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Russia lists 2 US media outlets as ‘foreign agents’

Russia has formally designated US government-sponsored Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) as “foreign agents” in response to a similar move by Washington to restrict the work of Russian media. The Russian Justice Ministry formally listed the VOA and RFE/RL as well as seven separate Russian- ...

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Catalans urge release of remaining jailed leaders

Hundreds of people have protested in Spain’s Barcelona to demand the release of pro-secession former officials in Catalonia, following a Supreme Court ruling that denied them bail. Dressed in yellow “Yes” banners, the demonstrators gathered in Barcelona’s Saint James’ Square on Monday night, carrying signs that read “Freedom for political ...

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Militants kill UN peacekeeper in Central African Republic

Christian militiamen killed a Mauritanian UN peacekeeper in an attack on a camp for displaced people in a Central African Republic diamond-mining town on Monday, the United Nations mission there said. Fighters armed with AK-47s and makeshift weapons also wounded one Zambian and two Mauritanian peacekeepers during the 90-minute gunfight ...

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