Interim Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov, a Kyrgyz nationalist, took temporary control of the presidency after the country's parliament voted to end a state of emergency imposed by its ousted president.
The first tranche of sanctions targeted 3 individuals and two mining companies that work on behalf of Yevgeniy Prigozhin, the Putin ally who was indicted by US Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny received treatment at the Charite hospital for just over a month, of which 24 days were spent in intensive care, after tests determined he was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights noted that nerve agents and radioactive isotopes such as Novichok and Polonium-210 were sophisticated substances that are very hard to get hold of.
Veto highlights the growing divide between Washington and its European allies, as well as Arab countries, who have refused to commit to taking back foreign fighters since allied forces crushed Daesh over a year ago.
The detentions come a week after Belarusian security services detained a group of Russians who the authorities said were plotting violent protests with members of the opposition.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says Britain is looking at additional powers to look at the activities of hostile states "and that may include introducing new laws."
Former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya, 20, died after falling from a sixth-floor window in Russian capital Moscow, her coach Andrei Khekalo said.
Russians are participating in a seven-day vote on constitutional amendments that would enable President Vladimir Putin to stay in office until 2036 by resetting the clock on his term limits.
A day earlier, a Turkish delegation paid a surprise visit to Tripoli where Cavusoglu discussed a lasting ceasefire and political solution in Libya.
Covid-19 has now killed over 439,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the developments for June 16:
Experts say Syria's economic woes could weaken Bashar al Assad's military stranglehold over the country.
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