Communist Party supporters protest at ‘rigging’ in key Russian election

Kremlin-backed United Russia incumbent Andrei Tarasenko’s narrow win sparks an outcry in Vladivostok amid growing discontent

Britain’s economy will contract without a Brexit deal, IMF warns

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond says after talks with International Monetary Fund boss Christine Lagarde that London must heed the ‘clear ...

London mayor Sadiq Khan calls for second Brexit referendum

The talks are ‘mired in confusion and deadlock’ and are leading the country down a damaging path, says Khan

French senate warned against abuse of power after violent bodyguard scandal

Former bodyguard Alexandre Benalla must now face a senate inquiry on September 19 for beating a protester

Pussy Riot member flown to Berlin after alleged poisoning

Band member Pyotr Verzilov was airlifted to Germany after falling ill amid growing concern over alleged Russian poisonings

France’s ‘exit tax’ on entrepreneurs will not be abolished

Rather than being removed completely from the 2019 budget the tax will be ‘simplified’, sources say

Besides water, what will we lose as the glaciers melt?

A team of Swiss researches is studying glacial meltwater and its micro-organisms around the world to understand how they adapt to their extreme environments

Kremlin says UK is ‘absurd’ for dismissing story of two Russian tourists

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshir deny any involvement in the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter and were just in Salisbury for the cathedral

Britain gives tips on Brexit effects

Government steps up preparations for a no-deal exit from EU and publishes advice for the public and technical details for business

Emmanuel Macron unveils €8bn antipoverty push to counter critics

The four-year campaign will aid those trapped by a lack of social mobility due to inefficiency in the French welfare system, says the president

Skripal suspects say they were in the UK as tourists, which Britain labels ‘lies and an insult’

Two men with same names as Novichok poisoning suspects appear on TV to say they are victims of ‘a fantastical coincidence’

Bank of England upgrades its view of the economy

Policy makers reiterate that Brexit is the biggest challenge to the outlook but that gradual interest-rate increases will continue

EU tells Britain it will not renegotiate Brexit divorce bill

Theresa May suggested on Wednesday that the UK could refuse to pay a financial settlement to the bloc if a deal is not reached

European court rules that some UK surveillance violates privacy rules

The European Court of Human Rights says UK surveillance programmes, including those exposed by Edward Snowden, violate rules that protect privacy and family ...

EU Parliament votes to stop Hungary’s ‘threat’ to democracy

The vote reflects a growing pushback among traditional parties in Europe against the rise of populists

EU copyright law targets internet firms

The vote disappoints Google and Mozilla says the fight’s not over

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