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Fewer Iranians voted in this presidential than all previous elections in what is seen as...

Targeted: The Lukashenka Allies And Kin Hit With Western Sanctions

The European Union, the United States, Britain, and Canada have all announced fresh sanctions targeting...

Montenegro Getting European Help To Refinance Its Massive China Debt

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Russia Seeks Antidote To Black Market In Phony COVID Certificates

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'An Attack On Young People': Russia's Decision To Ban U.S. Bard College Baffles Observers

The move to list a small U.S. college running an active exchange program with St....

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Iranian President-Elect Pledges To Ramp Up COVID-19 Vaccination Program

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The United States has seized more than three dozen Iranian state-linked news website domains it...

Two Russians Get Jail Terms For Attacking Police At Navalny Rally

A court in Moscow has sentenced a man and a woman to two years in...

Belarus Opposition Leader Says Lukashenka Regime Is 'Frightened'

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Nine Million Russians 'Deprived Of Right To Be Elected'

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U.S Lawmakers Pressure White House On Extradition Of Ukrainian Tycoon Firtash

Congressional lawmakers are ratcheting up the pressure on the White House, demanding more be done...

EU Threatens Action Against Hungary Over 'Shameful' LGBT Legislation

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the EU's executive will take action against...

New Civil Movement Established In Kazakhstan Saying It Will Create 'Real' Change

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Another Pussy Riot Member Sentenced As Group Pressed By Authorities

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Scorecard: England vs Sri Lanka

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Williamson, Taylor steer New Zealand to WTC title

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Spain thrash Slovakia to reach last 16

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Sweden top Group E as Poland eliminated

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Williamson savours New Zealand's WTC triumph

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Yaroslavl Police Demand Former Navalny Official Cover Expenditures To Disperse Protest

Police have demanded that a court force the former coordinator for jailed opposition politician Aleksei...

Kazakh Activists Start Hunger Strike To Protest Opposition Party Ban

Several Kazakh activists have launched a hunger strike, demanding the cancellation of a court decision...

Russian Man Charged With Spying For Ukraine Transferred To Moscow

A Russian national detained in April in Ukraine's Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula on espionage charges has...

European Court Orders Russia To Pay Almost $2.4 Million To Relatives Of People Missing In Chechnya

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered Russia to pay almost two million...

Moscow Court Postpones Extradition Hearing Of Belarusian Kickboxer

A court in Moscow has postponed an extradition hearing of Alyaksey Kudzin, a Belarusian champion...

Uzbek Authorities Detain Six Alleged Members Of Banned Islamic Group

Authorities in Uzbekistan's southeastern region of Samarkand say they have detained six alleged members of...

Russian Protest Artist Krisevich Detained After 'Suicide' Performance On Red Square

Russian protest artist Pavel Krisevich has been detained after his "suicide" performance in which he...

Independent Judiciary Is Sole Guarantor Of Justice, New EU Prosecutor Tells Bulgarians

The European Union's chief prosecutor has told Bulgarians weary of corruption that judges' independence is...

Putin Signs Law To Protect Personal Info Of Russian Security Officials

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill into law imposing penalties for disclosing the...

Parents Of Snatched Belarusian Blogger Accuse Minsk Of 'Sadism,' Appeal For Merkel's Help

The parents of the jailed Belarusian blogger detained after his international flight was forcibly diverted...