First Russia poisoned him. Now this is the prison camp for Alexey Navalny

First Russia poisoned him. Now this is the prison camp for Alexey Navalny

 

At the rusty gates of Penal Colony No. 2, dour prison officers in military fatigues turn unwanted visitors away

A ferocious-looking dog on a short leash barked its warning as the guards checked our passports before ordering us to leave the notorious site where Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, has been sent for the next two-and-a-half years.
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Fury as London police officers break up vigil to murdered Sarah Everard

Fury as London police officers break up vigil to murdered Sarah Everard

 

 

Women’s rights activists in the UK are reeling from the Metropolitan Police’s heavy-handed approach at a Saturday night vigil for Sarah Everard, a 33-year old who was murdered while walking home in South London earlier this month.

The man who is accused of murdering her is a serving member of that same police force.

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Lionel Messi scores ‘special’ goal but misses penalty as Barcelona crashes out of the Champions League

Lionel Messi scores ‘special’ goal but misses penalty as Barcelona crashes out of the Champions League

 

 

It wasn’t enough to ensure Barcelona progressed to the Champions League quarterfinals but Lionel Messi’s strike against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday will live long in the memory.

Needing to score at least four goals to overcome a disastrous 4-1 first-leg result, Barcelona’s task was made almost impossible after Kylian Mbappe converted a penalty for PSG on the half-hour.

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Brazil plunges into crisis as a second wave and deadly new variant overwhelm hospitals

Brazil plunges into crisis as a second wave and deadly new variant overwhelm hospitals

 

A second wave of Covid-19 is ripping through Brazil, pushing hospitals and ICUs toward collapse and claiming record numbers of daily deaths.

While a new variant of the coronavirus spreads throughout the country, many Brazilians continue to defy mask mandates mobility restrictions following the example of President Jair Bolsonaro, who recently said people need to “stop being sissies”

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Wall Street Journal: Trump pressured Georgia investigator to find ‘the right answer’ in baseless fraud push

Wall Street Journal: Trump pressured Georgia investigator to find ‘the right answer’ in baseless fraud push

 

 

In a phone call to the Georgia secretary of state’s office in December, then-President Donald Trump urged a top investigator to find fraud in the 2020 presidential election, telling her that she would be “praised” for overturning results that were in favor of Joe Biden, according to newly reported audio of the call obtained by The Wall Street Journal.

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‘Dreams do really come true’: Novak Djokovic reflects on his career and historic new record

‘Dreams do really come true’: Novak Djokovic reflects on his career and historic new record

 

 

When Novak Djokovic was just seven years old, he’d make his own Wimbledon trophy and imagine he was the best tennis player in the world.

As the Serb speaks about the journey he’s been on in the intervening 26 years, even he sounds somewhat incredulous at the point he’s arrived at.

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Biden doesn’t penalize crown prince despite promise to punish senior Saudi leaders

Biden doesn’t penalize crown prince despite promise to punish senior Saudi leaders

 

 

Despite promising to punish senior Saudi leaders while on the campaign trail, President Joe Biden declined to apply sanctions to the one the US intelligence community determined is responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The choice not to punish Prince Mohammed directly puts into sharp relief the type of decision-making that becomes more complicated for a president versus a candidate,

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