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iStock/fizkesBY: KIRIT RADIA and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Doctors at a German hospital treating Alexey Navalny confirmed Monday that the vocal critic of Vladimir Putin was poisoned. The Russian opposition leader had an “intoxication by a substance from the group of active substances called cholinesterase inhibitors,” according to the hospital’s analysis. The update […]

LorenzoT81/iStockBy CHRISTINE THEODOROU, ABC News (LOS OLIVOS, Peru) — Thirteen people were killed in a stampede while trying to flee an illegal nightclub party in Peru raided by police on Saturday night, officials said. There were approximately 120 people at the Thomas Restobar nightclub in Los Olivos, just north of Lima, when police arrived to […]

omersukrugoksu/iStockBy SOMAYEH MALEKIAN, ABC News (TEHRAN, Iran) — Abbas Tajik, 38-year old butcher in west Tehran, goes home at night feeling overwhelmed with depression after hearing his customers’ stories of poverty. Day after day, he witnesses them becoming poorer and poorer. In the past six months, some of them have had to stop buying meat. […]

bluejayphoto/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MOSCOW) — Russia’s best-known opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, was flown from Siberia to Berlin on Saturday for emergency treatment for suspected poisoning, after Russian doctors permitted him to be evacuated from Russia to Germany following a day of demands from his family and colleagues. The plane carrying Navalny, still in […]

sonreir es gratis/iStockBy AICHA EL HAMMAR CASTANO and GUY DAVIES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Brazil, the second-worst-hit country by the coronavirus pandemic, is seeing daily case reports and death rolls continue to rise. In the 24 hours leading up to Friday, more than 45,000 new cases and 1,200 deaths were recorded, according to the […]

Adam Smigielski/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MOSCOW) — Russia’s most prominent opposition activist, Alexey Navalny, is expected to be flown to Germany on Saturday for treatment for suspected poisoning, after Russian doctors at a Siberian hospital where he is in a coma agreed for him to be transported. It followed a daylong standoff between his […]

simon2579/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (MOSCOW) — Roughly 10 days after becoming the first nation to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, an announcement greeted with skepticism by many in the international community, Russia now said it intends to expand key drug trials by tens of thousands of subjects. Tests originally said to include […]

Sergei Dubrovskii/iStockBy RADHIKA CHALASANI, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef at Pointe d’Esny near Mauritius in late July. After days of being pounded by strong waves, the ship broke apart. On Aug. 6, it started leaking oil creating an environmental catastrophe. Environmental groups have warned that the […]

yorkfoto/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MINSK, Belarus) — Protests calling for Belarus’ leader Alexander Lukashenko to step down took place again in the capital Minsk on Wednesday, but for the first time in a week riot police reappeared on the streets as authorities seemed to take steps to regain momentum against the protests. The hundreds […]

Amornrat Phuchom/iStockBy PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Russia’s best-known anti-Kremlin opposition leader Alexey Navalny is in a coma in intensive care after being allegedly poisoned with a toxin slipped into his tea, according to his press secretary. His press secretary Kira Yarmysh wrote that Navalny fell sick while on a plane returning from […]


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