Google and Apple stores blocked jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny’s tactical voting app, which aimed to counter Vladimir Putin’s hegemony over the country by helping voters find alternative candidates.
Polls opened on Friday morning in the Far East regions of Kamchatka and Chukotka, which are nine hours ahead of Moscow. Voters will be able to cast ballots through Sunday.
President Rumen Radev reappoints incumbent caretaker premier Stefan Yanev to lead interim administration until new government is formed.
Substitute Jordan Siebatcheu scored a stoppage-time winner to earn Young Boys a 2-1 victory over 10-man Manchester United in their Champions League opener.
The Orban government has spent $2.7 billion since 2010 to revive the sport in the country and appeal to his populist nationalist base.
Pope Francis arrives in Hungary, starting an unusually short stay that underlines differences with nationalist and anti-immigrant PM Viktor Orban.
The Balkan country will hold its third parliamentary elections and the first round of the regular presidential election on the same date, Bulgaria's President Rumen Radev says.
Relations between Moscow and Minsk have consolidated with a recent agreement over 28 Union State programs proposing cooperation in various sectors of the economy.
Energy giant Gazprom announces completion of controversial subsea pipeline to Germany that will allow Moscow to increase its gas exporting capability and bypass Ukraine.
Diana Kidzhi is second in command to the captain and sets the path the giant Russian vessel will take through the frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean.
Moscow has cautiously embraced the newly re-created Islamic Emirate, but terrorism and regional security issues remain concerns.
Maria Kolesnikova, one of the leaders of mass street protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko last year, has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
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