Russian court outlaws opposition leader Navalny’s groups

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday night outlawed the organizations founded by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by labeling them extremist, the latest move in a campaign to silence dissent and bar Kremlin critics from running for parliament in September. The Moscow City Court’s ruling, effective immediately, prevents people associated with Navalny’s Foundation […]

Russia’s Navalny in coma, allegedly poisoned by toxic tea

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, one of Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, lay in a coma Friday at a Siberian hospital, the victim of what his allies said appeared to be a poisoning engineered by the Kremlin. Navalny’s organization was scrambling to make arrangements to transfer him to Germany for treatment; a German […]

Russia critic Browder briefly detained in Spain

MADRID (AP) — A prominent critic of the Kremlin says Russia is trying to block his investigation into the murder of a former employee by abusing an Interpol system of warrants that caused him to be briefly detained in Spain on Wednesday. “Vladimir Putin and the Russian government are absolutely infuriated that we are bringing […]

Moscow mulls next move in escalating media spat with US

BC-EU–Russia-US-Media,1st Ld-Writethru Nov 30, 2017 7:46AM (GMT 13:46) – 412 words By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV ,  Associated Press Eds: Updates with Kremlin comment, Russian prime minister’s statement, other quotes, details. With AP Photos. MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin voiced dismay Thursday over the withdrawal of a Russian state-funded TV station’s credentials in the U.S. and warned […]