Putin says Russia has no intention of putting nuclear weapons in space

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Tuesday that Moscow has no intention of deploying nuclear weapons in space, claiming that the country has only developed space capabilities similar to those of the U.S. Putin’s statement follows the White House confirmation last week that Russia has obtained a “troubling” anti-satellite weapon capability, although such a … Read more

What to know about Yulia Navalnaya as she vows to take on Vladimir Putin

In a dramatic video announcement, four days after the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, his widow, Yulia Navalnaya, vowed to continue his work and lead the fight against President Vladimir Putin. Historically, over more than 23 years of marriage, Navalnaya tended to avoid the spotlight as her husband crusaded against Russian corruption, built … Read more

Navalny’s mother, in video, pleads with Putin to release her son’s body

RIGA, Latvia — Alexei Navalny’s mother, Lyudmila Navalnaya, appealed to President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to direct authorities in the northern Yamalo-Nenets region to hand over the opposition leader’s body for burial. “It’s been five days, and I still can’t see him; they don’t give me his body, and they don’t even tell me where … Read more

The Kremlin rejects Navalny widow’s charges he was killed by Putin as ‘insolent’

Russian President Vladimir Putin did not see the video in which Alexei Navalny’s widow vowed to continue his fight against the Kremlin, his spokesperson said Tuesday, and dismissed her allegations that Putin had killed the country’s opposition leader as “unfounded” and “insolent.” In the video released Monday, Yulia Navalnaya accused Putin of killing her husband … Read more

Putin Gave Kim Jong Un a Russian-Made Car, North Korea Says

SEOUL, South Korea — Russian President Vladimir Putin has gifted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a Russian-made car for his personal use in a demonstration of their special relationship, North Korea’s state media reported Tuesday. The report didn’t say what kind of vehicle it was or how it was shipped. But observers said it … Read more

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un receives car as gift from Putin

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has received a car from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin as a gift “for his personal use,” official media reported on Tuesday, in what could be a violation of U.N. ban that Moscow had joined to adopt against Pyongyang. The two countries have forged … Read more

In Alexei Navalny’s death, Putin cements new era of Russian dictatorship

You’re reading an excerpt from the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Sign up to get the rest free, including news from around the globe and interesting ideas and opinions to know, sent to your inbox every weekday. Among Alexei Navalny’s friends and admirers, there’s a heartbreaking hope that his legacy will live on. Navalny, 47, was Russia’s … Read more

Navalny’s widow vows to continue his fight against the Kremlin and punish Putin for his death

The widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny vowed on Monday to continue his fight against the Kremlin while authorities denied his mother access to a morgue where his body is believed to be held after his death last week at an Arctic penal colony. Fighting back tears, Yulia Navalnaya accused Russian President Vladimir Putin … Read more

As morgue retains Navalny’s body, wife says she will lead fight vs. Putin

RIGA, Latvia — Three days after the sudden death of Alexei Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most formidable rival, the location of his body was still unclear on Monday and his mother was again rebuffed by morgue officials in the Arctic town of Salekhard, 33 miles from the prison colony where he died, Navalny’s press … Read more

Death of Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny provokes Western outrage but few concrete actions to stop Putin

As outrage over the death of chief Kremlin foe Alexei Navalny reverberates across the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin is turning a deaf ear to Western anger as he prepares to extend his 24-year rule in an election next month and police across Russia continue to squelch any protest attempts. The U.S. and its allies … Read more