ECHR condemns Pussy Riot and Anna Politkovskaya cases

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Russia for its handling of two high-profile cases. In a ruling, the court said Russia had violated five articles of the convention in its arrest and conviction of activist band Pussy Riot in 2012. Three members of the group were arrested after performing a protest song in a Moscow cathedral. Separately, More...

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By SLPundit On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Kim Jong-un blasts delays in North Korean economic progress

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has launched an unusual barrage of criticism at officials over delays in completing economic projects. The country’s leaders usually praise officials during factory visits. More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Trump-Putin summit: US president under fire over poll meddling comments

Media playback is unsupported on your device There has been a barrage of criticism in the US after President Donald Trump defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 elections. At a More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Russian woman charged with spying in the US

The US government has charged a 29-year-old Russian woman with conspiracy to act as a Russian government agent while infiltrating political groups. Maria Butina had developed close ties with the Republican party More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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April Tinsley: DNA snares man in Indiana girl's 1988 murder

DNA evidence links an Indiana man to the murder 30 years ago of an eight-year-old girl, police say. John D Miller, 59, has appeared in court facing charges for the 1988 abduction, rape and murder of April Tinsley More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Trump sides with Russia against FBI at Helsinki summit

US President Donald Trump has defended Russia over claims of interference in the 2016 presidential election. After a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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France's top honour for World Cup team

France’s victorious World Cup team is to receive the country’s highest accolade, the Légion d’Honneur, the French presidency has announced. France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the football More...

By SLPundit On Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Indonesia mob slaughters nearly 300 crocodiles in revenge killing

A mob of angry villagers has killed nearly 300 crocodiles at a sanctuary for the animals in the Indonesian province of West Papua. The slaughter was in retaliation for a local man thought to have been killed More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, July 15th, 2018
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Italy allows migrants to land in Sicily

Italy will allow 450 migrants who were picked up from an overcrowded boat on Saturday to disembark in Sicily. The decision was taken after Italy said that France, Germany, Malta, Portugal and Spain had each More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, July 15th, 2018
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Trump-Putin summit: US leader cautious ahead of Helsinki talks

US President Donald Trump will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday, ending a tumultuous European tour in which he criticised his allies. Mr Trump said he had “low expectations” ahead More...