In About-Face, Russian Prosecutors Press Murder Charges Against Sisters Accused Of Killing Abusive Father.

Russian prosecutors have confirmed murder charges against three sisters accused of killing their abusive father in 2018, the sisters' defense team says, reversing their earlier calls for charges to be dropped and dealing a blow to women's rights activists who see the case as a litmus test for Russia's approach to domestic violence.

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EU Demands 'Substantial Political Change' As Bloc Mulls Sanctions On Belarus.

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Canadians can be arrested by secret police in Hong Kong for criticizing Beijing, committee hears.

Canadian parliamentary committee heard witness accounts of the stunning new reach of China's security laws in Hong Kong.

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U.S. Release Cybersecurity Advisory On New 'Drovorub' Russian Malware

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and FBI released an advisory on cybersecurity on August 13 warning about previously undisclosed Russian malware.

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