Former Russian journalist Safronov sentenced to 22 years in prison for treason

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Journalist denies treason charges Supporters criticize 22-year prison sentence as ‘brutal punishment’ Safronov’s lawyer: The verdict is absurd (Reuters) – A Russian court on Monday sentenced a former journalist to 22 years in prison for treason after prosecutors said he disclosed state secrets, a ruling … Read more

EU split over visa ban for Russian tourists

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Germany and France issued a joint warning against banning tourist visas for Russians, saying such a move, called by other European Union members, would be counterproductive. The split over tourist visas will be at the center of a meeting of the bloc’s foreign ministers in Prague on Tuesday and Wednesday, where they … Read more