Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader found guilty

Russia’s main opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, has been found guilty of embezzlement and handed a five-year suspended sentence. It bars him from running for president next year against Vladimir Putin. But Mr Navalny, who denies the charges, has vowed to take part in the race regardless. It was not immediately clear if this was legally … Read more Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader found guilty

Most-wanted Maoist leader, wife give up arms

KOLKATA: Ahead of Republic Day -and amid talk of ultraLefts trying to fan trouble at Bhangar -the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police tasted its biggest success in the past four years in combating Maoism. The Bengal-Jharkhand Odisha border commander and state member of CPI (Maoist) Ranjit Pal alias Tarit (45) and his wife Anita … Read more Most-wanted Maoist leader, wife give up arms

Trump expects to speak Sunday with Israel leader Netanyahu

President Trump will speak Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a senior White House official confirmed with Fox News. Netanyahu started the day by congratulating Trump, who on Friday officially became president, as he opened diplomatic-security cabinet meetings, according to the newspaper Haaretz. The two leaders spoke after Trump won the presidential election on Nov. … Read more Trump expects to speak Sunday with Israel leader Netanyahu

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s leader of revolution, dies at 90

Cuba’s former president Fidel Castro, one of the world’s longest-serving and most iconic leaders, has died aged 90. His younger brother and successor as president Raul Castro announced the news on state television. Castro toppled the government in 1959, introducing a Communist revolution. He defied the US for decades, surviving many assassination plots. His supporters … Read more Fidel Castro, Cuba’s leader of revolution, dies at 90