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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida takes part in an online meeting of Group of Seven leaders at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo late Saturday, the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 25, 2024
On Ukraine war anniversary, Kishida stresses need for unity as setbacks mount
The PM told G7 leaders that more "concrete actions" to support Kyiv are needed, vowing more Russian sanctions and condemning North Korean missile exports.
A woman visits a makeshift memorial for late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow on Friday.
Feb 25, 2024
Navalny's 'tortured' body handed over to his mother
Family and supporters of Navalny have accused Vladimir Putin of having him killed, an accusation the Kremlin rejects.
The mother of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Lyudmila Navalnaya, delivers a video address in Salekhard, in the Russia's Yamal-Nenets region, in this image taken from video released Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
Russia threatening to bury Navalny on prison grounds, team says
Several leading Russian cultural figures and activists have called on authorities to release the opposition leader's body to his mother.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to the media about sanctions against Russia, following his meeting with late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s widow and daughter in San Francisco on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
U.S. targets Russia with hundreds of sanctions over Ukraine war, Navalny death
The measures targeted Russia's Mir payment system, financial institutions and its military industrial base, as well as other areas.
Demonstrators protest the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in front of the Russian Embassy in Berlin on Feb. 16.
Feb 23, 2024
Vladimir Putin must be shown the limits of his power
Navalny’s death deprives Russia of its most thoughtful and powerful opposition to President Vladimir Putin and his criminal clique.
U.S. President Joe Biden embraces Yulia Navalnaya, the wife of Alexei Navalny, in San Francisco, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 23, 2024
Biden holds poignant meeting with Navalny's widow and daughter
The White House also announced fresh sanctions against Russia over the Kremlin opposition leader's death.
A Ukrainian serviceman with the call sign "Skorpion" prepares to fire a multiple launch rocket system toward Russian troops near a front-line, at an undisclosed location in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, on Feb. 4.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 22, 2024
Ukraine outnumbered, outgunned and ground down by Russia
Heavy casualties at the hands of Russian forces have been compounded by dreadful conditions on the eastern front.
A person lights a candle by a portrait of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who died in a Russian Arctic prison last week, at the entrance of Russian Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2024
U.S. to impose 'major sanctions' on Russia over Navalny death
The latest sanctions on Moscow will target a range of items, including its defense and industrial bases.
Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2024
Russia may launch nuclear weapon into space this year, U.S. tells allies
Moscow is said to be developing a space-based capability to knock out satellites using a nuclear warhead, in violation of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty.
Yulia Navalnaya, wife of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, attends the Munich Security Conference, on the day it was announced that Alexei Navalny died in prison on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 20, 2024
Navalny widow vows to take up the fight for Russia's 'freedom'
Navalnaya's address came shortly before she met EU foreign ministers in Brussels, where she had been invited.
Alexei Navalny, who Russian authorities say died on Friday, attends a 2019 rally in Moscow with his wife, Yulia Navalnaya (right), in memory of murdered dissident Boris Nemtsov.
Feb 19, 2024
Navalny was too brave to be allowed to live
Alexei Navalny never stopped speaking truth to the powers of Russian despotism. His fearlessness was simply too much for the Kremlin to bear.
Ukrainian police officers and rescue workers clear away the rubble of a destroyed house after a Russian rocket attack in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 19, 2024
Ukraine’s allies are gaming out a world where the U.S. retreats
NATO members are beginning to doubt the U.S. will maintain its traditional role of protecting Europe as part of the alliance.
People lay flowers and candles at a memorial in front of the Russian Embassy in Berlin on Sunday, following the death of the Kremlin's most prominent critic Alexei Navalny in an Arctic prison.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 19, 2024
Russian courts hand jail terms to dozens of Navalny mourners
Anti-Kremlin demonstrations or public shows of opposition to the regime are effectively illegal in Russia.
Demonstrators hold a rally to honor the late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in front of the Russian Embassy in Warsaw on Friday.
Feb 18, 2024
The lonesome death of a Russian opposition leader
The prison where Navalny died, Nicknamed “Polar Wolf,” is a freezing cold gulag for violent criminals. But Navalny — an anti-corruption lawyer and blogger.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 18, 2024
‘Dictators do not go on vacation,’ Zelenskyy warns Washington and Europe
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on world leaders not to abandon his country saying that Russia would continue to test the international order.
Police officers detain a woman during a gathering in memory of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, near the Wall of Grief in Moscow on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 18, 2024
Risking arrest, Russians mourn Navalny in small acts of protest
Bouquets at the Wall of Grief become a form of dissent in a country where such action could result in detention.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Moscow in August 2013. Navalny, the most outspoken domestic critic of President Vladimir Putin, has died in prison, Russian state media said Friday.
Feb 17, 2024
Alexei Navalny's death deprives Russia's opposition of a leader and hope
His death leaves the groups that oppose Russian President Vladimir Putin with no obvious candidate to try to turn any discontent into mass protests.
Alexei Navalny speaks with journalists after he was released from a detention center in Moscow in August 2019
Feb 16, 2024
Alexei Navalny, corruption fighter who defied Putin, dies at 47
Navalny fell sick during a walk and medical staff were unable to revive him, prison authorities said Friday.
Rescuers work at a site of a residential building heavily damaged during a Russian missile attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Jan. 23.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 15, 2024
U.S. and EU talk Russia sanctions ahead of Ukraine war anniversary
A senior U.S. official said Washington and its allies are prepared to mark the war anniversary with "robust" sanctions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un visits the North Korean Ministry of National Defense on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army, in Pyongyang in this picture released on Feb. 9.
Feb 14, 2024
North Korean arms trade is China’s problem too: U.S. official
Jung Pak's comments reflect long-running frustration in Washington over China’s unwillingness to help influence Pyongyang’s behavior.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves