In the German capital, high-profile authors, intellectuals and politicians have been demonstrating against the bombardment of Aleppo, saying that they want to draw attention to the horrors being faced by civilians there.
The move follows days of protests against Sargsyan, whom protesters accuse of clinging to power. Earlier on Monday, opposition leader Nikol Pashinian, who was detained for his role in the protests, was released.
At least 64 people including many children were killed in Sunday's blaze in the town of Kemerovo in central Russia. Thousands of people have been separately demonstrating against local authorities.
The Russian president has praised his US counterpart's communication skills and willingness to compromise. He then joked about trying to recruit Melania Trump as a Russian spy.
Opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been barred from running for president in Russia. In an interview with DW's Zhanna Nemtsova, he explains why he is calling for a boycott of the country's upcoming election.
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