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Russian president Vladimir Putin: due to meet US president Donald Trump for talks at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan at the end of the month, with arms control expected to be on the agenda. Photograph: Alexey Nikolsky/EPA/Sputnik/Kremlin pool

Vladimir Putin has asked his parliament to approve legislation formally withdrawing Russia from a nuclear arms control pact with the US that has been (...)

Yellow-vest (gilets jaunes) protestors at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a demonstration over high fuel prices in December, 2018. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Emmanuel Macron’s party is in danger of losing Sunday’s European Parliament elections in France to far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement Nati(...)

Moby: older and wiser? Photograph: Michael Bezjian/Getty

You can tell a lot about Moby’s second memoir, the follow-up to his 2016 effort, Porcelain, from its title: Then It Fell Apart. You can tell even more(...)

 The article, published in Kommersant on April 17th, cited unnamed sources as saying that Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of the upper house of parliament, could be replaced by Sergei Naryshkin, head of the SVR Foreign Intelligence Service, in the coming months. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

A senior editor and 10 journalists at Russian daily newspaper Kommersant said on Monday they were resigning to protest against the firing of two colle(...)

 Donald Trump and Viktor Orban in the White House this week. The encounter was largely framed as a meeting of ideological allies but the agenda is likely to have been dominated by questions that put them at loggerheads. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Pool via Bloomberg

For more than 20 years, Viktor Orban was shut out of the White House. His last visit was in 1998, deep into Clinton’s second term, when the Hungarian (...)

Riot police confront activists protesting against a plan to build an Orthodox cathedral in a park in the Russian Urals city of Yekaterinburg. Photograph: Alexei Vladykin/AFP/Getty

Police in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg were bracing for fresh protests on Thursday as activists prepared to rally for a fourth night against plan(...)

Candidates to succeed Jean Claude Juncker as European Commission president gather before their debate at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday. (From left) Jan Zahradil, Nico Cué, Ska Keller,  Margrethe Vestager, Frans Timmermans  and Manfred Weber. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

Frans Timmermans was being careful. The European Commission vice-president, who is the socialist group’s (PES) nominee for the commission presidency, (...)

President Donald Trump addresses troops during a surprise visit to  Al Asad Air Base in Iraq in December. Photograph: Al Drago/ The New York Times

The United States ordered staff to vacate US embassies and consulates in Iraq on Wednesday amid signs of mounting tensions between the United States a(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo during a meeting in Sochi. Photograph:  Pavel Golovkin/AFP/Getty Images

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo called for Moscow and Washington to put aside mistrust and build a more (...)

 Chinese vice premier Liu He, second left,  says goodbye to US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin, centre,   and US trade representative Robert Lighthizer as they break from meetings  in Washington, DC. Photograph:  Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images

China vowed to take retaliatory action after the United States slapped tariffs on Chinese exports on Friday, escalating the growing trade war between (...)

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