Donald Trump said after meeting Vladimir Putin he saw no reason to believe his own intelligence agencies rather than trust the Kremlin leade(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop speak to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

Australia has become the latest country to expel Russian diplomats in a show of support for Britain over the Salisbury nerve agent attack. Prime mini(...)

US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin: “The administration is confronting and countering malign Russian cyber activity, including their attempted interference in US elections, destructive cyber attacks, and intrusions targeting critical infrastructure,” he said in a statement. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

The US accused Moscow of staging a series of cyber attacks on US infrastructure including energy, nuclear, and aviation sectors as it unveiled a serie(...)

Police officers get dressed in protective suiting at a car recovery depot in Norton Enterprise Park, where Sergei Skripal’s car was originally transported, in Salisbury on Tuesday. Photograph:  Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Police made a fresh plea on Tuesday for information about last week’s poisoning of a Russian spy and his daughter as a deadline approached for Moscow(...)

Mr Xi has discarded the attempt by Deng Xiaoping to institutionalise checks on the power of China’s leaders — itself a reaction to the wild excesses of the era of Mao Zedong.

Sometimes an announcement succeeds in being both unsurprising and shocking. It had long been evident that China’s Xi Jinping would not — indeed, could(...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures while speaking at the Russia’s Central Election commission in Moscow, Russia, yesterday. Russian election officials have formally barred him from running for president. Photograph: Evgeny Feldman/Navalny Campaign/AP

Russian officials should review opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s calls for an election boycott to see if they might be breaking the law, the Kremlin(...)

 Petro Poroshenko with European Council president Donald Tusk on Thursday: The Ukrainian president described a trade agreement with the EU as “a symbol of the fight of our country for our European future”.  Photograph: EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

The European Union has agreed to accelerate visa liberalisation for Ukrainian citizens at a summit, but it urged the country to continue reform measur(...)

The New Yorker magazine makes its feelings clear.

For CNN it’s simply “ Trump Triumphs”, with the cable network calling it an historic victory for outsiders that represents a stunning repudiation of W(...)

Theresa May (above) will succeed David Cameron as British prime minister on Wednesday. This follows the decision by her rival Andrea Leadsom on Monday to pull out of the Tory leadership race. Photograph: Getty

Theresa May will become Britain’s next prime minister on Wednesday after an anticipated contest for the leadership evaporated in the wake of her rival(...)

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