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As Russians Protest to Save Navalny, Nationwide Turnout is Key 

As Russians Protest to Save Navalny, Nationwide Turnout is Key 

In Russia, thousands took to the streets in Moscow and across the country to protest the continued detention of jailed...

A Look at Why Ghana Is Attracting IT Firms 

A Look at Why Ghana Is Attracting IT Firms 

Ghanaian social media users were in a state of ecstasy earlier this month when the U.S. social networking service, Twitter,...

Diplomatic Row Between Moscow, Prague Intensifies

Diplomatic Row Between Moscow, Prague Intensifies

The Czech Republic on Thursday ordered Russia to remove more staff from its Prague embassy, in a growing spat between...

Record Heat, Rain Marks Europe’s 2020 

Record Heat, Rain Marks Europe’s 2020 

As President Biden hosts a virtual climate summit this Earth Day, a report out Thursday adds more fuel to the...

Navalny Ally Urges Him to End Hunger Strike

Navalny Ally Urges Him to End Hunger Strike

An ally of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has urged Navalny to end his hunger strike, which is in its...

Ukraine’s President Says Russian Troop Pullback Eases Tensions

Ukraine’s President Says Russian Troop Pullback Eases Tensions

Ukraine’s president said Thursday that Russia’s troop reduction near the Ukraine border was reducing tensions between the countries but cautioned...

Biden Preparing to Recognize Armenian Genocide, Officials Say

Biden Preparing to Recognize Armenian Genocide, Officials Say

U.S. officials say President Joe Biden is preparing to recognize the World War I-era mass killings of Armenians by the...

French Foreign Minister Backs Chad’s Transitional Military Council  

French Foreign Minister Backs Chad’s Transitional Military Council  

France’s foreign minister is defending the takeover of Chad’s government by a transitional military council. Jean-Yves Le Drian said during a...

Russia Will Face Sanctions If Navalny Dies, France Says

Russia Will Face Sanctions If Navalny Dies, France Says

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday that Russia and President Vladimir Putin will face sanctions if opposition leader...

Officials Say Biden Preparing to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Officials Say Biden Preparing to Recognize Armenian Genocide

U.S. officials say President Joe Biden is preparing to recognize the World War I-era mass killings of Armenians by the...

Nearly 1,500 Reported Arrested at Navalny Rallies in Russia

Nearly 1,500 Reported Arrested at Navalny Rallies in Russia

Police arrested nearly 1,500 people Wednesday during a day of demonstrations throughout Russia calling for freedom for imprisoned opposition leader...

Russian Protesters, Human Rights Leaders Fear for Navalny’s Life

Russian Protesters, Human Rights Leaders Fear for Navalny’s Life

The United States is warning the Russian government that it is responsible for whatever happens to opposition leader Alexey Navalny,...