Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been found guilty of embezzlement, local media report.
A judge is still reading the verdict in the city of Kirov, but news agencies said it was clear in his remarks that Mr Navalny had been convicted.
Even a suspended sentence would bar him from running for president next year.
An outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, Mr Navalny has denied the accusations, saying the case is politically motivated.
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A prominent Kremlin critic and Russian opposition figure who has been in a coma since last week has been diagnosed with “acute poisoning by an undefined substance”, his wife has said.
Vladimir Kara-Murza, 35, who works for Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia foundation, had been in Russia to screen a documentary film about his friend Boris Nemtsov, the opposition leader and former deputy prime minister who was gunned down near the Kremlin in 2015.
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They say the Cold War is over, but Russia and the U.S. remain the leading supplier of weapons to countries around the world and are the two biggest military powers. Lately, tensions have been pretty high, too.
The U.S. supplies much of NATO and Middle Eastern allies like Turkey, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.
Russia supplies many BRIC nations, as well as Iran, much of Southeast Asia, and North Africa.
Continue reading This Map Of US And Russian Arms Sales Says It All
A Russia-backed Libyan warlord could start a “civil war” in Libya, increasing refugee flows to the EU, Malta has warned.
The danger comes as the Libyan commander, Khalifa Haftar, advances on Tripoli, the seat of the UN-recognised government, Malta’s foreign minister, George Vella, told press in Valletta on Friday (12 January).
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The former British spy who compiled the unverified dossier on Donald Trump got so concerned by what he was learning about the President-elect that he worked without pay for months, according to a report.
Christopher Steele, a respected ex-MI6 agent, rocked the geopolitical landscape when a 35-page document he’d written on Trump’s alleged ties to the Kremlin was published in full earlier this week.
Continue reading Ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele was so troubled by findings on Donald Trump that he worked for free: report
A married Donald Trump supposedly invited a Hungarian beauty queen to his hotel room after attending the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, according to a newly unearthed interview that has surfaced amid the publication of an unverified dossier alleging that the President-elect engaged in “perverted” sexual acts during the very same trip.
Continue reading Ex-Miss Hungary claims married Donald Trump invited her to his Moscow hotel room
Kata Sarka made the claim about the 2013 encounter last May on Kasza Taxi, an interview show in the style of “Carpool Karaoke.”
Continue reading Meet Kata Sarka, A Hungarian Beauty Queen who Dated Donald Trump at Moscow Hotel Room back in 2013