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Lisbon mayor criticized after Russian dissident data shared

Jun. 11, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lisbon's mayor has come under fire after admitting that municipal employees shared with Russian officials personal details of at least three Lisbon-based dissidents who organized protests in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The...

Russia fines Facebook, Telegram over banned content

Jun. 10, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Thursday ordered Facebook and the messaging app Telegram to pay steep fines for failing to remove banned content, a move that could be part of growing government efforts to tighten control over social media platforms amid political dissent. ...

Biden opens overseas trip declaring 'United States is back'

Jun. 09, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

MILDENHALL, England (AP) — President Joe Biden opened the first overseas trip of his term Wednesday with a declaration that “the United States is back” as he seeks to reassert the nation on the world stage and steady European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor. ...

Russian court outlaws opposition leader Navalny's groups

Jun. 09, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday night outlawed the organizations founded by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by labeling them extremist, the latest move in a campaign to silence dissent and bar Kremlin critics from running for parliament in September. ...

Report claims Russian agents tailed journalist who fell ill

Jun. 09, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The investigative organization Bellingcat claimed Wednesday that Russian agents who had tailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny before his poisoning also shadowed a journalist who had earlier fallen severely ill with similar symptoms. Dmitry Bykov, an...

Navalny daughter accepts human rights award on his behalf

Jun. 08, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The daughter of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny accepted a human rights award on her father's behalf on Tuesday for his courage in facing down President Vladimir Putin’s government. Daria Navalnaya, a 20-year-old student at Stanford...

Russia hits 9 Canadian officials with sanctions

Jun. 07, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Monday targeted nine Canadian officials with sanctions in retaliation to Canada's restrictions against Russian officials accused of involvement in the imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The Russian Foreign Ministry said...

Russian opposition activist sent to jail amid crackdown

Jun. 02, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday sent a prominent opposition activist to jail pending a probe, as authorities continue to crack down on dissent ahead of September's parliamentary election. In the southern city of Krasnodar, a court ordered Andrei Pivovarov,...

AP Interview: Kremlin cracking down on dissent before vote

Jun. 01, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities are cracking down on dissent before a crucial parliamentary election in September, in what a leading Kremlin critic on Tuesday described as an attempt to sideline opponents. Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a Russian tycoon who moved to London...

Head of defunct Russian opposition group pulled off flight

May. 31, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of a Russian opposition group that announced its shutdown last week said he was pulled off an airliner and detained by police Monday. Andrei Pivovarov, the leader of Open Russia, said his flight was already taxiing for takeoff at St. Petersburg's...