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Methbot was one of the most sophisticated Internet fraud operations in history. As the trial...

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Montenegro's Limited Coalition Hammers Away At Perilous Religion, Nationality Issues

Montenegrin Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic's ruling coalition came to power nearly six months ago, but...

Tajik, Kyrgyz Officials Deny Reports Of Ethnic-Based Expulsions After Deadly Border Fighting

Tajik and Kyrgyz officials are denying allegations that there have been ethnicity-based expulsions in their...

Despite Assurances, Some Kazakhs Leery Of Little-Known, Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine

Thousands of Kazakhs have received their first shot of the Kazakh-made coronavirus vaccine QazVac, which...

'I Was Never Afraid': In The Face Of Criminal Charges, Russian Teen Protester Stands Defiant

Russian teenager Olga Misik attracted national attention in 2019 when she was filmed reading the...

'Minecraft Terrorism' Case Casts Russian Teens Into Legal 'Nether '

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'A Gift To Posterity': Four Men Who Risked The Wrath Of Stalin To Photograph The Holodomor

Despite the best efforts of the Soviets to suppress evidence of the terrible famine that...

Blinken Makes Veiled Dig At Russia, China During UN Security Council Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has made a veiled dig at Russia and China...

U.S. Government Seized Phone Data Of Journalists Who Wrote About Trump Campaign's Russia Ties

The Justice Department secretly obtained the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who wrote...

U.S. Seeks 17-Year Sentence For Former Green Beret Who Pleaded Guilty To Spying For Russia

U.S. prosecutors said they were seeking a 17-year prison sentence for a former U.S. Army...

Two Russians Plead Guilty To Cybercrimes That Targeted U.S. Banks, Companies

Two Russian nationals are among four men who have pleaded guilty to cybercrimes that targeted...

Biden Says He's 'Confident' About Meeting Putin In June

U.S. President Joe Biden has said that the time and place for his proposed summit...

With An Eye On Russia, EU Opens 'Military Mobility' Project To NATO Allies

The European Union has approved the participation of NATO members the United States, Canada, and...

Legal Group Appeals Moscow Court Ruling To Restrict Activities Of Navalny's FBK

Lawyers of the Team 29 (Komanda 29) judicial group have appealed a decision to restrict...

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U.S. Considering 'Additional' Military Assistance To Ukraine, Blinken Tells RFE/RL

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the United States is considering Ukraine’s request for "additional"...

Tsikhanouskaya Calls For 'Crucial' International Conference On Belarus

Belarusian opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya has called for a high-level international conference on resolving the...

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F1 assessing Turkish GP travel situation

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Simmons: RFL needs diverse panels for racist remark cases

Alex Simmons believes RFL panels dealing with cases of alleged racism on the pitch should...

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Russian Lawyers, Activists Sound Alarm Over State Pressure On Prominent Defense Attorney

Colleagues of St. Petersburg lawyer Ivan Pavlov, who is under criminal investigation for purportedly revealing...

Watchdog Says Belarusian Unions Targeted Amid Crackdown

Amnesty International says Belarusian workers are facing reprisals in their attempts to set up independent...

'Now You See It...': Watch St. Petersburg's Navalny Tribute Mural Disappear

On the night of April 28, in the center of St. Petersburg, a mural depicting...

'Provocative' Questions: State TV Attack On Journalist Rekindles Concerns Over Press Freedom In Hungary

Hungarian state TV has run a series of reports attacking an Austrian journalist, accusing her...

Watchdog Says Belarus Trade Unions Targeted Amid Crackdown

Amnesty International says Belarusian workers are facing reprisals in their attempts to set up independent...

'A Breath Of Fresh Air': Independent Russian TV Channel Airs Navalny Investigations

An independent TV channel in Siberia is one of the few Russian media outlets that...

British-Iranian Aid Worker Gets Another Year In Iran Prison

The lawyer of British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says she has been sentenced to another...

Police Arrest Man Suspected In Stabbing Of Russian Lawmaker's Sister

Police in Russia's second-largest city, St. Petersburg, have arrested a man suspected of stabbing the...

Siberian Journalist Flees Russia After Threats, Attack

A journalist from Siberia who had to leave her native city of Kiselyovsk in the...

Two Iranians Handed Death Sentences For 'Insulting Prophet'

Two Iranians have been sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the Prophet Muhammad, according to...