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VISUAL REPORTS

THE POWER VERTICAL: The Only Court That Matters

How powerful do you have to be to ignore a summons to appear in a Russian court?

British PM May Says Russia Seeks ‘Discord In The West’

In a speech to business leaders on November 13 in London, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that Russia "is seeking to weaponize information" in an attempt "to sow discord in the West and undermine our institutions."

Scenes Of Earthquake Devastation At Iran - Iraq Border

Iran's western Kermanshah Province bore the brunt of the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the region on November 12, killing more than 400. (Radio Farda)

OTHER NEWS

Duma Deputy Describes Draft ‘Foreign Agent’ Legislation

Foreign-funded media outlets that refuse to register as foreign agents under legislation drafted by Russian lawmakers would be ejected from the country, a senior legislator says.

Russia's RT Registers Under U.S. Foreign-Agents Law

Russia's state-funded RT television network has registered in the United States as a foreign agent, the network's editor in chief, Margarita Simonyan, said on social media.

U.S., Russia Envoys Differ On Peace In Ukraine

After talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, U.S. and Russian envoys say their countries have "different concepts for how to make peace" but will continue to work to achieve that goal.

EU Takes On Fake News

The European Union has launched public consultations on "fake news" and online disinformation, and will set up an expert group in an effort to map out a strategy for tackling these threats by the spring of 2018.

Novaya Gazeta Chief Editor To Step Down

Dmitry Muratov, the longtime editor of Russia's respected Novaya Gazeta newspaper, has announced he will step down from his post this week, after a tenure of 22 years. The paper's editorial staff will elect a new leader at a meeting on November 17.

Russia’s Defense Ministry Uses Video Game Screen Shots To ‘Prove’ U.S. Cooperation With IS

Russia’s Defense Ministry has published “indisputable confirmation” that the U.S. is providing cover for IS combat-ready units near the Iraq-Syria border To support its claim, the military has presented a screenshot from the video game AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron, and images acquired from Iraq’s Defense Ministry. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Archbishop Of Canterbury To Meet With Russian Patriarch

In the first-ever such meeting, the spiritual head of the Anglican Church, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, plans to meet in Moscow this month with Russian Patriarch Kirill, the Russian Orthodox Church has said.

Chechnya Has Become A Kadyrov Family Affair

The unexpected rise of 28 year-old Khas-Magomeda Kadyrov into the front ranks of loyal Kadyrov associates attests to efforts by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to continue strengthening the position of his ruling clan. (Caucasus Realities website)

Ukrainian Master Boycotts Saudi Women's World Chess Championship

Ukraine's double women's reigning world chess champion says she will not attend the $2 million world speed-chess championship in Saudi Arabia next month.

HRW Denounces 'Intensifying Persecution' Of Crimean Tatars

Human Rights Watch says authorities in Russian-occupied Crimea have "intensified persecution" of Crimean Tatars over their opposition to Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian region in 2014.

EU Lawmakers Urge Release Of Azerbaijani Journalist Muxtarli

Members of the European Parliament condemned the treatment of imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist Afqan Muxtarli in a letter sent to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on November 13.

Ukraine Reports $150 Million Aviation Investment From Unknown U.S. Company

Ukraine’s defense consortium Ukroboronprom has announced that U.S. Oriole Capital Group has agreed to invest $150 million in the Kharkiv aviation plant to produce aircraft. Oriole was reportedly registered in the U.S. less than five months ago, and it's one-page website lacks information about its owners and past projects. (Ukrainian Service)

Freedom On The Net Reports Increasing Social Media Manipulation

Governments worldwide are increasing efforts to manipulate information on social media, undermining democracy and creating an overall decline in Internet freedom, according to Freedom House.

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