By striking deep in Bashar-al Assad's heartland, Islamic State issued a reminder that his regime will never control all of Syria.
On their knees. Scrutiny and stigma for athletes has ramped up.
The history of the fight against drug taking in sport shows us why we're in such a mess right now.
Blockade of Toulon by Thomas Luny.
The British blockade of France wouldn't have worked if it wasn't for an ingenious experiment conducted half a century earlier.
The Saami have a history of colonisation and discrimination, and tend not to have easy relationships with the four modern states they inhabit.
Although the Saami have made political and legal gains in the past decades, progress is precarious. And recognition of their rights cannot be taken for granted.
We were intrigued to see what Hollywood would make of John le Carré's tale of Russian money laundering.
Ukraine’s Jamala reacts to winning the Eurovision Song Contest with the song 1944.
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This year's Eurovision had it all: geopolitical debates, a boycott threat, great music and a cracking Australian entry. Russia is outraged by Jamala's winning song about the deportation of Crimean Tartars - but the contest has always had political nuances.
What the Treasury says.
New report says households will be £4,300 worse off if we leave the EU. Here's the verdict.
An artillery position of the self-defense army of Nagorno-Karabakh.
After more than 20 years of tenuous ceasefire, Nagorno-Karabakh is once again the centre of a violent conflict. And its people haven't exactly had their say.
Energy empire? A Gazprom facility in Moscow.
Russia's energy exports are expanding far beyond oil and gas to include coal, nuclear and refined petroleum products, a trend with far-reaching geopolitical consequences.
‘Et tu Brute?’
Make no mistake: the odds of a palace coup just narrowed slightly.
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Real estate has become a 'soft' power tool in the world of international politics.
How much do you care about all this Mr President?
Revelations about offshore tax dealings have caused a global storm, but reactions in Russia have been distinctly Pana-meh.
The Caucasus are more important and more connected today than in the 1990s, and a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan could create chaos for Europe.
The effects of the Dublin insurrection went much further than Ireland.
Many viewers can’t look past the fact RT America is being funded by a country that severely limits press freedom on its own soil.
With the collapse of Al Jazeera America, there may be a case for RT America as a purveyor of progressive, alternative journalism.
There’s an old joke about Brazil that suggests that it’s the country of the future – and it always will be. For a while this looked to be an anachronistic, possibly racist stereotype that had been decisively…
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The Russian president is proving he has learned what America didn't: to quit while ahead.
Syrians seeking protection.
Refugees will continue to flee the war-torn country and Europe must do more to help.
The Russian president's announcement he will be pulling troops out of Syria has taken everyone by surprise.
Jamala has been chosen to represent Ukraine at the 2016 Eurovision contest with her song ‘1944’.
Charged with collaboration with the Nazis, in 1944, 240,000 Crimean Tartars were deported to Soviet Central Asia.