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Russian authorities challenge child custody of protest participants

Russian authorities seek to challenge the custody rights of parents, who came to a Moscow protest for fair elections. Prosecutors allege that the toddler had been put in danger as the parents had given it in the hands of a protester.

Estonia – no-country for Russian citizens from Ukraine’s Donetsk, Luhansk

Russian passports of people from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in Ukraine, which are illegally controlled by pro-Kremlin separatists, will not be recognised in Estonia, the Estonian Foreign Ministry has stated.

Moscow wants arms negotiations with U.S. as nuclear treaty ends

Moscow has announced that Russia would only deploy new intermediate-range missiles in case Washington chooses to do so and urged to hold arms control talks to prevent a chaotic arms race.

U.S.-China trade tensions rise after Beijing called currency manipulator

Washington has called Beijing a currency manipulator increasing the stark trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

Politologist: events in Moscow are a strong signal for protests to expand further

The cause of protests in Russia is the government’s disrespectful treatment of the people. On top of that, the recent protests in Moscow are a strong signal for similar activities to repeat on a larger scale, considering residents’ exhaustion with Russian President Vladimir Putin, says politologist Kārlis Daukšts.

«From child refugee to president»: BBC interviews ex-Latvian president

As part of a series of programmes «Her Story Made History», BBC has interviewed ex-Latvian President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, giving the interview the title «From Child Refugee to President».

Police in Moscow arrests 800 people in another election protest

As Russians took to the streets of Moscow for another protest to demand free and fair elections, police arrested hundreds of people and used violence against protestors.

Warfare in Syria could trigger humanitarian disaster of 21st century, UN warns

With the Syrian war focusing on last opposition-held stronghold, UN’s emergency relief coordinator has warned world powers should act to prevent the continued violence could create the worst humanitarian disaster of the 21st century.

Russia opens severe criminal investigation over pro-democracy rally

Federal investigators in Russia have opened an investigation over mass unrest that could end in up to 15-year prison sentences for calling a protest for fair elections, where 1 373 protesters were arrested over the weekend.

Eurozone’s economic confidence drops to lowest level in recent years

In July, Eurozone’s Economic Confidence Index dropped to 102.7 points, when compared to 103.3 points in June. This means the index has dropped to a level below the one registered in March 2016, according to the latest data from the European Commission.

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