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Navalny, Afghan women on shortlist for EU rights prize

Oct. 14, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and a group of Afghan women are on the shortlist to win to European Union's top human righs prize. Completing the trio of final nominees for the Sakharov Prize is imprisoned Bolivian politician and...

Putin says relations with Biden "working and stable"

Oct. 13, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the Kremlin has “constructive” relations with Washington and voiced hope that mutual interests would eventually help normalize U.S.-Russia ties. Putin, speaking during a panel discussion at an...

Navalny congratulates Nobel-winning Russian editor

Oct. 11, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whom many regarded as a top candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, has congratulated countryman Dmitry Muratov for winning it. Muratov, editor of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, was named prize...

Russian Nobel winner: Peace Prize is for my paper, not me

Oct. 09, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — As editor of Novaya Gazeta, Dmitry Muratov was well aware that his independent Russian newspaper — a persistent critic of the Kremlin, government corruption and human rights abuses in Russia — was seen as a top contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. But...

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Ressa and Muratov

Oct. 08, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their fight for freedom of expression in countries where reporters have faced persistent attacks, harassment and even murder. Ressa and...

Georgia's ex-president arrested after returning home

Oct. 01, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Former President Mikheil Saakashvili was arrested after returning to Georgia, the government said Friday, a move that came as the ex-leader sought to mobilize supporters ahead of national municipal elections seen as critical to the country's political makeup. ...

Activists, WHO in the frame as Nobel Peace guessing starts

Oct. 01, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — The annual Nobel Peace Prize shines the brightest of lights on the person or group thought to have done most to promote peace. But guessing who it will be is just a stab in the dark. That’s because the secretive Norwegian Nobel Committee never...

Russian authorities seek to detain investigative journalist

Sep. 30, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are seeking to detain a prominent investigative journalist, in another sign of increased government pressure on independent media, opposition supporters and human rights activists. Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, issued a...

Communists sue, say online voting in Moscow was rigged

Sep. 29, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Communist Party filed multiple lawsuits Wednesday to contest parliamentary election results from online voting in Moscow, which party members allege was rigged and blame for their defeat in races in the Russian capital. The party, which placed...

Russia opens extremism probe against Navalny and his allies

Sep. 28, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have opened a criminal case against imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his closest allies, accusing them Tuesday of forming an extremist group and involvement in one. The investigation is the latest step in a multi-pronged crackdown on the...