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Kremlin Opponent Aleksei Navalny Is Briefly Detained for Organizing Protests

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:38:19 GMT

The Russian opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, center, at a rally in Moscow in January.The complaint against the Russian opposition leader carries a 30-day sentence, which would conveniently sideline him for the presidential election on March 18.


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Greece Approves Bribery Investigation Involving Political Elite

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:20:50 GMT

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of Greece told Parliament that his government would not cover up “one of the biggest scandals in the country’s modern history.”A report sent to Parliament said there was evidence to suggest that Novartis made payments to politicians.


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Russian Curler Drops Doping Appeal Ahead of Decision on Closing Ceremony

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:08:12 GMT

Alexander Krushelnytsky and his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova, won bronze medals in team curling on Feb. 14. Those medals were stripped on Thursday after an arbitration body ruled that he was guilty of doping.Alexander Krushelnytsky has withdrawn his appeal against a positive doping test, a move that came after an aide to Russia’s president met with the I.O.C. head.


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Bomb Thrown at U.S. Embassy in Montenegro; Attacker Kills Himself

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:05:27 GMT

The police guarded the entrance to the United States Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro, early Thursday. An explosive device had been thrown onto the grounds.Police say they have not found a motive for the attack, which did not injure anyone at the embassy, and did only minor damage.


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Spanish Artwork Denounced Political ‘Persecution.’ It Was Ordered Removed.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:47:48 GMT

“Contemporary Spanish Political Prisoners” by the Spanish artist Santiago Sierra. On Wednesday, it was ordered removed from an art fair in Madrid.A gallery was ordered to withdraw a work that labeled Catalan separatist leaders as political prisoners from an exhibit at Madrid’s main arts fair.


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U.K.’s Governing Party Is Clashing Over ‘Brexit.’ Again.

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:12:56 GMT

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain has often refused to reveal her objectives for leaving the European Union as she balance the demands of competing factions within her party.Hard-line supporters of withdrawal are dismayed by a suggestion that the transition after leaving the European Union could be longer than two years.


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Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:45:34 GMT

Nini Theilade during her stint with Leonide Massine’s Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.She later performed with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, and was also well known as a dance teacher.


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