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How are Russians reacting to Alexei Navalny’s death?

Alexei Navalny may have made fewer headlines in recent years, but news on Friday of his death has still shaken many in Russia. Hundreds brought flowers to monuments honoring the victims of political ...

China court's suspended death sentence for Australian writer an 'outrage,' PM says

SYDNEY, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Australia Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Tuesday said it was an "outrage" that a Beijing court handed Australian writer Yang Hengjun a suspended death sentence ...

Russian soldiers' wives: 'Bring them home'

Relatives of mobilized Russians sent to fight in Ukraine have come together to form a movement. They are organizing vigils and flash mobs, and appealing to the Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, ...

Has Australia come out on top in dispute with China?

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese wrapped up a four-day visit to China on Tuesday, as Beijing and Canberra continue work on repairing frayed ties. During a highly anticipated meeting with Ch...

Photo of the Day: Mini-Sadako emerges from well in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos and video of a toddler dressed up as the main antagonist from the Japanese horror film "Ring" emerging from a glowing well quickly went viral over the wee...

Germany: A hotbed of Vietnamese dissidents

Nguyen Bac Truyen, a Vietnamese religious freedom advocate who had been imprisoned in 2018 for subversion, arrived in Germany in September — joining half a dozen of high-profile compatriots who ...

Australian journalist Cheng Lei back home after China release

SYDNEY, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Australian journalist Cheng Lei, who had been detained in China on national security charges for more than three years, returned home on Wednesday after being released, Aust...

London police receive Russell Brand sex assault allegations

London police said on Monday that they had received an allegation of sexual assault involving UK comedian and actor Russell Brand. The police statement followed allegations published by The Sunday Ti...

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signs law restricting release of her travel, security records

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a law Thursday restricting release of her travel and security records after the Legislature wrapped up a special session marked by ...

Arkansas lawmakers advance plan to shield Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' travel, security records

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers voted Wednesday to shield travel and security records for Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a day after ditching a more far-reaching proposal that critics said w...

Arkansas governor seeks exemption on travel and security records, backs off other changes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Republicans in the Legislature on Tuesday backed off a widespread plan to restrict the public's access to records about Sanders' admin...

Book Review: Novelist and blogger Cory Doctorow pens a manual for destroying Big Tech

As a leading blogger in the pre-Substack era, novelist and public-interest technologist Cory Doctorow often warned that Big Tech was rendering of cyberspace a polluted, dystopian, crassly commercial a...

How Russia drafts migrants to fight in Ukraine

Russia needs soldiers, and its authorities are increasingly turning to migrants to fill the military's ranks. Guest workers from Central Asian countries are often rounded up on the street, taken t...

Conservative book ban push fuels library exodus from national association that stands up for books

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — After parents in a rural and staunchly conservative Wyoming county joined nationwide pressure on librarians to pull books they considered harmful to youngsters, the local library...

Bayern Munich and Rwanda: Sponsorship causes criticism

There are almost 6,000 kilometers (3,728 miles) between Munich and the Rwandan capital Kigali. They are different worlds in many respects, but a new sponsorship deal should bring them closer together....