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Two members of Pussy Riot remain imprisoned for their defiant “punk prayer” at a Moscow cathedral. Now the video of their protest against Vladimir Putin could be cut off from Russia as well, after a Moscow court deemed footage of their punk...
CNNRamallah, West Bank -- The body of former Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed Tuesday for tests to see if poisoning led to his 2004 death, according to WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency. Palestinian officials...
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.MOSCOW —Six years after the death of crusading Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a former senior police officer was found guilty in Moscow City Court on Friday for his role in the slaying and was sentenced to 11 years in prison in a trial...
Tags: Politics, Prisons, Moscow (Russia), Justice System, Punishment
Other Voices: Times changing in North Dakota, Russia's new adoption policy and diverting Missouri River waterChange coming upon state of North Dakota Standing on the leading edge of 2013, North Dakotans need to get reacquainted with their state. They need to because the state is undergoing heavy-duty change. That change will ramp up in the year ahead with...
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.MOSCOW -- Russia is ready to meet with leaders of the opposition group seeking to overthrow Moscow's ally, Syrian President Bashar Assad, a high Russian official confirmed Friday. "We expressed readiness to meet with [the National Coalition of Syrian...
Tags: Politics, Bashar Assad, Human Rights, Moscow (Russia), Russia
It was a scary day if you were living in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday. During the early morning hours, a gas pipeline that feeds a local power station exploded, then in an unrelated incident later in the morning, a magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocked the city....
Gerard Depardieu now has Russian citizenship, courtesy of President Vladimir Putin, who Thursday delivered on a promise made a couple of weeks ago. Russia's main state-run TV station broadcast an open letter reportedly from the "Green Card" star (via...
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BEIRUT — Twenty people were killed Wednesday in fighting in a small Syrian village, according to opposition activists, as the commander of Syria's military police announced he was joining the rebellion in one of the army's highest-level defections....
Less than a week before the U.S. election, former president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev berated America and all but endorsed the sitting president and fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner at an event I attended in Houston. Speaking last Thursday from a...
World NowThe opposition had trumpeted the protest Saturday as the “March of Millions,” and the authorities were ready, deploying thousands of riot police in full gear all around the center of Moscow, blocking key streets with heavy trucks and sending...
World NowRussia is putting a stop to the United States aid agency operating in the country after a two-decade presence in Moscow, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday, a decision seen by critics as a swipe against American support for Russian civil society...
World NowA Moscow district court on Monday found a film that has triggered sometimes violent protests throughout the Muslim world to be offensive and banned its broadcast in Russia. After viewing "Innocence of Muslims," Judge Yevgeny Komissarov agreed with...
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