Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny lost the Moscow mayor's race, but he's calling for a recount -- and a runoff election. He claims that Sunday's contest was rigged.
Poles are encouraging countrymen to eat apples as part of a social media push to protest Russia's ban on Polish produce. Poland says the law is punishment for it supporting the latest round of EU sanctions.
Putin faces trouble at home after Western sanctions made oligarchs nervous, German intelligence officials have said. But DW's Roman Goncharenko doubts that the West's move will provoke a change of course in Moscow.
US President Barack Obama has conceded that Western sanctions have not had their desired effect on Russia. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on NATO to increase its presence in Eastern Europe.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a criminal investigation into the derailment of a Moscow Metro train. At least 21 people were killed while many others remain in grave condition.
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