Russian president Vladimir Putin made an unannounced visit early Wednesday to Volgograd, the site of suicide bombings on Sunday and Monday that killed 34. Earlier, he said the fight on terrorism would be relentless.
The former associate of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky died from "compression to the neck." Moscow had sought his extradition for "severe financial offences" in Russia.
Award-winning journalist Michael Idov chronicles his odd daily life as the chief editor of GQ Russia in "Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow." He told DW how the opposition evolved since the 2010s.
Despite a UN Security Council-approved ceasefire in Syria, the regime has reportedly carried out fresh airstrikes in eastern Ghouta. More than 500 civilians have been killed in government raids in the past week.
With the exception of Idlib, Syria's government has recovered control of most major cities from rebels and terror organizations. Are the "Islamic State" and al-Qaida being beaten out of Syria?
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