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Russian court rejects Kremlin critic Navalny's appeal against jail term

Russian court rejects Kremlin critic Navalny's appeal against jail term

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny lost his appeal on Saturday against what he said was a politically motivated decision to jail him for nearly three years, but said his faith in God and belief in the rightness of his cause was sustaining him.

Pakistan lab expects Sputnik V doses for commercial sale in a week

Pakistan lab expects Sputnik V doses for commercial sale in a week

A Pakistani lab will soon receive Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for commercial sale, a company official said on Sunday, making Pakistan one of the first countries to market shots privately as it scrambles to secure supplies.

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Russian police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as supporters of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took to the streets following his call to protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule.

Three dead in Russian mine blast

Three dead in Russian mine blast

Three people were killed Friday in a gas explosion at a mine in the Russian region of Siberia, prosecutors said.

Navalny, anticipating arrest, planned protests to force Kremlin to release him, ally says

Navalny, anticipating arrest, planned protests to force Kremlin to release him, ally says

Before he returned to Russia, opposition politician Alexei Navalny and his supporters had anticipated he would be arrested and planned to force the Kremlin to release him by staging repeated protests, a close ally has said.

Kremlin critic Navalny takes off on plane to Russia despite arrest threat

Kremlin critic Navalny takes off on plane to Russia despite arrest threat

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny took off on a plane bound for Russia on Sunday, to return home for the first time since he was poisoned last summer, despite Russian authorities' stated desire to arrest him and potentially jail him for years.

S.Korea scrambles jets as Chinese, Russian aircraft enter air defence zone

S.Korea scrambles jets as Chinese, Russian aircraft enter air defence zone

South Korea said on Tuesday it had scrambled fighter jets in response to an intrusion into South Korea's air defence identification zone by 19 Russian and Chinese military aircraft.

US planning to close last consulates in Russia

US planning to close last consulates in Russia

Donald Trump's outgoing administration is planning to close the two remaining US consulates in Russia, the State Department confirmed Saturday, as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office amid high tensions with Moscow.

Russia probes mystery seal die-off

Russia probes mystery seal die-off

Russian authorities said Friday they were investigating the mysterious death of nearly 300 endangered seals that had been discovered washed up on the shores of the Caspian Sea.

Moscow launches online registration for Covid-19 vaccination

Moscow launches online registration for Covid-19 vaccination

Moscow launched an online service on Friday for people to book appointments to be vaccinated against Covid-19, two days after President Vladimir Putin called for large-scale vaccinations.

Armenians at a crossroads on last route out of Karabakh

Armenians at a crossroads on last route out of Karabakh

Dressed in impeccable camouflage fatigues with Kalashnikovs slung over their shoulders, Russian peacekeepers stand guard along the last road linking Armenia with the restive region of Nagorno-Karabakh

Germany hits million cases as Russia links up with India for vaccine

Germany hits million cases as Russia links up with India for vaccine

Germany, once a beacon of hope in Europe's coronavirus nightmare, logged its one millionth case on Friday, as Russia announced a partnership with India to mass produce its controversial Sputnik vaccine.