Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected charges against Russian citizens for their alleged roles in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over Ukraine five years ago.
Three Russians and one Ukrainian have been charged with murder in the Netherlands over the downing of flight MH17 in July 2014 with the loss of 298 lives.
The RAF has two of its jets deployed in Estonia have been scrambled twice in recent days to intercept Russian aircraft.
A lawyer for a prominent Russian journalist detained on charges of drug dealing has filed a complaint with the country’s top investigative body, saying police used violence against him while in custody.
A prominent investigative journalist who was detained on drug dealing charges in Russia has been taken to hospital after complaining of feeling unwell in police custody.
Vladimir Putin has said he hopes the UK and Russia could “turn the page” on their relationship under Theresa May’s successor.
Donald Trump has lashed out at US special counsel Robert Mueller’s motives, a day after Mr Mueller bluntly rebuffed the president’s repeated claims that the Russia investigation had cleared him of obstructing justice.
US President Donald Trump has hit out at special counsel Robert Mueller, calling him a “never Trumper” who led a biased investigation on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and failed to investigate his opponents.
US special counsel Robert Mueller has said he believed he was constitutionally barred from charging President Donald Trump with a crime but pointedly emphasised that his Russia report did not exonerate the president.
Donald Trump has directed the US intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with attorney general William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe of whether his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has praised the robust response of the UK’s Nato allies to the Salisbury Novichok attack, suggesting it would make Russia think twice in future.