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Russian opposition leader Navalny slams World Cup 'corruption'

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Thursday denounced the high cost of hosting the World Cup, alleging that much of the money was embezzled by businessmen seen to be close to President Vladimir Putin.

Ottawa overpaid by $1.2 billion for Trans Mountain pipeline

Toronto - If the federal government manages to overcome strong opposition in British Columbia and complete construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion under budget and on schedule, taxpayers may recoup the $11 billion investment. But it is a "big if."

Facts about Kremlin critics murdered in Ukraine

Kiev - Kiev on Wednesday admitted staging the murder of anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko in an elaborate operation by its security services to thwart an alleged Russian plot to kill him.

Murder of anti-Kremlin war reporter shocks Russians

Moscow - Russia's embattled liberal community was reeling Wednesday from the murder of fiercely anti-Kremlin journalist Arkady Babchenko who was gunned down in Ukraine after leaving Moscow following a campaign of harassment.

Russia cracks down on opposition activists after protests

Moscow - Russian authorities have detained several members of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny's team for organising protests ahead of President Vladimir Putin's fourth inauguration.

Leftist firebrand seeks to end Turkey opposition's losing streak

Bahadir - Turkey's opposition is fielding a leftist candidate known for impassioned speeches and even anti-American rhetoric in a bid to pose a serious challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in June's elections.

Russian opposition leader Navalny sentenced to month for protests

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was on Tuesday sentenced to 30 days behind bars for organising protests ahead of President Vladimir Putin's fourth inauguration.

EU, rights activists express outrage over police brutality, arrests in Russia

Moscow - Foreign governments and rights activists on Sunday expressed outrage over mass arrests in Russia and the brutality with which protests were broken up on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration.

Russian protest leader Navalny released after anti-Putin rally

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was detained during a weekend protest on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a fourth term, has been released and faces a court hearing next week, his lawyer said Sunday.

Four Turkish parties unite to contest landmark polls

Istanbul - Four Turkish opposition parties Saturday announced they had formed a coalition to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in snap elections on June 24.

Russian protest leader Navalny detained at anti-Putin rally

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained on Saturday at an unsanctioned rally in central Moscow, two days ahead of Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a fourth Kremlin term.

Navalny, 1,600 supporters detained at anti-Putin rallies

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained along with nearly 1,600 of his supporters on Saturday during nationwide rallies against Vladimir Putin as police and paramilitary activists used force to break up rallies in Moscow and Saint Petersb...

Russian police detain Navalny supporters during anti-Putin rallies

Moscow - Russian police on Saturday detained several dozen supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny as nationwide protests kicked off on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a fourth Kremlin term.

Opposition supporters held ahead of anti-Putin rally

Moscow - Several supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have been detained across the country ahead of a rally to protest Vladimir Putin's swearing-in for a fourth Kremlin term, monitors said on Friday.

Turkey opposition names fiery lawmaker as Erdogan challenger

Ankara - Turkey's main opposition party Friday named a senior lawmaker known for his fiery and impassioned rhetoric as its candidate to challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in next month's election, paving the way for a potentially bruising campaign.

Jailed Kurd leader to challenge Erdogan in polls

Ankara - Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party on Wednesday said its charismatic former leader Selahattin Demirtas would challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in polls next month even though he is currently jailed.

Turkey pro-Kurdish party says jailed ex-leader Demirtas to run for president

Ankara - Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party on Wednesday said its charismatic former leader Selahattin Demirtas would be its candidate for president in polls next month, even though he is currently jailed and on trial in several legal cases.

Turkish opposition scrambles to unite against Erdogan

Ankara - Turkey's usually divided opposition parties are trying to unite to maximise their chances of defeating President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his surprise decision to hold early elections.

Armenia unites to mark Ottoman massacres after leader quits

Yerevan - Armenians on Tuesday marked the anniversary of the massacre of 1.5 million of their kin by Ottoman forces in 1915, in a show of unity a day after leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned following days of mass protests.

Armenia celebrates as veteran leader quits amid protests

Yerevan - Armenia's veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election as prime minister with sweeping powers, sparking celebrations across the impoverished country.

Protesters march in Armenia after opposition leader detained

Yerevan - Hundreds of opposition supporters took to the streets of Armenia's capital Monday amid rising political turmoil as the whereabouts of the protest leader remained unclear a day after he was detained.

Armenia opposition leader detained after failed talks

Yerevan - Armenia's political turmoil deepened on Sunday with the detention of anti-government protest leader Nikol Pashinyan, shortly after Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian stormed out of talks on the tenth day of mass rallies against his rule.

Armenian protest leader says to meet PM to discuss his 'resignation'

Yerevan - Armenian anti-government protests leader Nikol Pashinyan said he would meet Prime Minister and ex-president Serzh Sarkisian on Sunday, after nine days of mass demonstrations against an alleged power-grab.

Tens of thousands rally in Armenia as ex-president elected PM

Yerevan - Tens of thousands rallied in the Armenian capital on Tuesday after ex-president Serzh Sarkisian was elected prime minister by the country's parliament despite several days of protests, an AFP journalist reported from the scene.

Armenia's ex-president set to keep power as opposition blocks govt buildings

Yerevan - Opposition demonstrators blockaded government buildings in Armenia's capital Tuesday as parliament was set to confirm the pro-Moscow former president as the real power in the country.

Armenia opposition chief urges new protests, strike

Yerevan - An Armenian opposition leader on Monday urged demonstrators to take to the streets again, even after he and dozens of others were hurt in protests over moves by the country's former president to maintain his grip on power.

Armenians protest ex-leader's move to stay in power

Yerevan - Several thousand protesters staged rallies on Monday in the Armenian capital against former president Serzh Sarkisian as he moves to maintain a chokehold on power as prime minister.

US vice president meets Venezuelan opposition ahead of summit

- US Vice President Mike Pence met with Venezuelan opposition figures Friday shortly after he arrived in Peru ahead of a summit with Latin American leaders, reporters traveling with him said.

Russia's Navalny calls for protest ahead of Putin inauguration

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Thursday called for demonstrations across the country on May 5, two days ahead of the inauguration of re-elected President Vladimir Putin.

S.Africa opposition leader re-elected as polls loom

Pretoria - Mmusi Maimane, the leader of South Africa's main opposition Democratic Alliance party, was re-elected on Sunday as the party kicked-off campaigning for elections due by 2019.
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