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Google, Apple ‘censor’ Navalny app as Russian polls open

Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accused Apple and Google of "censorship" on Friday after they removed an opposition voting app...

‘No way out’ for Lukashenko : Belarus opposition chief

There is "no way out" for Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko over a year after disputed elections, the exiled opposition leader said on...

Putin’s unpopular party slated for election win

When polls open Friday in Russia's parliamentary elections, few voters would bet against an easy win for the ruling United Russia party, even...

‘Candidate in handcuffs’ : Kremlin critic campaigns from jail

With parliamentary elections in Russia around the corner, canvassers in the southern city of Krasnodar are asking passersby to write letters...

Ukraine says soldier killed by separatists in fresh fighting

Ukraine said Tuesday that one of its soldiers had been killed by pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country in a fresh outbreak of fighting...

Russia’s Putin self-isolating after Covid contact

President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he expected the Russian-made Sputnik V jab to protect him as he started to self-isolate after coronavirus...

Russia fines Facebook and Twitter over banned content

Russia fined Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday for not deleting banned content, adding to a slew of penalties the government has imposed on foreign...

‘Not an election’ : Russians to vote after historic crackdown

Twenty apartments! A hundred cars! Tens of thousands in gift certificates! These are just some of the prizes up for grabs for Russians later...

Belarus leader praises Russia-led drills, eyes $1 bln arms deal

Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday said Minsk planned to buy $1 billion worth of Russian arms as he oversaw massive Moscow-led military...

Germany probes claims of pre-election MP hacking by Russia

German federal prosecutors said Thursday they are probing alleged hacking attacks against lawmakers ahead of this month's German election that...

Astronauts smell smoke, burning on Russia’s ISS module

A smoke alarm sounded Thursday in Russia's segment of the International Space Station (ISS) and astronauts smelled "burning" on board, Russia's...

Russian minister dies trying to save filmmaker in Arctic drills

Russia's emergencies minister has died trying to save a filmmaker who slipped from a cliff during training exercises in the Arctic, officials...

Breaking barriers : Russian woman leads the way on Arctic ship

Peering through her binoculars at icebergs ahead, Diana Kidzhi shouts at the helmsman of a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker approaching the...

When a nuclear icebreaker stops at the North Pole

Smoking a pipe and looking out over the vast, icy Arctic, captain Dmitry Lobusov sounds his ship's horn to signal to passengers they are near...

On thin ice : Near North Pole, a warning on climate change

A massive icebreaker cuts its way through the frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean, clearing a path to the North Pole, all white as far as the eye...

Boris times three : Russian opposition candidate decries lookalikes

Russian voters can be forgiven some confusion when they choose new lawmakers in Saint Petersburg later this month -- three candidates all have...

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