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World Sep 03Russian spokesman says Germany has provided no proof of Navalny poisoning
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman brushed off allegations Thursday that the Kremlin was involved in poisoning Putin's most determined critic.
World Sep 01Belarus poll workers describe fraud in Aug. 9 election
Even before the Aug. 9 presidential election in Belarus ended, a poll worker in Minsk said she was asked to sign a document summing up its result, with the vote totals left blank.
World Aug 25Kremlin dismisses allegations that opposition leader Navalny was poisoned
The insistence by the government that Navalny wasn’t necessarily poisoned — comments amplified by Russian doctors — came a day after German doctors said tests indicated that he was poisoned and elicited outrage from Navalny’s allies, who say the Kremlin…
World Aug 24German hospital says poisoning signs found in Russian opposition leader
The Charité hospital said in a statement Monday that the team of doctors who have been examining Alexei Navalny since he was admitted Saturday have found the presence of "cholinesterase inhibitors" in his system. Cholinesterase inhibitors are a broad range…
World Aug 21Russian opposition leader in coma to be flown to Berlin for treatment
Russian doctors gave permission for Alexei Navalny to be transferred abroad for medical treatment, a senior physician said Friday. The reversal came after more than 24 hours of wrangling over Navalny's condition and treatment.
World Aug 20Russian opposition leader Navalny collapses in airplane in suspected poisoning
If true, he wouldn’t be the first prominent, outspoken Russian to be the target of toxic attack.
World Jul 18Mass protests rock Russian Far East city, challenge Kremlin
Local media estimated the rally in the city 3,800 miles east of Moscow drew 15,000 to 50,000 people, while city authorities put the number at 10,000. Hundreds of people have rallied in the city every day this week against the…
World Jul 01Russian voters agree to extend Putin’s rule to 2036
Russian election officials say a majority of voters have approved amendments to constitution that would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036. But the weeklong balloting was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other…
Science Jun 25Siberian heat wave alarms scientists
On Saturday, the thermometer hit a likely record of 38 degrees Celsius — or 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit — in the Siberian town of Verkhoyansk in Russia’s Sakha Republic.
World Jun 09Moscow lifts lockdown restrictions amid virus concerns
Critics are concerned about a new wave of infections and allege the move was politically motivated. The sudden ending of restrictions comes weeks before a nationwide vote on a constitutional change that would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in…