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Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny wins top EU prize

Oct. 20, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s main critic, was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize on Wednesday. In a sign of open criticism of the Kremlin, the leaders of the European Parliament...

WHO: Europe the only region with rise in COVID-19 last week

Oct. 20, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization said there was a 7% rise in new coronavirus cases across Europe last week, the only region in the world where cases increased. In its weekly assessment of the pandemic released late Tuesday, the U.N. health agency said there...

Putin keeps Russian workers home for a week as deaths soar

Oct. 20, 2021 08:23 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday backed the Cabinet’s proposal to declare a non-working week and keep Russian workers away from their offices as coronavirus deaths surged to another daily record. The government task force on Wednesday...

President Vladimir Putin backs proposal to give Russian workers a week off amid soaring virus infections, deaths

Oct. 20, 2021 08:19 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin backs proposal to give Russian workers a week off amid soaring virus infections, deaths.

Russia hosts Afghan talks, calls for inclusive government

Oct. 20, 2021 07:11 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia hosted talks on Afghanistan on Wednesday involving senior representatives of the Taliban and neighboring nations, a round of diplomacy that underlines Moscow's clout. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov opened the talks and emphasized that...

FBI at Russian oligarch's homes for 'law enforcement' action

Oct. 19, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents were carrying out “law enforcement activity” on Tuesday at a Washington mansion and New York City townhouse tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. FBI officials would not provide...

As deaths rise, Russian doctors despair at low vaccine rate

Oct. 19, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Dr. Georgy Arbolishvili doesn’t need to see government statistics or hear about the records being broken every day for infections and deaths to know that Russia is struggling through a particularly alarming phase of the coronavirus pandemic. He simply...

Russia's virus infections over 8 million; daily deaths high

Oct. 18, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s total number of coronavirus infections has topped 8 million, more than 5% of the population, and the daily infection toll hit a new record. The national coronavirus task force said Monday that 34,325 new infections over the past day raised the...

UN: Syria government, opposition to begin drafting charter

Oct. 17, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's government and opposition in the war-torn country have agreed to start drafting constitutional reforms, the U.N. Syria envoy announced Sunday, a major step after a nine-month hiatus of talks and several fruitless rounds. U.N. special envoy for...

The Latest: Fauci dismayed by Texas' move to ban mandates

Oct. 17, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

WASHNGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is saying Sunday that it is “really unfortunate” that Gov. Greg Abbott has moved to ban vaccine mandates in the state of Texas. The nation’s leading infectious disease doctor, speaking on Fox News Sunday, said that the Republican...