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Thousands of Russians protest against internet restrictions

Thousands of Russians protest against internet restrictions

Thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow and two other cities on Sunday to rally against tighter internet restrictions, in some of the biggest protests in the Russian capital in years.

Ex-campaign aide of Trump jailed in Russia probe

Ex-campaign aide of Trump jailed in Russia probe

George Papadopoulos was the second person ordered to prison in the sprawling, 16-month Russia collusion investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

US puts more sanctions on Russians over hacking

US puts more sanctions on Russians over hacking

The US Treasury imposed sanctions on three Russian individuals and five firms on Monday.

Iraq sentences 19 Russian women to life for joining IS

Iraq sentences 19 Russian women to life for joining IS

The head of Baghdad's Central Criminal Court, which deals with terrorism cases, said the women were found guilty of "joining and supporting IS".

Turkey's tourism numbers rebound strongly in July

Turkey's tourism numbers rebound strongly in July

The sharp rise was off a low base last year, amid terror attacks and a coup attempt, though the 5mn visitors were still somewhat below the 5.5mn who came in the same month of 2015.

No blanket ban on Russians in Rio, says IOC

No blanket ban on Russians in Rio, says IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record but will leave decisions on individual athletes' participation with their sports federations.

Russians, Kenyans to face evaluation for Rio Games spots

Russians, Kenyans to face evaluation for Rio Games spots

All potential Olympians from Russia and Kenya must face added scrutiny before being cleared to compete in the Rio Games because of suspicions about their country’s anti-doping programmes, IOC executives said yesterday.