Navalny’s team has released a mammoth investigation into Vladimir Putin’s wealth, including a £1bn palace on the Black Sea.
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Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition politician, was detained for 30 days pending a court hearing.
The worry was that new rules would make life impossible for citizen campaigners, who rely on human contact and rallies to launch initiatives.
France is set to receive President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt December 7. President Al-Sisi has a track record of undemocratic governance.
French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that images showing Paris police beating up a Black music producer were shameful for France.
Russia has long asserted dominance over neighbours. The election of pro-Western Maia Sandu as Moldova’s next president shows it is losing this grip.
In recent months Belarusians have steadily asked Alexander Lukashenko to leave office. Their popular movement demonstrates how democratic renewal is done.
Historical memory and national identity have been a point of contention and subject for manipulation since independence in Ukraine, report.
China is taking a deep dive to global domination. However, its ideological rivals, the Western democracies, are somewhat blind to Beijing’s global ambition.
China has ramped up repression of democracy protests in Hong Kong and of ethnic Uighurs. Western powers Friday called on China to stop these policies.