Alexei Navalny

The app Smart Voting is displayed on an iPhone screen in Moscow, Russia

Apple, Google remove opposition app as Russian voting begins


Apple and Google have come under pressure in recent weeks, with Russian officials telling them to remove the Smart Voting app from their online stores.

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin are shown walking toward each other with their hands outstretched for a shake.

Biden and Putin begin face-to-face talks in Geneva

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Contentious Keystone XL pipeline project canceled

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Moscow multimedia exhibition focuses on anti-Kremlin protest culture

Leonid Volkov wears a white shirt and raises his hand in the air while speaking in front of a blue and white background.

‘Fighting corruption in Russia is now being called extremism,’ says Alexei Navalny’s top strategist

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Biden lifts his hands at podium wearing a suit with Harris and Pelosi standing behind him, clapping.

US President Biden in speech to Congress: ‘America is rising anew’

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In today’s Top of the World, Biden delivers his first State of the Union address; Turkey enters its first nationwide lockdown amid surging COVID-19 cases and deaths; and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny appears in court for first time after three-week hunger strike.

Alexei Navalny wears a plaid shirt and looks a bit startled with his eyes widened at the camera.

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny’s health warrants ‘justified, grave concern,’ says his adviser


Vladimir Milov tells The World that after the third week of Navalny’s hunger strike in prison, “there is a grave danger to his health.”

A soccer ball with stars on it rests on a green field near a white line and a soccer ball on the other side.

Breakaway European soccer clubs launch new league

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In today’s Top of the Word: Breakaway European soccer clubs launch new league; Russian dissident Alexei Navalny hospitalized after third week of hunger strike; New Zealand and Australia create two-way travel bubble with quarantine-free travel.

Alexei Navalny is shown wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and standing with his arms folded in a glass cage in a Russian courtroom.

Russia expels Western diplomats over Navalny rally

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Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Friday said it was expelling diplomats from Sweden, Poland and Germany for attending a rally in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Alexei Navalny is shown standing inside of a clear glass cage in a courtroom with three people on the outside looking in on him.

Putin critic Navalny faces Moscow judge

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny demanded his release on Tuesday as he faced a court hearing in Moscow in a case that could send him to prison for up to 3 ½ years. And, US President Joe Biden condemned the military’s takeover of Myanmar. Also, Biden is expected to continue an effort on immigration reforms by taking on one of the former Trump administration’s most controversial policies on Tuesday — the separation of families at the US-Mexico border.