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From TheJournal.ie Obama to call for nuclear cuts in Berlin speech Potus On Tour

Obama to call for nuclear cuts in Berlin speech

The US President will use an open-air speech to propose a reduction in American and Russian warheads.

From TheJournal.ie Anti G8 protests take place in Belfast Rally This post contains images

Anti G8 protests take place in Belfast

A crowd of 1,500 protesters took to the streets of Belfast today to march against the G8 Summit.

From TheJournal.ie Jailed Pussy Riot member ends hunger strike Pussy Riot

Jailed Pussy Riot member ends hunger strike

Maria Alyokhina has announced an end to her hunger strike after 11 days as the prison has met her demands.

From TheJournal.ie Turkey and US demand Assad stand down Syria

Turkey and US demand Assad stand down

The US President and Turkish Prime Minister met in Washington to discuss Syria’s ongoing, bloody conflict.

From TheJournal.ie Updated: Russian oligarch and fierce Putin critic Boris Berezovsky found dead Russia

Updated: Russian oligarch and fierce Putin critic Boris Berezovsky found dead

The 67-year-old was found dead at his home in Surrey in southeast England earlier today, his spokesperson said.

From TheJournal.ie Gerard Depardieu officially gets Russian passport and meets Putin Mon Depar-dieu!

Gerard Depardieu officially gets Russian passport and meets Putin

Depardieu and Putin had a meal together and chatted about the actor’s new film.

From TheJournal.ie Russian parliament considers anti-US adoption bill Adoption

Russian parliament considers anti-US adoption bill

The bill is one part of a larger measure by angry Russian lawmakers, retaliating against a recently signed US law that calls for sanctions against the country.

From TheJournal.ie Russia frees one Pussy Riot member, keeps two in jail Pussy Riot

Russia frees one Pussy Riot member, keeps two in jail

Yekaterina Samutsevich was judged not to have had an actual involvement in the “punk prayer” performance at a Moscow cathedral in March.

From TheJournal.ie Putin hails Pussy Riot jail terms: report Dissent

Putin hails Pussy Riot jail terms: report

“It was right to arrest them… one cannot undermine the moral foundations [and] break up the country,” Putin said today.

Here's what Vladimir Putin thinks about group sex Off Putin This post contains videos

Here's what Vladimir Putin thinks about group sex

Because you were wondering.

From TheJournal.ie Hackers target website of Russian court that sentenced Pussy Riot Hacked

Hackers target website of Russian court that sentenced Pussy Riot

Hackers associating themselves with the loose-knit ‘hacktivist’ group Anonymous posted anti-Putin messages and demanded the band members’ release.

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot trial reaction: band members' conviction criticised by EU, US Pussy Riot This post contains videos

Pussy Riot trial reaction: band members' conviction criticised by EU, US

Two-year sentence for hooliganism conviction criticised as ‘disproportionate’ and impacting on freedom of expression.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot members sentenced to two years in prison Pussy Riot This post contains videos This post contains images

Pussy Riot members sentenced to two years in prison

Three band members of the feminist punk group have been found guilty of “hoolganism motivated by religious hatred”.

From TheJournal.ie Astronomical figures and Dáil drinks: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Astronomical figures and Dáil drinks: The week in quotes

“Either take off the cross or put on pants.”

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot trial: singer compares prosecution to Stalin-era repression Russia This post contains videos

Pussy Riot trial: singer compares prosecution to Stalin-era repression

Band’s final statement before verdict delivered amid high-profile calls for leniency.

From TheJournal.ie Madonna calls for Pussy Riot pardon Dissent

Madonna calls for Pussy Riot pardon

The singer said it would be a tragedy if the three women received a lengthy sentence for their anti-Vladimir Putin protest.

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot supporters hope Madonna will back campaign Dissent

Pussy Riot supporters hope Madonna will back campaign

Madonna is due to perform in Moscow next week and supporters of the guerrilla protest group hope she will speak out against the trial.

From TheJournal.ie Pussy Riot trial: Putin calls for lenience Russia

Pussy Riot trial: Putin calls for lenience

Meanwhile, protests took place opposite the Moscow courthouse in support of the three women on trial in Russia.

From TheJournal.ie Punk protest 'Pussy Riot' trial begins in Moscow Pussy Riot

Punk protest 'Pussy Riot' trial begins in Moscow

Three members of the punk protest group are on trial for singing an anti-Vladimir Putin song in Moscow’s main cathedral.

From TheJournal.ie Putin signs law forcing some Russian NGOs to register as 'foreign agents' Russia

Putin signs law forcing some Russian NGOs to register as 'foreign agents'

Non-governmental groups receiving funding from abroad and engaging in political activity must register as foreign agents under the new law.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Russians gather for anti-Putin protest Russia

Thousands of Russians gather for anti-Putin protest

Meanwhile, several key opposition leaders have been summoned by Russia’s top investigation agency for questioning ahead of the rally.

From The42 YouTube Top 10: because Tom Watson shows the kids how to do it Going Viral This post contains videos

YouTube Top 10: because Tom Watson shows the kids how to do it

The grand old golfing master shows up ‘Poults’ and ‘GMac’ while Novak Djokvic practices his backhand for Stallone’s new movie.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our round-up of the day’s main stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

From TheJournal.ie In photos: Putin inaugurated for third time amid Moscow protests Putin This post contains images

In photos: Putin inaugurated for third time amid Moscow protests

Vladimir Putin begins new presidential term by formally nominating his predecessor as prime minister – the post Putin just vacated.

From TheJournal.ie Russian punk rockers in jail for anti-Putin prayer Russia

Russian punk rockers in jail for anti-Putin prayer

The two women had briefly seized the pulpit at a cathedral in Moscow to chant “Mother Mary, drive Putin away” before they were arrested.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you should know this morning, including: Central Bank warning, Taoiseach vows a “one-off” vote on fiscal compact, and a chicken nugget that fetched $8,100 on eBay.

From TheJournal.ie Medvedev orders conviction review for Russian tycoon Russia

Medvedev orders conviction review for Russian tycoon

Russian’s president has ordered a re-examination the conviction of Mikhail Khodorkovsky – whose imprisonment has been widely viewed as Kremlin punishment for his political ambitions.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Putin in tears as he secures victory in Russian election Russia This post contains videos

Watch: Putin in tears as he secures victory in Russian election

Opposition candidates have claimed that the vote was “illegitimate” while one independent observer said there had been ballot-box stuffing.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Vladimir Putin adverts attempt to woo 'virgin voters' Russia This post contains videos

Watch: Vladimir Putin adverts attempt to woo 'virgin voters'

Two viral videos are causing a stir ahead of the Russian presidential election on Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

From TheJournal.ie Putin says he wants clean presidential vote Russia

Putin says he wants clean presidential vote

The Russian Prime Minister says he wants a transparent and fair presidential election but has ruled out a rerun of the contested parliamentary ballot.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Christmas Eve Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Christmas Eve

In today’s Fix: Ireland’s first skyscraper to be demolished, words that annoyed you most in 2011 and the best dance video you will ever see.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

In tonight’s Fix: Good news for Kevin Cardiff, new twists in the hacking scandal; a challenge to Putin; and the buzz for ‘Tallafornia’ is only mighty.

From TheJournal.ie Medvedev responds to Russia protests with Facebook vow to probe fraud Russia

Medvedev responds to Russia protests with Facebook vow to probe fraud

But the prime minister’s status update was met with derision – with hundreds of comments expressing voters’ anger.

From TheJournal.ie Mikhail Gorbachev calls for a new vote in Russia Russia

Mikhail Gorbachev calls for a new vote in Russia

The former Soviet leader said the Russian authorities “must admit that there have been numerous falsifications and ballot stuffing”.

From TheJournal.ie Not so popular after all: Vladimir Putin booed at Moscow martial arts event Ouch This post contains videos

Not so popular after all: Vladimir Putin booed at Moscow martial arts event

Supporters of the Russian premier blamed the boos on tanked-up spectators needing the toilet.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: All the latest from #Aras11 ahead of tonight’s debate; why the Universal Social Charge has been good for the government; and has Robbie Williams left Take That?

Has Vladimir Putin had cosmetic surgery? Surgery-ski? This post contains images

Has Vladimir Putin had cosmetic surgery?

The face of the man certain to become president of Russia again is the subject of much speculation.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Vladimir Putin uncovers 6th-century artefacts during scuba dive Putin This post contains videos This post contains images

Video: Vladimir Putin uncovers 6th-century artefacts during scuba dive

Russia media reports that “to everyone’s utter surprise”, the Russian prime minister discovered the treasures while on an official visit to an archaeological site.