Timothy Ash

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Founder of the Baring Vostok private equity group Michael Calvey:  has been charged with fraud. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva

Hopes that the Kremlin might intervene in a case against Michael Calvey, the founder of one of Russia’s most longstanding and successful private equit(...)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) stands together with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (C) and Metropolitan Epiphanius, the head of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church (R). Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP

The spiritual head of Orthodox Christians worldwide formally granted independence to the Ukrainian church on Saturday, marking an historic split from (...)

Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev said the US move was “certainly unacceptable and we consider it illegal in so far as it falls completely outside the realm of international law”. Photograph: Alexander Astafyev/Sputnik

The Kremlin slammed United States sanctions targeting Russian officials, oligarchs and their businesses as unlawful on Monday and pledged both to reta(...)

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 (...)

UKrainian deputy Svitlana Zalishchuk: “We have lost a constructive voice at the EU table in terms of sanctions against Russia, support against [Russian] aggression and political and financial support.”

From Ukraine to Albania, countries on the fringes of the European Union are assessing how Brexit will affect their long and often painful efforts to (...)

About 60,000 people with low incomes whose bank accounts have been frozen for at least a year and whose debt doesn’t exceed 35,000 kuna (€4,500) can participatein Croatia’s debt forgiveness programe. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES)

Croatia’s poorest citizens may start applying today to have their debt erased under a one-time measure passed by the government last month. About 60,(...)

Eastern promise: Istanbul – Enterprise Ireland opened an office in the city in January

Irish food exporters are up against it. The Russian ban on EU and others’ foodstuffs over the conflict in Ukraine has had another negative consequence(...)

Cargo ships pass the giant concrete towers which will form part of the new $2.5 billion suspension bridge during construction on the Bosporus in Poyrazkoy, near Istanbul, Turkey. The project is a key piece of a decade-long drive by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to create what he calls a new Turkey. Photograph: Kerem Uzel/Bloomberg

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is riding high again, after his AK Party’s success at recent polls. The country’s most successful leader (...)