‘Unacceptable act of censorship’: Putin critic Navalny criticizes Trump Twitter ban – National

As the fallout of a widespread ban on conservative and far-right social media accounts — including those of U.S. President Donald Trump — begins to clear, several prominent figures have taken to expressing their opinions online. Among them is Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who tweeted Saturday he thought Trump’s Twitter suspension was “an […]

Hong Kong media tycoon, China critic Jimmy Lai charged under national security law – National

Hong Kong democracy activist and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 73, has been charged under the city’s national security law on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces, his Apple Daily newspaper reported on Friday, citing a police source. Lai, an ardent critic of Beijing, would be the highest profile person charged under the sweeping new […]

Champagne, Conservative foreign affairs critic Michael Chong spar over China approach – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 24, 2020 7:57 pm     Updated November 24, 2020 7:58 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Conservative MP Michael Chong is urging Foreign Affairs […]

EU considers sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny – National

European Union foreign ministers were weighing Monday whether to impose sanctions on Russian officials and organizations blamed for the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a Soviet-era nerve agent. The ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, are considering a proposal from France and Germany to freeze the assets of those suspected of involvement and ban […]

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accuses Putin of poisoning him – National

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is recovering in Germany after being poisoned in Russia by a nerve agent, accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind the attack in comments released Thursday. Navalny’s supporters have frequently maintained that such an attack could have only been ordered at the top levels, although the Kremlin […]

Putin critic Navalny says German chancellor visited him in hospital after poisoning – National

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday confirmed reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him in a Berlin hospital where he was being treated for what German authorities determined was nerve agent poisoning. “There was a meeting, but one shouldn’t call it secret,” Navalny said in a tweet, referring to media reports alleging […]

Putin critic Alexei Navalny recovering from poisoning faster than expected – National

BERLIN — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is recovering from the suspected assassination attempt last month faster than expected, one of his aides said Sunday. Navalny, who collapsed on a plane from Siberia to Moscow on Aug. 20 and spent nearly three weeks in a coma, was discharged last week from the Berlin hospital […]

Putin critic Alexei Navalny discharged from hospital in Germany after poisoning – National

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the hospital in Berlin where he has been treated after falling ill on a domestic flight in Siberia last month and then being airlifted to Berlin while still in a coma. “The patient’s condition had improved sufficiently for him to be discharged from acute inpatient care,” the Charite […]

Nerve agent used to poison Putin critic found in empty water bottle: Navalny team – National

The nerve agent used to poison Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detected on an empty water bottle from his hotel room in the Siberian city of Tomsk, suggesting he was poisoned there and not at the airport as first thought, his team said on Thursday. Navalny fell violently ill on a flight in Russia […]

Putin critic Alexei Navalny posts photo of himself from hospital after poisoning – National

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny posted a picture of himself from his hospital bed in Germany on Tuesday, looking gaunt but joking wryly about his condition and saying that he was enjoying the ability to finally breathe on his own after being poisoned with a nerve agent. The Instagram post was the first image […]