Hopes are now that activists and journalists will be home for Christmas following move by Russian parliament
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Monday 23 September 2013
A jailed member of the punk band Pussy Riot has launched a hunger strike to protest against living conditions in prison which she says “treat women like cattle”.
Saturday 14 September 2013
Thousands of riot police charge at teachers who have lived in a 'tent city' in Zocalo Square for many weeks
Wednesday 11 September 2013
The trial of a student charged with criminal damage while protesting at the University of Sussex was adjourned at Brighton Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Tuesday 10 September 2013
German police have seized a bomb-loaded model plane they say neo-Nazis planned to use in an attack against left-wing activists.
Moscow mayor election: Alexei Navalny demands new vote after losing to Vladimir Putin's key ally Sergei Sobyanin
Monday 09 September 2013
Allegations of 'clear falsifications' by the Putin-backed incumbent lead to calls for a run-off vote and threats of public protest
Moscow mayoral election: Polls show victory for Putin ally Sergei Sobyanin but close result for Alexei Navalny could energise opposition
Sunday 08 September 2013
Kremlin ally Sergei Sobyanin won a Moscow mayoral election on Sunday, two exit polls showed, but opposition leader Alexei Navalny did much better than expected and challenged the count.
Sunday 08 September 2013
Anti-racism protesters kettled by police after breaking away from counter-demonstration
Friday 06 September 2013
Move marks the next stage in the crackdown on the Islamist group
Tuesday 03 September 2013
A military court sentenced 11 supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the deposed Islamist President, to life imprisonment today on charges of attacking the army.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood's future in jeopardy as judicial panel from military-backed government backs challenge against NGO status
Monday 02 September 2013
A judicial panel set up by the military-backed government has supported a legal challenge to the status of the Muslim Brotherhood. It was part of a drive to crush the movement behind the elected President who was deposed in July.
Sunday 01 September 2013
Egypt’s deposed President Mohammed Morsi is to go on trial for allegedly inciting his supporters to kill protesters demonstrating outside his palace while he was in power, it was reported.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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