Belarus’ authoritarian president of 26 years, Alexander Lukashenko, is facing weeks of protests against his reelection to a sixth term in the Aug. 9 vote, which the opposition says was rigged.
By Daria Litvinova, Associated Press
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.
Russia’s leading opposition figure is seriously ill in a Siberian hospital, the victim of a possible poisoning. Alexei Navalny is a crusading anti-corruption activist and aspiring politician who has been a thorn in President Vladimir Putin’s side for years. Nick…
By Associated Press, Daria Litvinova, Associated Press
If true, he wouldn’t be the first prominent, outspoken Russian to be the target of toxic attack.
By Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
Russia on Tuesday became the first country to clear a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism.
Initial results from Russia’s election indicate it will pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to retain power until 2036. Polls closed Wednesday after seven days of voting on a package of constitutional changes, including those that could allow Putin…
Former U.S. military and intelligence officials say Russia has been offering Taliban fighters money to target U.S. troops. But the White House denies that President Trump was briefed on this alleged intelligence. Nick Schifrin reports, and Judy Woodruff talks to…
Reports that Russia offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill American troops in Afghanistan have caused uproar on Capitol Hill. The highest-ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss what…
In our news wrap Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Trump administration’s use of quick deportations for legal asylum seekers who fail initial screenings. The 7-2 decision reversed a lower court’s ruling that asylum seekers must first have…
By Associated Press
Polls have opened in Russia on Thursday for a week-long vote on a constitutional reform that would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036.
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