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PARIS (AP) — They asked for undies on heads, masks, and as much color as possible on Friday. They got a topless activist hacking down a cross in Ukraine, balaclavas on Soviet-era statues of soldiers in Bulgaria, and signs for "Justice" in Spain....
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow judge sentenced three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison on hooliganism charges on Friday following a trial seen around the world as an emblem of Russia's intolerance of dissent. The...
Tags: Russia, Prisons, Moscow (Russia), Christianity, Warsaw (Poland)
Vladimir Putin is a famously tough guy -- a former KGB agent who knows karate, plays hockey and gets photographed shirtless on horseback. But the Russian strongman is not really so strong. Evidently he's scare to death of three women who play in a punk...
CNNThree members of a Russian female punk rock band were sentenced to two years in prison Friday after they were found guilty of hooliganism for performing a song critical of President Vladimir Putin in a church. The five months they have spent in detention...
World NowTeacher Svetlana Nikitina could hardly imagine while studying Russian literature that she would eventually mark Political Prisoners’ Day with a protest against what she considers the growing repression in Russia. But Tuesday, Nikitina was among...
KTLA NewsA deadly attack on top Syrian officials Wednesday delivered the harshest blow yet to President Bashar al-Assad's regime, bringing the bloodshed into his inner circle, and even his family. Four top officials were killed in an explosion at a national...
Tags: Russia, Government, Emergency Incidents, Leon Panetta, Turkey
World NowThe U.N. Security Council has reportedly delayed a vote on a new Syria resolution in the wake of a bombing in the Syrian capital, Damascus, that killed at least two members of the defense leadership....
As the world struggles to deal with its two largest foreign-affairs dilemmas, Syria and Iran, resolutely standing in the way are the BRICs. That's the acronym foreign-policy wonks use for the block of nations that routinely refuses to join the...
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says his reference to the white ribbons worn by opposition protesters as "condoms" wasn't meant to insult the demonstrators. In December, as protests began roiling Russia after a fraud-tainted...
World NowThree Russian musicians went on trial Monday for less than a minute of political theater in February, when they entered a Russian Orthodox cathedral dressed in colorful outfits and hoods to perform what they called a “punk prayer” begging...
World NowThe widow of Yasser Arafat filed a lawsuit in France on Tuesday charging that the Palestinian leader was poisoned to death by an unknown person or persons labeled X, a move designed to press French officials to investigate....
World NowGlobal Focus: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny faces accusations of inciting violence. A female punk rock trio awaits sentencing for appealing to the Virgin Mary to throw President Vladimir Putin out of office. The crackdown on dissent has...
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