At least nine school children and one teacher dead, many more wounded, after lone 19-year-old shooter opened fire in a school in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s republic of Tatarstan.
Amnesty International said it made a mistake and apologised"for the negative impacts this has had on Alexey Navalny personally" and the activists in Russia and around the world who tirelessly campaigned for his freedom.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the EU of trying to punish Moscow for its “independent foreign and domestic policies” and of trying to contain its development with “unlawful restrictions.”
Russia’s financial monitoring agency says it added jailed Alexey Navalny’s political network to a list of organisations involved in “terrorism and extremism” as a court considers also adding Kremlin critic’s Anti-Corruption Foundation.
Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny’s team announces on YouTube that it is disbanding its national network ahead of a court ruling expected to declare it an “extremist” organisation.
Apple is appealing the ruling and said in a statement, "we respectfully disagree with the determination" of the Russian anti-monopoly service.
Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny recovered from a near-fatal poisoning attack last year only to again be on the brink of death while on hunger strike in a Russian prison in a bid to access medical care for his other ailments.
Ukraine says withdrawal of Russian military forces from the border could ease tensions but that the step alone would not stop the escalation or conflict in the eastern Donbass region.
The announcement came as President Vladimir Putin invited Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy for talks in Moscow following weeks of renewed fighting in the east of Ukraine between government troops and pro-Moscow separatists.
The exercise comes amid increasing violations of a ceasefire in Ukraine's east and a massive Russian troops buildup on the border with Ukraine that raised Western concerns.
Thousands of supporters of opposition leader Alexey Navalny hit the streets of Moscow and other cities to protest his detention as President Putin vows "quick and tough" Russian response for its foes.
Meanwhile, Russian police detain several allies of Alexey Navalny and raided two of his regional offices, a day before his supporters plan to stage mass protests over his failing health amid a hunger strike.
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