Governments worldwide have criticized recent actions by the current governments of Russia and Myanmar. Though the two situations are very different, in each case, a popular person has been charged with a crime in order to limit their power.
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In many places around the world, people are protesting the actions of their governments. Today, NFK looks at the way the governments of Russia and Thailand are trying to bring these protesters under control.
Alexei Navalny, who was flown from Russia in August for emergency treatment after being poisoned, returned to Russia on Sunday. Mr. Navalny was met by police when he landed, and was soon taken to jail for 30 days.
Germany reports that Alexei Navalny, a well-known critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was poisoned. It seems likely that the Russian government is behind the attack, leaving the governments of other countries unsure of how to respond.
In today's news roundup, more huge protests are held in the Russian city of Khabarovsk, Somalia's prime minister has been removed by parliament, and Qantas Airlines's last 747 draws a kangaroo in the sky as it leaves the country.
In today's news roundup, the US Senate confirms the country's first African-American Air Force chief, the president of Burundi dies, and a historic game of chess takes place between players on the Earth and the International Space Station.
Russian president, Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency in part of Siberia following a massive oil spill at a power plant last week. The slow response to the spill has created a serious environmental problem.
On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that makes several changes to Russia's constitution. One of the biggest changes will allow Mr. Putin to run for re-election, meaning he could continue to lead Russia until 2036.
In today's news roundup, Senator Bernie Sanders wins Nevada, Russia is reported to be trying to help Donald Trump and Mr. Sanders in the election, and thieves in Hong Kong steal an unusual item - toilet paper.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shocked Russia and the world last Wednesday with a plan to reshape the Russian government. Many people believe Mr. Putin hopes to continue to control Russia even after his term as president ends in 2024.