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Russian politician detained for criticising Ukraine invasion
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Russian politician detained for criticising Ukraine invasion

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Russian opposition politician Yevgeny Roizman was shown being detained at his home in a video published on social media on Wednesday, in the latest move by authorities to punish critics of the war in Ukraine.Video of the arrest showed Roizman, former mayor of the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, being taken away by law enforcement officials.Roizman was seen in the video telling reporters that he was being investigated under a law against discrediting the armed forces. He said he was being arrested "basically for one phrase, 'the invasion of Ukraine'".Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAsked where he had said that, he replied: "I've said it everywhere and I'll say it now."State news agency TASS cited Yekaterinburg security services as conf...
Former UK minister Gove backs Sunak, says he is quitting frontline politics – The Times
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Former UK minister Gove backs Sunak, says he is quitting frontline politics – The Times

British Secretary of State for Housing and Communities Michael Gove arrives at 10 Downing street ahead of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's weekly questions in parliament in London, Britain, June 15, 2022. REUTERS/Peter NichollsRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAug 19 (Reuters) - Former British cabinet minister Michael Gove on Friday endorsed Rishi Sunak for prime minister and announced an end of his frontline political career, he said in an op-ed in The Times.Gove wrotein the op-ed that he thinks Liz Truss' campaign for 10 Downing Street "has been a holiday from reality."He said Truss' proposed cuts to national insurance would favour the wealthy, and that he cannot see how safeguarding the stock options of FTSE 100 executives should ever take precedence ...
Trump signals he will testify in New York probe into business practices
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Trump signals he will testify in New York probe into business practices

Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Trump Tower the day after FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago Palm Beach home, in New York City, U.S., August 9, 2022. REUTERS/David 'Dee' DelgadoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAug 9 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Donald Trump indicated he would testify on Wednesday in a New York investigation by the state's attorney general into his family's business practices, with the possible testimony coming amid a flurry of legal woes for him.New York State Attorney General Letitia James is conducting a civil investigation examining whether the Trump Organization inflated real estate values. Trump and two of his adult children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, have agreed to testify.Trump has denied wrongdoing and called...
Indonesia, U.S. to hold military exercise amid heightened Indo-Pacific tensions
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Indonesia, U.S. to hold military exercise amid heightened Indo-Pacific tensions

U.S. Commanding General for the 7th Infantry Division Major General Stephen G. Smith speaks during a news conference ahead of the Super Garuda Shield 2022 joint excercise, at the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 29, 2022. REUTERS/Willy KurniawanRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterJAKARTA, July 29 (Reuters) - Some 4,000 soldiers mostly from Indonesia and the United States will conduct a joint military exercise next week that underscores "the importance we place on a free and open Indo-Pacific region," a senior U.S. military official said on Friday.The annual "Super Garuda Shield" exercise, which the United States called "significantly larger in scope and scale than previous exercises", comes against a backdrop of heightened tensions with China over the la...
Factbox: Egypt keeps former powerhouse Muslim Brotherhood out of politics
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Factbox: Egypt keeps former powerhouse Muslim Brotherhood out of politics

A Muslim Brotherhood member shouts solgans in front of riot police during a demonstration protesting the government's decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, April 15, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah DalshRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterJuly 29 (Reuters) - After years of sweeping crackdowns on dissent, Egypt is set to launch a political dialogue, but the once-powerful and now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is excluded.Long viewed as the most influential Islamist movement in the Middle East, the Brotherhood rose to power in Egypt's first modern free election in 2012, a year after veteran President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in a popular uprising.But the Brotherhood's success, which followed decades of...