Khodorkovsky’s release may well have been intended to further those goals by sending a positive signal about Russia's future business climate
Barack Obama gravely overlooks the unfolding HIV epidemic in Russia
Figures seen by a newspaper show the UK distributed £27.4 million to the country last year
A statement from Buckingham Palace said today: "The Queen was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nelson Mandela last night. He worked tirelessly for the good of his country, and his legacy is the peaceful South Africa we see today.
The head of a Congo hospital offering surgery to survivors of sexual assault has come to London
It's not more climate organisations we need. It's more effective ones
Stark warning from IMF chief comes as search for deal to extend debt ceiling shifts to Senate
Christine Lagarde, Bono and Andrew Cuomo were among the guests
US President promises funding to provide 'the energy to lift people out of poverty' by doubling Africans' access to electricity
Blog raises serious concerns over Gunners’ partnership with the tycoon’s company
Peace has returned to the Somali capital Mogadishu – but progress is elusive
Historian apologises for latest smear, but 1998 book expressed similar sentiments
Oxfam is looking for Coldplay fans to take part in a groundbreaking global music project to campaign against one of the world’s greatest human injustices.
60 per cent of the rural population in Sub-Saharan Africa live in extreme poverty; helping small farms conserve their harvest better can make a huge difference
From London to Liberia, nearly a billion people are living a hand-to-mouth existence. Katie Grant reports on global hunger and finds out how these families get through the week
We need a rival to the World Bank to address rising temperatures