Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny lost the Moscow mayor's race, but he's calling for a recount -- and a runoff election. He claims that Sunday's contest was rigged.
The city government says it wants to replace old and dilapidated housing with modern high-rise apartment blocks. But Muscovites do not trust the government, and fear they will be displaced from their homes.
Police have raided the Moscow office of a Russian group that's called protests for Saturday against President Vladimir Putin. Opposition figure Alexei Navalny was also doused with green fluid at his office.
The new French president will host Vladimir Putin next Monday, for a first meeting since he pledged to deal firmly with Russia. Despite rifts over Syria, Ukraine and cyber attacks, experts predict interesting talks.
A Russian court has upheld a five-year suspended sentence for opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The allegations of embezzlement against him could block his bid to stand for president in 2018.
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