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Protesters took to the street in cities across Russia on Saturday in support of jailed Khabarovsk former governor Sergei Furgal.

Protests spread across Russia in support of jailed former governor

The demonstrations come as thousands of people marched in the Russian Far East city of Khabarovsk for the fourth weekend Saturday, angered by the arrest of the region’s popular governor and his replacement with a Kremlin favorite.

Russia fights wildfires on over 165,000 hectares of forest

Active firefighting efforts are underway on an area of 165,831 hectares across Russia, where 246 wildfires are raging, with the country’s Far East being worst hit, official data showed on Monday.

Russia fights wildfires on over 165,000 hectares of forest

Active firefighting efforts are underway on an area of 165,831 hectares across Russia, where 246 wildfires are raging, with the country’s Far East being worst hit, official data showed on Monday.

Inmate found dead after prison riot

An inmate was found dead Saturday after a riot and a blaze swept through a Russian prison under a coronavirus lockdown in eastern Siberia, authorities said.
Alla Ilyina, 32, is currently in her flat in the city of St Petersburg, refusing to open the door to police.

Russian woman who fled coronavirus quarantine ordered to return

A Russian court ordered an undiagnosed local woman to return to coronavirus quarantine on Monday after she fled days earlier, from what she described as dismal conditions.

Eleven workers killed in Siberia fire

Eleven people including 10 Uzbek workers died when a fire ripped through a one-storey wooden shack in a remote village in the Siberian region of Tomsk, officials said on Tuesday.

19 killed as bus plunges onto frozen river in Russia

A passenger bus plunged off a bridge onto a frozen river in Siberia on Sunday, killing 19 of the more than 40 people on board, authorities said.

Customs apprehend woman with 2kg of gold in her shoes

Russian customs officers have detained a woman at the Chinese border with nearly two kilogrammes of gold in her shoes after she appeared to be walking strangely, authorities said on Tuesday.

Soldier kills eight in gun attack at Siberian army base

A Russian soldier on Friday opened fire on fellow troops at a Siberian military base, killing eight and wounding another two, officials said, blaming the attack on a possible “nervous breakdown”.
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announces a failed coup as he addresses the public on television, June 23, 2019. The failed coup in the Amhara region was led by a high-ranking military official and others within the country’s military, he said.

Ethiopia invites public to visit infamous torture facility

Ethiopia on Friday invited members of the public to tour a notorious detention facility where high-profile political prisoners once endured abusive interrogations, weeks of solitary confinement and other forms of torture.
US President Donald Trump (right) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin speak over phone on trade, wildfires

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a phone conversation regarding bilateral trade and the raging wildfires in Russia’s Siberia, the White House said Wednesday.

Six children, four adults die in Russia car accident

Six children were among 10 people killed when an all-terrain vehicle capsized while crossing a remote Siberian river, authorities said Friday.
The Russian official, Sergey Zaytsev attacking the reporter. (RT News)

Russian official caught on camera violently attacking reporter

The head of a district in the Siberian region of Khakassia is undergoing federal investigation after being caught on camera grabbing a reporter from state news channel Rossiya 24.
Russia has launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker as part of ambitious plans to tap the Arctic's commercial potential.

Russia launches nuclear icebreaker to tap Arctic reserves

Russia has launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker as part of ambitious plans to tap the Arctic's commercial potential.
Maria Butina drafted a proposal entitled Description of Diplomacy Project in March 2015 to develop ties with the Republicans with the aim of influencing US foreign policy. AP

US judge sentences Russian agent Maria Butina 18 months in prison

Admitted Russian agent Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in United States prison on Friday after the Siberia native, her voice breaking with emotion, begged a judge for mercy and expressed remorse for conspiring with a Russian official to infiltrate a gun rights group and influence US conservative activists and Republicans.
Ambassador of Ukraine to Nigeria, Valerii Aleksandruk

Ukraine urges Nigeria to recognise Holodomor as genocide

Ukraine Ambassador to Nigeria Dr Valerii Aleksandruk has appealed to the federal government to formally recognise `Holodomor' (the man-made famine in Ukraine in which millions of Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death) as genocide against the Ukrainian people.
Pope Francis waves at the faithfulls attending his weekly general audience at the Saint Peter's square, on September 19, 2018, in the Vatican. - AFP PHOTO - Alberto PIZZOLI

Pope urges Latvians to cherish, defend hard-won freedom

Pope Francis on Monday urged Latvians, who broke with the Soviet Union nearly 30 years ago, to cherish their hard-won freedom and to not forget the sacrifices of those who died for it.
Russian military forces perform a landing during the Vostok-2018 (East-2018) military drills at Klerka training ground on the Sea of Japan coast, outside the town of Slavyanka, some 100km south of Vladivostok, on September 15, 2018. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

Russia holds naval drills in Sea of Japan

Russian troops taking part in the country's largest-ever war games on Saturday held drills in the Sea of Japan, despite Tokyo's concerns about a Russian military buildup in the area.

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