Court bars Russian opposition leader from presidential race

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was convicted Wednesday in a retrial of a 2013 fraud case and given a suspended sentence, a ruling that bars him from running for president next year and appears to reflect the Kremlin's reluctance to let President Vladimir Putin's most charismatic foe into the field.

  • Written by NATALIYA VASILYEVA and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press