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Russian lawmaker stripped of immunity over elk's killing

Nov. 25, 2021 11:22 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russia's parliament on Thursday stripped a lawmaker who is critical of the Kremlin of his immunity, allowing prosecutors to press charges against him over the allegedly illegal killing of an elk during a hunting trip. Valery Rashkin, 66,...

Russian lawmaker risks losing immunity for illegal elk kill

Nov. 22, 2021 13:24 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian parliamentary commission recommended Monday that a lawmaker in the lower house be stripped of his immunity as he faces charges over illegally killing an elk. Valery Rashkin, 66, first denied the accusations but later reversed course and confessed...

Belarus TV: American facing Jan. 6 riot charges seeks asylum

Nov. 09, 2021 19:46 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An American who faces criminal charges from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol is seeking asylum in Belarus, the country's state TV reported, in a move that could further heighten tensions between the turbulent former Soviet nation and the United States. ...

Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny wins top EU prize

Oct. 20, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who narrowly survived a poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin, was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize Wednesday in a clear slap at President Vladimir Putin. In awarding the...

Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny wins the European Union's top human rights prize

Oct. 20, 2021 09:00 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny wins the European Union's top human rights prize.

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...