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A climate activist from Insulate Britain is arrested during a demonstration in central London in which they blocked a roundabout while calling for the UK government to fund the insulation of Britain's homes, on October 8, 2021. Photo: Daniel Sorabji / AFP
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UK cracks down on climate change activists before UN summit

Britain is eager to brandish its environmental credentials before the upcoming COP26 summit, but it is grappling at the same time with mounting protests from climate activists
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, charged with violating the terms of a 2014 suspended sentence for embezzlement, stands inside a glass cell during a court hearing in Moscow on February 2, 2021. Photo: Handout / Moscow City Court Press Service / AFP
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EU sends top envoy to Moscow as Navalny controversy grows

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell jets to Moscow on Thursday under pressure to confront the Kremlin over the jailing of Alexei Navalny and a crackdown on protesters
14.09.2020, Russia, Sochi: Vladimir Putin (r), President of Russia, talks with Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus, at his summer residence Bocharow Ruchei. Photo: -/Russian Presidential Press Service/AP/dpa - ATTENTION: Only for editorial use and only with complete mention of the above credit +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
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EU to slap fresh sanctions on Russia over Navalny poisoning

The European Union is prepared to slap sanctions on both Russia and Belarus for the involvement in the poisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and the suppression of the peaceful protesters following the last presidential elections respectively.
Supporters of the Presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya attend a campaign rally ahead of The presidential election in Belarus which is scheduled on 09 August 2020.
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Belarusian challenger safe in Lithuania amid violent police crackdown

Belarusian electoral authorities said long-time President Alexander Lukashenko appeared to have won re-election following a night of clashes with protesters who accused the vote of being rigged. The European Union has shown its concern regarding both the elections and the violence used in the demonstrations.
A woman wears a mask reading "I can¥t breathe" in Madrid, on June 7, 2020, during a demonstration against racism and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis. (Photo by Gabriel BOUYS / AFP)
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Europeans join global wave of anti-racism protests

Calling for racial justice, protesters rallied across Europe over the weekend, joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of US police