The bill's authors said YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram had failed to remove hundreds of URL pages containing prohibited content, as required by Russian law.
Kosovo prepares for an unprecedented snap poll after its top court annulled a vote that installed Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, fuelling further turmoil in the crisis-hit democracy.
Counter-sanctions were announced after Moscow summoned senior diplomats from EU countries where labs concluded Navalny was poisoned in August with Novichok.
Under the landmark decision, which also excludes the country from the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, Russians will still be allowed to compete, but only as neutrals.
Accidental fires and blasts in residential buildings are relatively common in Russia as a result of ageing infrastructure and non-compliance with safety standards.
Tens of thousands of demonstrators organised at least 100 separate gatherings in the capital Minsk.
With 95 percent votes counted, Romania's opposition Social Democrats (PSD) have taken the lead after elections seen as pivotal for determining the country's future in the European mainstream, but they are unlikely to be part of the next government.
Irina Antonova, the veteran curator of Moscow's Pushkin Museum, served as the director from 1961 until 2013.
"I will not work as president with you under the new constitution," President Alexander Lukashenko says without specifying when that day would come.
Police detain dozens of people during protests against President Alexandre Lukashenko's contested re-election, activists say.
Russia deployed some 2,000 peacekeepers to Nagorno-Karabakh over the last two weeks after a peace deal ended the war between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces which erupted on September 27.
Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban expresses his displeasure after Hungary and Poland earlier this week blocked EU's $2.1 trillion long-term budget and coronavirus rescue package and plunged the bloc into political crisis.
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