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May 22, 2019

Politics

Pressure at top Russian daily triggers mass walkout

Pressure at top Russian daily triggers mass walkout

The entire politics desk of one of Russia's top daily newspapers, Kommersant, quit on Monday in protest over censorship after two veteran reporters were fired.The walkout at the newspaper controlled by pro-Kremlin tycoon Alisher Usmanov is a rare protest in t

Spanish, French or Polish: expats fight Brexit at UK polls

Spanish, French or Polish: expats fight Brexit at UK polls

Chatting with voters in a small town in northwest England ahead of this week's European elections, lawyer Sophie Larroque's French accent is hard to miss.The MEP candidate is one of several European expatriates making the leap into politics in Britain, spurr

Russia says UN chemical weapons watchog is 'off track'

Russia says UN chemical weapons watchog is 'off track'

Russia's UN ambassador charged Friday that the UN's chemical weapons watchdog had been hijacked by politics and its mandate derailed after Moscow put forward a draft Security Council resolution on the OPCW.Western diplomats fear the proposed Russian measure

Australia's election, a campaign across a continent

Australia's election, a campaign across a continent

With constituencies the size of Iran, South Africa and France, Aussie voters have always been a diverse bunch, but the current election campaign has revealed this vast country's politics is fracturing along regional lines.In just 48 hours on the campaign trai

Convicted Russian 'agent' Butina appeals prison sentence

Convicted Russian 'agent' Butina appeals prison sentence

Maria Butina, the only Russian arrested and convicted in the three-year investigation of Moscow's interference in US politics, filed an appeal Wednesday against her 18-month prison sentence.The 30-year-old Russian gun activist, who built a network of high-pow