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Russian agent Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months in US

Russian agent Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months in US

Maria Butina, the only Russian arrested and convicted in the three-year investigation of Moscow's interference in US politics, was sentenced on Friday to 18 months in prison.The leader of a small Russian gun rights group, the 30-year-old Siberian native used

Russian agent Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months

Russian agent Maria Butina sentenced to 18 months

Maria Butina, the only Russian arrested and convicted in the three-year investigation of Moscow's interference in US politics, was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday.The leader of a small Russian gun rights group, Butina used her ties to the NRA firea

Far-right Vox wants to shake up Spain's election

Far-right Vox wants to shake up Spain's election

On the distant margins of politics until it burst onto the scene in southern Spain, far-right party Vox hopes lingering discontent will help it score big in Sunday's general election.For a long time, Spain was one of the few European countries that didn't ha

Ukraine leaps into unknown after comic elected president

Ukraine leaps into unknown after comic elected president

Ukraine leapt into the unknown Monday after comedian Volodymyr Zelensky was elected president on promises of change but with just a vague blueprint of what he might do as leader.Zelensky, whose previous experience in the world of politics was playing the presi

From Reagan to Zelensky, stars who went into politics

From Reagan to Zelensky, stars who went into politics

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, whom exit polls showed winning Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine, follows several celebrities -- from US actor Ronald Reagan to Liberian footballer George Weah -- who nabbed top political jobs in their countries.

Saudis grapple with ever-shifting 'red lines'

Saudis grapple with ever-shifting 'red lines'

Two Saudis vent their opinions publicly. One is detained, the other is acquitted after the right to free speech is invoked. Such inconsistencies are provoking confusion over the kingdom's ever-shifting "red lines".Sex, religion and politics were once clearl