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Russian opposition activist Kara-Murza given 25-year sentence

Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after being found guilty of high treason, cooperating with an ‘undesirable’ organization, and spreading ‘disinformation’ about the Russian armed forces. The verdict was announced on Monday by the Moscow City Court, which also imposed a fine of …

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Сhinese elites given directive on foreign assets – WSJ

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), seeking to insulate the country’s top brass from Western sanctions like those imposed on Russia over the Ukraine conflict, has allegedly issued a directive discouraging senior officials from buying assets abroad. The new policy will block promotions for CCP elites who have significant overseas holdings, the …

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Ukraine given more weapons to defend ‘Polish sovereignty’

Poland has provided Kiev with $1.6 billion worth of weapons “to defend Ukrainian, Polish and European sovereignty” amid Russia’s ongoing offensive in Ukraine, Polish government spokesman Piotr Muller said on Saturday. Writing on Twitter, Muller referred to the announcement made by the country’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki earlier on Saturday. …

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Navalny given more jail time

Russian opposition activist Alexey Navalny was sentenced to nine years in prison on Tuesday in a fraud and contempt of court case. He is already serving a 2.8 year term under a separate sentence. He pleaded not guilty during the trial. The Lefortovo court in Moscow agreed with the prosecution, …

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Olympic stars given makeshift phones amid fears of China spying

British athletes have been offered temporary phones and their Team USA rivals have reportedly been told to use burner devices ahead of the Beijing Olympics, acting after investigations suggested the mandated Games app is not safe. All attendees of the Games, which take place from February 4-20 2022, are required …

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Footballer facing 7 counts of rape given bail decision

Three-time Premier League winner Benjamin Mendy has been set stringent restrictions while being released on bail ahead of his trial on sexual assault allegations including seven counts of rape. Manchester City star Mendy and his co-accused, Louie Saha Matturie, made their latest appearance at Chester Crown Court in north-west England on …

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Digital yuan given green light by Chinese tech giant

Chinese technology conglomerate Tencent has reportedly added support for digital yuan to its WeChat Pay wallet, granting users the option to pay using China’s central bank digital currency (CBDC). To use the CBDC in transactions, WeChat users need to have already verified their identity via the e-CNY app, the digital …

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General calls for death penalty to be given to soldier who defected

Speaking to local media outlet wPolityce on Saturday, General Waldemar Skrzypczak remarked that Emil Czeczko, a member of Poland’s 16th Pomeranian Mechanized Division, had “committed the worst thing during the war by defecting to the side of the enemy.” “If I read in the media today that the prosecutor’s office …

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US retail giant given hell for banning BLM masks

According to Jill Coffman, the regional director of the San Francisco National Labor Relations Board, the grocery store chain laid down appearance rules at its US outlets to forbid employees from displaying Black Lives Matter mAessages by means of their clothes. “Issues of racial harassment and discrimination are central to …

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