The Department of Foreign Affairs has updated its advice for gay and lesbian Irish citizens travelling to Russia to reflect recent anti-gay laws introduced there.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Foreign Affairs has updated its advice for gay and lesbian Irish citizens travelling to Russia to reflect recent anti-gay laws intro(...)

 Edward Snowden attends a press conference at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Human Rights Watch, Tanya Lokshina

US whistleblower Edward Snowden yesterday accused the US of waging a campaign of “historically disproportionate aggression” against him during an ex(...)

Vladimir Putin said Edward Snowden must quit hurting US interests if he wants to remain in Russia, after the American sought asylum. Photograph:  REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin.

Edward Snowden has withdrawn his Russian asylum request because of the demand that he stop harming US interests by leaking secret documents as countri(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and defence minister Sergei Shoigu oversee large-scale military exercises at the Raevsky training ground in Krasnodar region. Photograph: Reuters/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Pool

Russian president Vladimir Putin has inspected major naval exercises in the Black Sea that have alarmed some of Russia’s neigh(...)

Women winning

Only 18 per cent of all directors, cinematographers, editors, writers and producers working in the film industry are women. But you’d never know it(...)

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