Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu and Chinese defence minister Wei Fenghe review an honour guard prior to their talks in Moscow on Tuesday. Photograph: Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defence Ministry/Reuters

The US should pay attention to increasingly close military ties between China and Russia, China’s new defence minister has warned during a visit to M(...)

Monday’s announcement by Washington represents the most significant move yet by the Trump administration to censure Russia. Photograph: Al Drago/ The New York Times

Tensions between Russia and the Western international community deepened on Monday after the United States, European countries and their allies expell(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk arriving on Monday in Varna, Bulgaria, where he announced that 14 EU member states are to expel Russian diplomats following the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain. Photograph: Bulgarian government press office via Reuters

In a co-ordinated wave of demonstrations of solidarity with the UK over the Salisbury nerve agent attack, the US, 14 EU states, Canada and Ukraine hav(...)

The terrible and unnecessary new World Cup ball allows some people to complain about the game’s enslavement to capitalism; others take the chance to reminisce about their own favourite balls of times gone by

It’s the same every four years. A couple of months before the World Cup finals, the new tournament ball is used in international friendlies, and the w(...)

Russian-born chess grandmaster Alexander Baburin, who lives in Blackrock, said he voted as an expatriate for Vladimir Putin in the recent Russian presidential election. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev /AFP/Getty Images

The Russian community in Ireland will celebrate 45 years of diplomatic relations at their annual ball in October. What will be left to celebrate or h(...)

Bill Browder, head of investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, has spearheaded a campaign against Russian officials.

Bill Browder, a leading international critic of the Putin regime, has urged Ireland to clamp down on corrupt Russian officials, who have invested abro(...)

 Russia’s ambassador to Ireland Yury Filatov speaking at the Russian embassy on Orwell Road, Rathgar. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The diplomatic war of words between Russia and the UK over the poisoning of a former spy in Salisbury, England spread to Dublin on Thursday as Moscow’(...)

State files have been released under the 30-year rule at the National Archives. Photograph: Frank Miller

In the Spring of 1987, the Russian government asked Arklow Engineering whether the company could do repair work at the Co Wicklow company’s shipyard. (...)

A column of Royal Marine Commandos march towards Port Stanley during the Falklands War in 1982

Thousands of government papers detailing some of the most controversial episodes in 20th century British history have vanished after civil servants re(...)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. Photograph: J David Ake/Associated Press

The FBI failed to notify scores of US officials Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at(...)

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