- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- BRASIL / ITALY / GUATEMALA / USA / RUSSIA: 1 Dead, 7 Injured In Rio Fuel Tanks Fires/ Blasts; Ruby Heartstealer Admits Lying About Silvio's Sex Parties, Money; Ex-Prez Alfonso Portillo Extradited To USA For Money Laundering; Moscow Bans VKontakte By 'Mistake.'
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- RUSSIA / AZERBAIJAN / DENMARK / EUROVISION 2013 / IMAGES: 21 May UPDATE: Moscow Outraged By Azeri Vote Problems; Denmark Won Finals...That Featured Lesbian Kiss; Germans Blame Poor Showing On Merkel.
- UKRAINE / EU / RUSSIA : Pressure Builds On Yanukovych; Yulia's Treatment Is Euro 2012 PR Blunder; Putin Backs Kyiv.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- AUSTRALIA / USA : USA Navy Resumes Ship Sinking Exercises.
- MEXICO/ USA : 11 Oct. UPDATE: Navy Admits Killing Top Zetas Leader Lazcano...Was Accident; 'La Ardilla' Smirks Over His Arrest For Falcon Lake Murder; Analysis Of Calderon's 'Kill The Capos' Plan.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
- UKRAINE / GERMANY : Official Blasts Hotels...As 'Bandits And Thieves'...Over Euro 2012 Housing Costs; Movie About Legendary Nazi Football Defeat Worries Officials.
06 December 2011
RUSSIA: Anti-Corruption Blogger Alexei Navalny Emerges As Putin Party Challenger; Another Protest In 'Putin Snow Revolt.'
Since 2008, blogger and commercial lawyer Alexei Navalny, 35, has been leading protests against corruption and now over the results of recent parliamentary elections.
He is famous for labelling PM Putin's party...'a party of crooks and thieves.'
He was also one of 420 arrested in Moscow and St.Petersburg after election results were released. Moscow experienced its biggest demonstration in a decade...enforced by 52,000 security officials.
Navalny has already been sentenced to 15 days in jail.
His influence has grown dramatically...as readers increased.
In December 2008, his blog had about 1,500 regular readers.
In May 2010, it had over 11,000.
Today it has over 60,000.
His Twitter account has over 117,000 followers.
AND...MORE about Navalny and his Putin challenge:
TO READ : About 2nd Day Protests, Clinton reaction to vote and Putin response: