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Arrest of Opposition Leader in Georgia Raises Fear of Growing Instability
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Just in the past few months, demonstrations have shaken the government in Belarus, Kyrgyzstan has endured its third post-Soviet revolution, and Azerbaijan and Armenia have fought a vicious war over a breakaway enclave. 1
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"Several thousand people protested Mr. Melia's arrest in central Tbilisi on Tuesday evening. 1
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'Brazen, arrogant and aggressive': Ukraine takes Russia to ECHR
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Ukraine said Russia had violated the "right to life" stipulated in Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights. 1Moscow has also been accused of failing to investigate killings and of deliberately mounting cover-up operations aimed at frustrating efforts to find the persons responsible. 1
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Navalny aides press EU leaders to expand Russian sanctions
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Top aides to Alexei Navalny accused Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday of jailing their boss and other opposition figures to eliminate competition in upcoming national elections, and they urged EU leaders to use European Court of Human Rights case files to identify investigators, judges and prosecutors who should be sanctioned for their role in political abuses. 1
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Belarus jails two journalists who covered Lukashenko protest
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Katsiaryna Andreyeva, 27, and Darya Chultsova, 23, both of the Polish-funded Belsat TV channel, were detained in November in an apartment they had been using as a vantage point to livestream demonstrations over the death of a protester. 1
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He has been in office since 1994. 1
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More Than 3,000 Detained In Russia By Police Amid Violent Clashes With Protesters Demanding Release Of Navalny
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They pitted public outrage over the Kremlin's treatment of its chief critic following his recovery in Germany from poisoning with a military-grade nerve agent against how much of a threat Putin sees from the 44-year-old lawyer he has repeatedly sought to downplay. 1
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Russia says it's ready for split if EU imposes new sanctions
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"We don't want to be isolated from international life, but we must be ready for that," Lavrov said. 1"If you want peace, you must prepare for war." 1
Asked if Russia is heading toward a split with the European Union, Lavrov replied, "We proceed from the assumption that we are ready for that." 1
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The Pandemic Emptied Europe's Cities. What Will Bring People Back?
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"Broadly speaking, place loyalty in Europe is significantly higher than in the U.S.," Dr. Rode said, pointing to past studies showing that even among cities in economic decline, those in Europe suffered relatively less population loss. 1"A lot of these places have very deep histories, very deep culture." 1
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EU chief's Moscow humiliation is sign of bloc disunity on Russia, say experts
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Borrell's trip, which had been opposed by some member states, culminated in a press conference during which Lavrov accused EU leaders of lying about the poisoning of the jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny and called the bloc an "unreliable partner". 1
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A Flamenco Dancer for the YouTube Generation
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He lives within walking distance of the warehouse, alongside relatives and friends who form part of the Roma community in Badalona, a city just north of Barcelona. 1
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Undaunted, he threw off his boots and finished the act barefoot. 1
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Amnesty Rescinds 'Prisoner Of Conscience' Designation For Russia Activist Navalny
Amnesty International says it no longer considers jailed Russian anti-Kremlin activist Alexei Navalny a "prisoner of conscience," citing past comments he's made that "reach the threshold of advocacy of hatred."