Thousands defy crackdown in Moscow's biggest protest for years

Thousands defy crackdown in Moscow's biggest protest for yearsTens of thousands of Russians staged what a monitoring group called the country’s biggest political protest for eight years on Saturday, defying a crackdown to demand free elections to Moscow’s city legislature. Police rounded up scores of people after the demonstration in Moscow and at another rally in St Petersburg, and detained a leading opposition figure before it began. The White Counter monitoring group said up to 60,000 people had attended the Moscow rally, describing it as the biggest in Russia for eight years.

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Jeffrey Epstein dies in apparent suicide in New York jail

Sat Aug 10 , 2019
Wealthy financier, 66, had been accused of sex trafficking and was being held without bail after being arrested on 6 JulyJeffrey Epstein in court in West Palm Beach, Florida, on 30 July 2008. Photograph: Uma Sanghvi/APWealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein has killed himself at a New York jail, according to authorities in New York and media reports.“Saturday, August 10, 2019, at approximately 6.30am, inmate Jeffrey Edward Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell … subsequently pronounced dead by hospital staff,” reads a statement from the Metropolitan Correctional Center where Epstein, 66, had been held without bail since his arrest on 6 […]