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 […]

Kindergarten teacher sentenced to death for poisoning children in China – National

A school teacher in China has been sentenced to death for poisoning more than two dozen young children last year in a case that captured international attention in 2019. Wang Yun deliberately put sodium nitrate in bowls of porridge meant for a fellow teacher’s class, the court found. The teacher gave the porridge to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canada, allies skeptical of Russia’s denials in poisoning case: Champagne

“I think everyone is looking at that with a grain of salt,” Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne told The Canadian Press.