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 Russian journalist Arkadiy Babchenko. Photo: Getty Images

A Russian journalist critical of President Vladimir Putin was shot dead at his home in Kiev on Tuesday night, the third assassination in two years of (...)

Part of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site in the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80km east of Donetsk in Ukraine, in September 2014. Photograph: Alexander Khudoteply/AFP/Getty Images

Australia and the Netherlands have both formally accused Russia of being responsible for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2(...)

Missile fire  over Daraa, Syria, on Thursday. Photograph: Alaa al Faqir/Reuters

Israel claims to have destroyed dozens of Iranian military targets across Syria in one of its biggest air operations in recent decades. Thursday morn(...)

 Russian military police officers check a weapons factory left behind by members of the Army of Islam group, in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

International inspectors have entered the Syrian town where an alleged chemical attack was carried out earlier this month, following delays by Syrian (...)

Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia had not tampered with the site of the alleged chemical weapons attack on April 7th  in Douma, Syria. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images

Western diplomats accused Syria and Russia on Monday of preventing weapons inspectors from reaching the site of an alleged chemical attack by the Syri(...)

Trade tensions: A container ship  is seen docked at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, in China. Photograph: Reuters

In the tit-for-tat trade conflict between China and the US, Beijing has promised to fight “at any cost” using “comprehensive countermeasures” if Washi(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/EPA

The United States has dismissed Russia’s move to expel 60 American diplomats and close the US consulate in Saint Petersburg as “regrettable and unwar(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov: “Maybe he lacks education, I don’t know,” he said of UK  defence secretary Gavin Williamson, who said on Thursday that “Russia should go away, it should shut up”. Photograph: Mukhtar Kholdorbekov/Reuters

Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for prime minister Theresa May’s decision to kick out 23 Russians over a nerve agent attack on(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: Donald  Trump also signed on to an unusually strong statement that accused Russia of being behind the “first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the second world war”. Photograph:  Alexander Zemlianichenko/AFP/Getty Images

Nato’s leading powers closed ranks against Vladimir Putin on Thursday as the US unveiled new sanctions against Moscow and joined with France and Germa(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson speaks to the media at the  state department after being fired by President Donald Trump in Washington. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Donald Trump made no attempt to disguise how far apart he and his secretary of state had fallen on Tuesday as he summarily dispatched Rex Tillerson wi(...)

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