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Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Moscow - Russian police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets following his call to protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule.

Russia wages online battle against TikTok and YouTube

Moscow - "I'm an American!" a young Russian under the username Neurolera exclaims in English on the popular video-sharing app TikTok as she explains how to impersonate a tourist to avoid arrest at a street demonstration.

Kremlin welcomes US offer to extend nuclear pact, seeks 'details'

Moscow - Russia and the United States drew closer Friday to extending a nuclear pact ahead of the fast approaching expiry date of the last arms control accord between the former Cold War rivals.

Russia cracks down on Navalny allies ahead of protests

Moscow - Russian authorities on Friday cracked down on supporters of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, handing down short jail terms to allies as police vowed to suppress protests this weekend.

Navalny allies face jail ahead of weekend protests

Moscow - Allies of jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny were facing possible fines and prison time on Friday in court cases that ramp up pressure on Kremlin critics ahead of weekend protests.

Biden seeks five more years for last Russia nuclear pact but no 'reset'

Washington - US President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed a five-year extension with Russia of New START, days before the expiration of the last nuclear reduction treaty between the two powers, but vowed to press Moscow hard on a host of concerns.

Biden proposes five-year extension of New START treaty with Russia

Washington - New US President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed a five-year extension with Russia of New START, the last remaining nuclear reduction treaty between the powers, but vowed to pressure Moscow on other fronts.

Russia pressures Navalny allies ahead of weekend protests

Moscow - Russian authorities on Thursday detained five aides of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny and warned social media platforms against spreading online calls to stage weekend protests.

Moscow court delays Navalny war veteran libel trial

Moscow - A Moscow court on Wednesday postponed the start of the trial of detained Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on charges of defaming a World War II veteran, his lawyers said.

Navalny releases investigation into 'Putin's palace'

Moscow - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was arrested on his return to Russia last weekend, released an investigation Tuesday into a lavish Black Sea property he claimed is owned by President Vladimir Putin.

Kremlin dismisses calls to free Navalny, warns against protests

Moscow - The Kremlin on Tuesday dismissed Western demands to release Russia's most prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny, saying his calls for mass protests over his arrest were "troubling".

Navalny due in court Wednesday on charges of defaming war veteran

Moscow - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was detained on his return to Russia for violating a suspended sentence, is due in court Wednesday on separate charges of defaming a World War II veteran, his lawyer said.

Yulia Navalnaya, Kremlin critic's wife, in the spotlight

Moscow - From hospitals to courtrooms to demonstrations, Russia's chief opposition figure Alexei Navalny is often flanked by his wife Yulia Navalnaya, who has been thrown into the limelight since his poisoning in August.

Navalny urges Russians to 'take to the streets' over jailing

Moscow - Russia's most prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny called on Monday for his supporters to take to the streets after a hastily organised court ordered him jailed for 30 days.

At Moscow airport an absurd, and fruitless, wait for Navalny

Moscow - Gathered at Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Sunday to welcome home Russia's top opposition figure Alexei Navalny, several hundred supporters waited in an atmosphere that was anxious, sometimes tense and often absurd.

Police detain Kremlin critic Navalny on arrival in Russia

Moscow - Police detained top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Sunday when he flew back to Russia months after barely surviving a poisoning attack, prompting a new wave of Western condemnation.

Russia pulling 'military instructors' out of Central African Republic: diplomats

New York - Russia told the United Nations this week it plans to withdraw the 300 "military instructors" it sent to the Central African Republic at the end of 2020 for the presidential election, diplomats told AFP Friday.

Influence-peddling probe for France's Sarkozy in latest legal woe

Paris - French prosecutors said Friday they have opened a probe into alleged influence-peddling against former president Nicolas Sarkozy, adding a new legal woe for an ex-leader already mired in judicial troubles.

Russia says leaving Open Skies military treaty

Moscow - Russia on Friday said it was withdrawing from the Open Skies treaty, undermining a post-Cold War defence accord that allows its signatories to carry out unarmed surveillance flights over each other's territories.

Life in exile: children of the Gulag fight to return home

Zolotkovo - In a run-down wooden hut deep in the Russian countryside, Yelizaveta Mikhaylova has been waiting for justice for 30 years.

Influence-peddling probe launched against French ex-leader Sarkozy

Paris - French prosecutors said Friday they have opened a probe into alleged influence-peddling against former president Nicolas Sarkozy, adding a new legal woe for an ex-leader already mired in judicial troubles.

To jail or not to jail: Kremlin in bind over Navalny return

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's defiant pledge to return to Moscow from Germany after surviving a poisoning attack puts the Kremlin in a major bind.

For Russia, nuclear arms curbs with Biden are a 'no brainer'

Moscow - When US President-elect Joe Biden enters the White House next week his administration will be in a race against time to salvage a landmark nuclear arms accord with Russia.

Alexei Navalny: Russia's charismatic anti-Putin campaigner

Moscow - A charismatic anti-corruption campaigner, Alexei Navalny has been Russia's leading opposition politician for around a decade, determined to challenge Vladimir Putin's grip on power despite frequent prison stays and harm to his health.

Kremlin critic Navalny vows to return to Russia on Sunday

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Wednesday he plans to return home this weekend from Germany, where he has been recovering from a poisoning attack, despite a threat of jail.

Armenian leader says Karabakh conflict unresolved

Russia - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh was still not resolved as he met the leader of his country's arch foe Azerbaijan in Moscow on Monday.

Avalanche kills three at Russian Arctic ski resort

Norilsk - Three people were killed after an avalanche swept through a ski resort outside the Arctic city of Norilsk overnight, Russian investigators said Saturday.

Russia sees US democracy 'limping' after Capitol stormed

Moscow - Russia on Thursday pointed to the storming of the US Capitol building as evidence of America's decline, with officials saying its out-of-date electoral system and deep divisions had left its democracy "limping on both feet".

OPEC+ meeting to set February production levels

London - Members of the OPEC group of oil producers and their partners will meet via videoconference Monday to decide production levels for February, which it hopes to continue boosting.

17 fishermen feared dead after trawler sinks in Arctic Russia

Moscow - Seventeen fishermen were missing and feared dead on Monday after a Russian trawler capsized during a storm and sank in the freezing waters of the Barents Sea.
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