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World Nov 16Russia rejects accusations of endangering ISS astronauts
Russian officials are rejecting accusations that they endangered astronauts aboard the International Space Station by conducting a weapons test that created more than 1,500 pieces of space junk.
World Nov 16Poland uses water hoses on migrants, condemns Belarus for attack
The situation marked an escalation in a tense migration and political crisis at the eastern border of the European Union and NATO in which the lives of thousands of migrants who are being used as proxies by Belarus are at…
World Oct 06Coronavirus deaths in Russia surpass 900 a day for the first time
It's a record that comes amid the country's low vaccination rate and the government's reluctance to impose tough restrictions to control new cases.
World Sep 21Kremlin’s party gets 324 of 450 seats in Russian parliament
The number is less than the pro-Kremlin party, United Russia, won in the previous election but still an overwhelming majority.
World Sep 20Pro-Kremlin party keeps large majority in Russian parliament
Russia's ruling party retained its supermajority in parliament, further cementing President Vladimir Putin's grip on power following elections that excluded most opposition politicians and were marred by multiple reports of violations.
World Sep 17As Russian polls open, app that promotes opposition candidates removed from online stores
An app created by allies of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny disappeared from Apple and Google stores on Friday.
World Sep 14Putin is in self-isolation due to COVID cases in his inner circle
Putin, who is fully vaccinated with Russia's Sputnik V, held several public engagements indoors Monday and even said that he may have to quarantine soon.
World Aug 03Russia hands Navalny ally parole-like sentence over protests
The case against Sobol and other Navalny allies was launched shortly after nationwide protests over the politician's arrest rocked Russia on Jan. 23.
World Aug 03Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home
A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo Games says that authorities “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned home to an autocratic government. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is waiting…
World Jul 26Russian authorities block dozens of Navalny-linked websites
Russian authorities have restricted access to the website of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The politician's team said Monday that dozens of sites run by his close allies also were blocked.