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Donald Trump is often said to be unprecedented in American history, and in some respects he is. But not entirely. There is one other demagogue in the(...)

Hundreds of students gather to protest the decision of Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika (82) to run for a fifth term, in Algiers, earlier this week. Photograph:  Anis Belghoul/AP Photo

The 250,000 US diplomatic cables dumped online by Wikileaks in 2010 – a vast compendium of intelligence, insight, gossip and idle speculation – remain(...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan give a joint news conference following their trilateral talks in Sochi on February 14th. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyevass via Getty Images

In the Black Sea resort of Sochi on St Valentine’s Day, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin welcomed the leaders of Turkey and Iran with tea and biscuit(...)

Although French president Emmanuel Macron in his open letter described Brexit as the symbol of Europe’s crisis, he was conciliatory towards the UK, asking that it be included on a European Security Council. Photograph:  Caroline Blumberg/AFP/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron’s open letter to the citizens of Europe, which was published by this newspaper and dailies in 27 other EU countries on Tuesd(...)

 Mart Helme, leader of ERKE. He has tried to put  pressure on the government over the Danske Bank money laundering scandal. Photograph: Getty Images

Estonia’s nationalist and Eurosceptic EKRE party is poised for significant gains when voters in the Nato frontline state elect a new parliament on Sun(...)

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel discussed Brexit at a joint press conference at the Elysée Palace. Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday cast doubt on his and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s willingness to accept a possible vote in the British parliamen(...)

  Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (centre-left) and his brother Oleg  take part in a memorial march for Boris Nemtsov to mark the fourth anniversary of his murder, in Moscow. Photograph: EPA

Thousands of people gathered in Moscow on Sunday for the annual march to commemorate the slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was shot de(...)

After four years as the European Union’s top diplomat in Washington, David O’Sullivan will soon leave the US capital – as well as the EU’s civil service. His role as EU ambassador has given him exposure to many of DC’s famous residents, including Barack and Michelle Obama. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

High on the 10th floor of the EU delegation building overlooking Washington Circle in downtown DC, David O’Sullivan is preparing to leave the office t(...)

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(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: hopes EU will restore political and economic relations with Russia and allow mutual business to flourish. Photograph: Michael Klimentyev/Sputnik

Vladimir Putin moved to shore up flagging domestic support on Wednesday, calling for an increase in government spending to fund national modernisation(...)

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