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 […]

Venezuelan government, opposition to talk in Norway

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition traveled to Norway for talks on resolving the crisis in the South American country, officials said Wednesday, opening a new chapter in a political stalemate after months of street demonstrations and a failed opposition call for a military uprising. The development appeared to reflect […]

Venezuelan police arrest No. 2 leader of opposition

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Security forces arrested the No. 2 leader of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled congress Wednesday as President Nicolás Maduro’s government began going after foes tied to a failed attempt to stir up a military uprising last week. National Assembly Vice President Edgar Zambrano was leaving his Democratic Action party’s headquarters when he was surprised […]

Putin attacks opposition leaders

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s live call-in show (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Vladimir Putin says he is willing to work with all politicians who want to help people’s lives but has dismissed unnamed opposition leaders for “exploiting” Russia’s economic difficulties. Tens of thousands took to the streets across […]