After recovering in Berlin from reported Novichok poisoning, opposition figure Alexei Navalny has been arrested upon his return to Russia. Supporters say he is a political prisoner. Juri Rescheto reports from Moscow.
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Germany's foreign minister said the prominent Kremlin critic "should be released immediately," echoing calls from other European countries and the US. Navalny was detained on his return to Russia after his poisoning.
The prison sentence could severely complicate his succession at the consumer electronics giant. Lee Jae-yong's conviction originally dates back to 2017 and pertains to a bribe to an associate of the former president.
President Trump's supporters have begun their rallies across the country but there hasn't been reports of major violence. Security has been beefed up in state capitals ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday.
Armin Laschet, just elected to chair Angela Merkel's CDU party, seems little preferred by Germans as a candidate to succeed her as chancellor in September. One pollster puts him on 12% with Bavaria's Markus Söder on 43%.
The head of the Citizens' Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda doesn't consider the elections free and credible.
Uganda's longtime president Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in an election marred by unprecedented violence.
Kenyan medical workers on strike are demanding better pay and protective gear — but their biggest hope now is a vaccine.
Brazil's vaccination program has begun after emergency approval was granted for the vaccines produced by Sinovac and AstraZeneca. Australia says it may not fully reopen its borders this year. Follow DW for the latest.
China is still the only major economy that avoided a contraction in 2020, despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, which it has largely managed to get under control.
The notion of extra privileges for players has been dismissed by Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews. Novak Djokovic asked for fewer days in isolation while others have expressed their frustration at the conditions.
Police used water cannons to disperse 2,000 protesters in Amsterdam who proceeded with a banned rally against the government's coronavirus curbs and vaccination drive.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas' remarks contrast with the rest of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet. Officials oppose easing restrictions for those who have been vaccinated, fearing it will lead to inequalities in society.
Moon Jae-in called on the US president-elect to continue talks with North Korea. Talks between Trump and Kim Jong Un stalled earlier over sanctions and limited progress on the North's nuclear program.
The trapped miners managed to send a note to rescuers, urging them to send medicine. The workers have been stuck underground for over a week following a blast a gold mine in the Shandong province.
Israel has given the green light to 780 new homes in West Bank settlements, a decision that could be met with indignation by the incoming Biden administration.
Phil Spector, who changed the sound of 1960s pop with his "Wall of Sound" recordings has died of COVID-19, according to authorities and media reports. The musician was convicted of the 2003 murder of a Hollywood actress.
Canan Kaftancioglu inflicted a defeat on Erdogan in Istanbul in 2019. Now the president is threatening revenge in court.
Clerics in Greece have repeatedly flouted measures to slow coronavirus transmission. The church wields extraordinary power in officially secular Greece.
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