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Republic of Congo opposition candidate dies from Covid-19 complications a day after election

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A leading opposition candidate in the Republic of Congo's presidential election held on Sunday has died from Covid-related complications, party officials said Monday, according to local media reports. Guy Brice Par...

200 opposition activists detained at democratic forum in Moscow. Russian authorities says they were breaking Covid-19 protocol

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Moscow Around 200 opposition activists were detained in Moscow on Saturday, according to a statement from Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs. The detentions are the latest in a series of crackdowns sustained by me...

Why Republican opposition to the Covid-19 stimulus bill looks like very bad politics

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Here's a remarkable stat for you: A total of zero -- yes, zero! -- Republicans in the House and Senate voted for the American Rescue Plan, the $ 1.9 trillion stimulus plan aimed at helping the country recover from ...

China’s plans to ‘improve’ democracy in Hong Kong could spell the end of the city’s opposition

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Hong Kong As members of China's political elite prepared for an annual summit in Beijing this week, state-run news agency Xinhua noted "there is no perfect democracy, only democracy that fits best." Hong Kong may be...

Haitian opposition picks interim leader as row over President’s term limit intensifies

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Haiti's opposition movement wants a Supreme Court judge to lead a transitional government in the country, arguing that President Jovenel Moise's term has expired and calling on him to step down. Joseph Mecene Jean-L...

Russian protesters rally in support of opposition leader Alexey Navalny

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Moscow Demonstrations in support of detained Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny kicked off on Sunday in Russia's far east, as protesters turned out for a second successive weekend in defiance of authorities. Na...

Russian police raid home of opposition activist Lyubov Sobol, Navalny says

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Moscow Police raided the home of Russian opposition activist Lyubov Sobol early Friday and took her in for questioning, according to a series of tweets from opposition leader Alexey Navalny and his team. "Today at 7 ...

Putin says if Russia wanted to kill opposition leader Navalny, it would have ‘finished’ the job

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Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Thursday that opposition politician Alexey Navalny "is enjoying the support of the US special services," adding that if Russian special services had wanted to kill him ...

Four Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers unseated as Beijing moves to silence opposition

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Hong Kong Four pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers were stripped of their seats on Wednesday after Beijing passed a resolution giving local authorities broad new powers to quash dissent, in a move that could signal the...

Ivory Coast opposition leaders face prison for forming rival government — prosecutor

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Opposition candidates in Ivory Coast's election face charges of terrorism and up to life in prison for denouncing the vote and creating a rival government after President Alassane Ouattara's victory, a public prosec...

Opposition in Zanzibar says candidate detained, people shot ahead of vote

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Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaAn opposition presidential candidate in Zanzibar detained as he tried to vote early on Tuesday has been released, after nine people were shot dead by security forces ahead of Wednesday's electi...

Trump presses for big stimulus despite GOP opposition

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Washington President Donald Trump said Thursday he's willing to go higher than the $ 1.8 trillion stimulus package offered by his administration, even though Republicans on Capitol Hill have already thrown cold wate...

Trump administration to attempt to reimpose UN sanctions on Iran despite international opposition

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Washington The Trump administration will move to reimpose UN sanctions against Iran this weekend despite the fact that global allies and adversaries alike are set to effectively ignore the move. It is the latest move...

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny posts picture from hospital bed after poisoning

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Moscow Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has posted a photograph of himself on his hospital bed in Berlin, weeks after he was poisoned and fell critically ill. Navalny is pictured alongside his family in the ...

Belarusian opposition says three leading members were abducted in Minsk

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Belarus' political opposition has said three of its leading members have been abducted, and called for their immediate release. The Belarusian Coordination Council said in a statement Monday that "unknown people in ...

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is out of a coma, hospital says

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Berlin Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny is out of a medically induced coma, the German hospital where he is being treated said in a statement on Monday. Navalny "is being weaned off mechanical ventilation" an...