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Alexei Navalny sits on the plane prior to a flight to Moscow, at the Airport Berlin Brandenburg (BER) in Schoenefeld, near Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny flew home to Russia on Sunday after recovering in Germany from his poisoning in August with a nerve agent. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow

Jan. 17, 2021 1:29 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany on Sunday, the prison service said. The prison service said he was detained for multiple violations of parole and terms of a suspended prison sentence and would be held in custody until a...

Russia's prison service says opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained after returning from Germany

Jan. 17, 2021 1:15 PM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's prison service says opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained after returning from Germany.

Tampa-Cuba ties frayed under Trump, Now, it’s Biden’s turn

Jan. 9, 2021 3:00 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Before Fidel Castro, before Communism, Tampa residents jokingly said their city was Cuba’s northern-most province due to the ties they shared. Cuban immigrants helped found Ybor City. Cuban tobacco was rolled in Tampa cigar factories. Tampa residents traveled to the island for...

Congo releases man convicted of role in Kabila assassination

Jan. 8, 2021 10:51 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese authorities on Friday released Eddy Kapend, a man once sentenced to death for his role in the assassination of President Laurent Kabila nearly two decades ago. Kapend left the central prison of Makala after a ceremony presided over by Justice Minister Bernard Takaishe...

FILE - In this June 2, 2019 file photo Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval, D-Chicago, at the Illinois State Capitol, in Springfield, Ill.  Sandoval, who pleaded guilty in January to political corruption, has died from COVID-19 complications, his attorney said Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Sandoval, who was cooperating with federal authorities, was in the hospital before his death, said attorney Dylan Smith, who added that he spoke with the former lawmaker’s family. (Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register via AP)

Former state Sen. Sandoval dies of COVID-19 complications

Dec. 5, 2020 3:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former state Sen. Martin Sandoval, who was facing prison after pleading guilty to political corruption, has died from COVID-19 complications, his attorney said Saturday. Attorney Dylan Smith confirmed the death based on his conversations with Sandoval’s family. “I was proud to...

Spain: Court annuls daily releases for Catalan secessionists

Dec. 4, 2020 6:09 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court has revoked a less restrictive prison status awarded to nine Catalan political figures previously sentenced to jail for their part in a secession attempt in Catalonia. The status would have allowed them almost daily release. The court said Friday that such a measure was...