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The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, aide says

Feb. 24, 2024 13:14 PM EST

The body of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been handed over to his mother, a top aide to Navalny said Saturday on his social media account. Ivan Zhdanov, the director of Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, made the announcement on his Telegram account and thanked...

Trump says his criminal indictments boosted his appeal to Black voters

Feb. 24, 2024 12:32 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump claimed Friday that his four criminal indictments have boosted his support among Black Americans because they see him as a victim of discrimination, comparing his legal jeopardy to the historic legacy of anti-Black prejudice in the U.S. legal...

US and EU pile new sanctions on Russia for the Ukraine war's 2nd anniversary and Navalny's death

Feb. 23, 2024 21:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union on Friday heaped hundreds of new sanctions on Russia in connection with the second anniversary of its invasion of Ukraine and in retaliation for the death of noted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny last week in an Arctic penal colony. ...

So many sanctions on Russia. How much impact do they really have?

Feb. 23, 2024 15:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — So many sanctions. Once again, the United States, United Kingdom and European Union are hitting Russia with a new wave of sanctions over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. This time, they come in response to the death of noted Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who died in an Arctic...

Ally of late Kremlin critic Navalny says authorities threaten to bury him on prison grounds

Feb. 23, 2024 11:46 AM EST

An ally of the late opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Friday that Russian authorities have given his mother a deadline to agree to forgo a public funeral or else they’ll bury him on prison grounds. Investigators gave Lyudmila Navalnaya three hours to accept a proposal for a...

AP Week in Pictures: Global

Feb. 22, 2024 22:50 PM EST

Feb. 16–22, 2024 Models presented a Tom Ford collection on the runway in Milan. After Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny died in prison, his wife, Yulia Navalnaya, vowed that President Vladimir Putin and his allies would be brought to justice over his death. Director Martin...

US is imposing more than 500 new sanctions on Russia's war machine, indicts Russian businessmen

Feb. 22, 2024 19:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department plans to impose more than 500 new sanctions on Russia and its war machine on Friday as the U.S. vows to keep up its financial pressure on Moscow with the war entering its third grueling year. The sanctions represent the largest single...

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's mother says she's resisting pressure to agree to a secret burial

Feb. 22, 2024 17:37 PM EST

The mother of Russia’s late opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Thursday that she has seen her son's body and that she is resisting strong pressure by authorities to agree to a secret burial outside the public eye. Lyudmila Navalnaya said investigators allowed her to see her...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Feb. 22, 2024 17:33 PM EST

The Advocate. February 15, 2024. Editorial: On Ukraine vote, Louisiana’s senators are on the right side of history Our country’s domestic squabbles are spilling over into foreign affairs to an alarming degree these days. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the...

Biden calls Putin a 'crazy SOB' and takes aim at Trump during fundraiser for 2024 election

Feb. 22, 2024 15:29 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — During a fundraiser for his reelection campaign Wednesday night, President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “crazy SOB” and took aim at former President Donald Trump's comments comparing himself to the Russian opposition leader who died last week in an...