Russia

US embassy official expresses concern over treatment of ex-marine
American embassy officials will lodge a complaint over Russia's alleged treatment of the ex-Marine, Paul Whelan.

The Ibiza meeting that broke the Austrian government

Video emerged of top Freedom Party officials meeting a purported Russian oligarch's niece
Video emerged of top Freedom Party officials meeting a purported Russian oligarch's niece. Publication led to the party leaving the Austrian government. Bethany Bell in Vienna on theories of how the material became public.
(Picture: Two top officials from the Austrian Freedom party are seen at a meeting in Ibiza with a purported Russian oligarch's niece.
Credit: AFP/Getty)
Paul Whelan: Ex-US marine alleges abuse in Russia spy case
Former marine Paul Whelan has been held in Russia for five months on suspicion of spying.
Yekaterinburg church protests: Putin calls for public vote
The Russian president says plans for a church on green space in Yekaterinburg should be put to a public vote.