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Navalny Was Poisoned, But His Life Isn't in Danger, German Hospital Says
Alexei Navalny, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critics, was poisoned by an unknown substance from a group of drugs that affect the nervous system, according to the German hospital that is treating the Russian op...
The West doesn’t know best
I’d always rather liked the Finns, until I came across the conductor Dalia Stasevska. When I asked my mother what they were like, back when I was five or six and enjoyed staring at a globe of the world, she described them as ‘drunken and...
'Hi, this is Navalny': Poisoned Putin critic posts photo from hospital as his aide says he plans to return to Russia
"I still can hardly do anything, but yesterday I was able to breathe on my own for the whole day," wrote Alexei Navalny, a prominent Putin opponent.
Road to Moscow could open opportunities to more Chinese firms
A US$760 million deal to build a section of Russia’s flagship highway programme could pave the way for more contracts.
Thirty years after reunification, Germany is shouldering more responsibility
Thirty years on, German reunification has been a resounding success. East Germans were freed from the dull yoke of communism. With just three chancellors in three decades, the new, liberated Germany has been steady and pragmatic.
China, Russia join UN human rights body, while Saudi bid fails
Seats are allotted according to regional groups, and Russia ran unopposed, as did Cuba; China beat Saudi for its seat.
Navalny says Russian agent has admitted to role in death plot
One of the operatives allegedly involved in the attempt to kill Alexei Navalny has confessed to his role in the plot, and has revealed that the Russian opposition leader was apparently poisoned via his underwear.
Vladimir Putin Signs Bill Giving Russian Presidents Lifetime Immunity
The bill, which was published online Tuesday, gives former presidents and their families immunity from prosecution for crimes committed during their lifetime.
The tech supremacy: Silicon Valley can no longer conceal its power
‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle,’ George Orwell famously observed. He was talking not about everyday life but about politics, where it is ‘quite easy for the part to be greater than the whole or for two o...
Top EU diplomats step up criticism of China’s crackdown on Hong Kong
Brussels’ foreign policy leader says the situation in the city ‘keeps deteriorating’ but did not introduce any new sanctions.
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Calls on Nation to Further Reduce Dependence on ‘Toxic’ Dollar
In recent years, the Russian Central Bank dramatically reduced its holdings of dollars and Treasury obligations. Additionally, Moscow has sought to decrease the use of greenbacks in foreign trade settlements with major trade partners.
EU urges Beijing to tread carefully on Hong Kong electoral reform
European Union says China should consider the political and economic implications of any reforms which threaten freedoms.
Russia slows down Twitter over 'banned content'
Russia's media watchdog has said it is slowing down the speed of Twitter, accusing the US social media company of failing to remove 3,000 posts relating to suicide, drugs and pornography.
EU to Sanction Chinese Officials Over Human Rights Violations
The European Union is set to target China with sanctions for the first time since the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, blacklisting four people and one entity over human rights abuses in Xinjiang, several diplomats said.
Putin responds to Biden's 'killer' jab as Russia recalls its top U.S. envoy
Moscow responded angrily Thursday after President Joe Biden labeled Russian leader Vladimir Putin a "killer" and said he would “pay a price” for 2020 election interference. “Biden calling me a killer reflect what is Biden himself”
Trump Tower Coverup Linked to Russian Chemical Weapons Program
A company newly sanctioned by the U.S. over Alexei Navalny’s poisoning attack is tied to the money-laundering network that Natalia Veselnitskaya tried to cover up at the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting, according to financial records o...
Putin Slams Sputnik V Covid Vaccine Criticism, To Get Jab Tomorrow
Describing EU remarks on the vaccine as "strange", Putin said: "We are not imposing anything on anyone... Whose interests are such people protecting -- of pharmaceutical companies or the interests of citizens of European countries?"
US imposes sanctions on Russia over cyber-attacks
The US has announced sanctions against Russia in response to what it says are cyber-attacks and other hostile acts.
US Warns Of "Consequences" If Kremlin Critic Dies
"We are looking at a variety of different costs that we would impose, and I'm not going to telegraph that publicly at this point, but we have communicated that there will be consequences if Mr. Navalny dies," US National Security Advisor...
Vladimir Putin To Speak At Biden's Online Climate Summit On April 22
"Vladimir Putin will outline Russia's approaches within the context of establishing broad-ranging international cooperation aimed at overcoming the negative consequences of global climate change," the Kremlin said in a statement.
Brussels Wants SWIFT Shut-Off, Halt to Russian Energy Use 'If Ukraine Aggression Continues'
Tensions in war-torn eastern Ukraine between Kiev and the breakaway Donbass republics escalated this spring after the Ukrainian government mobilised its troops, prompting Donbass leaders to express fears of a general offensive. Moscow, w...
Kremlin Critic's Ally Jailed For Video Post
The sentencing came as Russia inches closer to shutting down Navalny's political network, with his regional offices announcing they would disband ahead of a ruling over whether to designate his organisations as extremist.
Why Bernie Sanders suggest a civil war while there is a peaceful solution?
Bernie Sanders calling the America working class to win the “war” on the rich. “Win” sounds fantastic, but why “war”? How exactly? Another civil war? With what weapons? Is there another way rather than violence to “win this war”?
Which countries are Europe's worst for journalistic freedom?
Monday marks World Press Freedom Day, so amid what RSF has called a ‘dramatic deterioration in access to information’, Euronews takes a look at the 10 worst countries in Europe for press freedom.
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