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A man resting in a park in Singapore next to a Covid social distancing notice. Photograph:  Roslan Rahman/AFP via Getty Images

From the paddocks of rural New Zealand and Australia’s beachside suburbs to Singapore’s high rises, people are facing a daunting new reality: living w(...)

Chairman of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia, Vojtech Filip: “I am very disappointed because it is a really big failure.” Photograph: AFP/Getty

Czech voters evicted the communists from parliament for the first time since the end of the second World War, voting out a party whose forebears had r(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping attends the commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

China’s reunification with Taiwan must happen and will happen peacefully, the country’s leader Xi Jinping said, despite a ratcheting-up of threats to (...)

Members of Iraq’s security forces take part in early voting ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Baghdad. Photograph: Sabah Arar

Iraqis go to the polls on Sunday in an assembly election, the fifth since the US ousted the secular Baathist government in 2003 and installed a sectar(...)

The Lithuanian embassy in Beijing:  China demanded Lithuania recall its envoy  after Vilnius allowed Taiwan to set up an office under its own name in a move seen as provocative by the Chinese government. Photograph: Jade Gao/AFP/ via Getty Images

It was never a secret that China tightly controls what its people can read and write on their mobile phones. But it came as a shock to officials in L(...)

One of more than 30 military planes China flew toward Taiwan in the second large display of force in as many days

China has flown more than 30 military planes toward Taiwan in the second large display of force in as many days. Taiwan’s defence ministry said 39 ai(...)

Memorials to more than 6,600 people killed by the Soviet security services from 1937-41 at Kommunarka in southern Moscow. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Genrikh Yagoda surely enjoyed the perks of being a senior secret policeman under Josef Stalin, including the large wooden dacha that was especially bu(...)

Communist Party activist and election monitor Natalya Koval wears a placard that denounces the ruling United Russia party, which reads ‘Crooks and thieves – we didn’t elect you’, at a protest in Moscow. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Thirty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union smashed its monopoly on power in Russia, today’s Communist Party is now being dragged – apparently(...)

Moscow State University maths professor Mikhail Lobanov addresses the crowd at Thursday night’s protest against allegedly rigged online voting in last weekend’s Russian parliamentary elections. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Muscovites, like people in every European capital, now manage much of their lives through their phones, using a data network that is as quick and che(...)

Valery Rashkin,  first secretary of the Russian Communist Party in Moscow, speaks to supporters at a rally in the city’s Pushkin Square on Monday night. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Cold autumn rain gleamed on the shoulders of Alexander Pushkin as a crowd gathered around the poet’s statue on the Moscow square that bears his name. (...)

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