Defiant Putin visits occupied Mariupol, symbol of Ukrainian resistance

CNN  —  Vladimir Putin has visited Russian-occupied Mariupol, in an apparently defiant move reported by the Kremlin just days after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for him. Putin was flown into Mariupol by helicopter and toured districts around the city in a car, footage released by Russian authorities showed. The Russian president … Read more

Imran Khan: Pakistani police fire tear gas into Imran Khan’s home as defiant former leader resists arrest

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN  —  Pakistani police fired tear gas into the grounds of Imran Khan’s Lahore home on Wednesday following a night of violent clashes between security personnel and the former prime minister’s supporters as attempts by authorities to arrest him stretched into a second day. A total of 69 people have been injured in … Read more

Georgia: Police break up protests as crowds stay defiant

Georgians have taken to the streets to voice their anger at a controversial draft law that critics see as an attack on civil society and independent media. The government says the “foreign agents” bill will improve transparency. Riot police have used water cannon and pepper spray to disperse the crowds – and MPs have brawled … Read more