Alexei Navalny was poisoned via a water bottle in his Siberian hotel room, according to the Kremlin critic’s entourage. The claim was made via an Instagram post on the politician’s account on Thursday morning. In a video posted to Mr Navalny’s Instagram, his team appears to be searching the hotel room that he had been staying in.
Joe Biden on Wednesday joined the clamor of Democrats warning Boris Johnson not to let the Northern Ireland Good Friday agreement become a casualty of his Brexit talks. Democrats have warned that if the UK undermines the peace process or reinstates a hard border to secure Brexit on its terms, the UK’s chances of securing the required congressional support for a UK-US free trade deal will disappear.
Hundreds of thousands of people are without power along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Sally roared ashore on Wednesday morning. Over 500,000 homes and businesses had lost electricity by 8 a.m. EDT Wednesday, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks power outages. Florida’s Panhandle region was the most impacted by the storm in that state. After making landfall, Sally is still pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast.
A prominent Belarusian opposition leader is facing up to five years in prison after she was charged with incitement to undermine national security, authorities in the eastern European country said Wednesday. Maria Kolesnikova called for “actions aimed at undermining Belarusian national security” using the media and the Internet, the country’s Investigative Committee said in a statement.
Police on the Greek island of Lesbos are moving thousands of migrants and refugees from the fire-gutted Moria camp to a new tent city nearby. Seventy female officers in protective suits were flown in to organize the transfer of women and children to the temporary Kara Tepe camp. On Wednesday four Afghan asylum seekers were charged with starting the fire that destroyed Moria last week.