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Belarusian protest leader disappears after being detained by masked men

Sep 07 2020

Masked men detained Belarusian protest leader Maria Kolesnikova in central Minsk on Monday morning and drove her away in a van and two of her allies also disappeared later, the opposition movement said. | Video

Who owned the chemicals that blew up Beirut? No one will say

Aug 11 2020

MOSCOW/DUBAI/LONDON In the murky story of how a cache of highly explosive ammonium nitrate ended up on the Beirut waterfront, one thing is clear -- no one has ever publicly come forward to claim it. | Video

Who owned the chemicals that blew up Beirut? No one will say

Aug 11 2020

MOSCOW/DUBAI/LONDON In the murky story of how a cache of highly explosive ammonium nitrate ended up on the Beirut waterfront, one thing is clear -- no one has ever publicly come forward to claim it. | Video

INSIGHT-Who owned the chemicals that blew up Beirut? No one will say

Aug 11 2020

MOSCOW/DUBAI/LONDON, Aug 11 In the murky story of how a cache of highly explosive ammonium nitrate ended up on the Beirut waterfront, one thing is clear -- no one has ever publicly come forward to claim it.

Beirut's accidental cargo: how an unscheduled port visit led to disaster

Aug 06 2020

MOSCOW The chemicals that went up in flames in Beirut's deadliest peace-time explosion arrived in the Lebanese capital seven years ago on a leaky Russian-leased cargo ship that, according to its captain, should never have stopped there. | Video

CORRECTED-Beirut's accidental cargo: how an unscheduled port visit led to disaster

Aug 06 2020

* Ammonium nitrate exploded at Beirut port, causing devastation

Russian LGBT activist fined for 'gay propaganda' family drawings

Jul 10 2020

MOSCOW A Russian LGBT activist said she was fined 75,000 roubles ($1,000) on Friday on charges of spreading "gay propaganda" among minors by publishing drawings of same-sex couples with children online.

Toppling of statues in West prompts reflection in Russia, Ukraine over Soviet monuments

Jun 23 2020

MOSCOW/KYIV The targeting of colonial-era monuments in some Western nations has prompted activists in Russia and Ukraine to reflect on how their own countries dealt with Soviet-era statues and, in some cases, to ask whether it was good enough. | Video

Russian journalist charged with justifying terrorism calls her trial a sham

Jun 22 2020

PSKOV, Russia A Russian journalist charged with publicly justifying terrorism called the case against her "a sham" on Monday and said it was a sign of growing censorship.

Russian health workers' coronavirus compensation proves hard to get for some

Jun 11 2020

MOSCOW Yelena Nikonorova, a nurse in the Russian town of Belebey, took a new job on a hospital ward on April 1. Two days later, she went on sick leave. A month later, she was dead after contracting the coronavirus, her death certificate shows.

World News

Four stabbed in Paris attack, suspect arrested: officials

Four people were stabbed on Friday near the former offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris that was attacked by Islamist militants over five years ago, Prime Minister Jean Castex said, and police said a suspect had been arrested.