Amnesty Internaional has revoked its 'prisoner of conscience' status previously given to Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. It relates to past comments he's made that the NGO say qualify as advocacy of hate. Adam Reed reports.
European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to impose sanctions on four senior Russian officials close to President Vladimir Putin in response to the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
EU sanctions in response to the jailing of Alexei Navalny would send a "clear message," an ally of the jailed Kremlin critic told reporters on Monday, hours before EU ministers agreed to prepare sanctions against four Russian officials.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen acknowledged failings on Wednesday in the EU's approval and rollout of vaccines against COVID-19, and said the bloc had learned lessons in the process.
A German court sentenced a former member of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad's security services to prison on Wednesday for abetting the torture of civilians, in the first verdict for crimes against humanity in the 10-year-old civil war. Soraya Ali reports.
Several hundred police and special forces officers raided more than 20 locations in the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg on Thursday, as part of an investigation into organized crime, arms and drug trafficking and extortion, police said.