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Russia expels European diplomats over Navalny protests

Russia expels European diplomats over Navalny protests

World
EPARussia has expelled three diplomats from Germany, Sweden and Poland for joining protests in support of opposition activist Alexei Navalny, who was jailed earlier this week. The Russian foreign ministry said the three took part in "illegal demonstrations" on 23 January. The diplomats' home countries have condemned the expulsions, as have the UK, France and the EU. Mr Navalny is a vociferous critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Alexei Navalny: Russia's vociferous Putin criticJailing Navalny may mean more problems for PutinMillions watch jailed critic's 'Putin palace' filmThe expulsions were announced just a few hours after EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. Hundreds of thousands of people took part in protests in support of ...

Trade unions call for two rounds of nationwide protests this month against privatisation

Finance
NEW DELHI: Trade unions representing the insurance and public sector banking sectors have decided to hit the path of agitation, starting with two rounds of national protests this month, against the budgetary proposals for privatisation in the insurance sector by increasing foreign direct investment (FDI) limit to 74% from 49% and for selling one insurance company and two public sector banks. Union leaders said they were considering holding joint agitations. All India LIC Employees Federation general secretary Rajesh Kumar and K Govindan, general secretary of the Joint Forum of Trade Unions and Associations in Public Sector General Insurance Companies told ET separately that both the unions have held respective preliminary discussions and have chalked out further action plans, including emp...
Navalny: Arrests as latest protests begin in Russia

Navalny: Arrests as latest protests begin in Russia

World
More than 500 people have been detained as rallies in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny begin across Russia, a monitoring group says.In Moscow police have closed metro stations and are restricting movement in the city centre. About 100 people have been detained there, Reuters says.Mr Navalny was jailed on his return to Russia after recovering from an attempt to kill him with a nerve agent.He is accused of not complying with a suspended sentence.Mr Navalny had only just arrived from Berlin, where he spent months recovering from the near-fatal attack.Billionaire claims ownership of 'Putin's Palace'Russian anti-Putin anger spreads: 'We have to protest'Alexei Navalny: Russia's vociferous Putin criticRussian authorities say he was supposed to report to police regularly because ...
Protests amid Lebanon lockdown leave 1 dead, 220 injured

Protests amid Lebanon lockdown leave 1 dead, 220 injured

World
Lebanon's state news agency says violent confrontations between protesters and security forces in northern Lebanon have left a 30-year-old man dead and more than 220 people injuredBy FADI TAWIL Associated PressJanuary 28, 2021, 9:48 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTRIPOLI, Lebanon -- Violent confrontations between protesters and security forces in northern Lebanon left a 30-year-old man dead and more than 220 people injured, the state news agency said Thursday.The clashes took place after frustrations boiled over amid deteriorating living conditions and strict coronavirus lockdown measures.The violence in Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city and the most impoverished, marked a serious escalation in protests that began Monday and continued for three straig...
Alexei Navalny: Dozens detained in protests in eastern Russia

Alexei Navalny: Dozens detained in protests in eastern Russia

World
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