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  • Thank you for taking 10 for this Thursday edition of CNN 10.

  • My name is Carlos Juice.

  • It's always good to see you.

  • Our first story this March 4th concerns the United States, the European Union and the nation of Russia.

  • The US and the EU have announced new sanctions penalties on people in groups in Russia.

  • Sanctions are used to pressure or punish other countries for controversial actions, and Russia's alleged actions concern a political activist named Alexey Navalny.

  • He opposes Russia's current leadership under President Vladimir Putin.

  • Navalny was poisoned last summer with a chemical weapon, and American intelligence officials believe a security agency of the Russian government was behind it by imposing sanctions on Russia.

  • The Biden administration says the international community is standing up to show that chemical weapons shouldn't ever be used by anyone at any time.

  • But a spokesman for the Russian government called the accusation outrageous, saying the sanctions were nothing more than interference in Russia's internal affairs and suggesting they'd only worsen international relations with Russia.

  • The US government says it plans to take more actions against Russia in the days ahead.

  • American officials say hackers from the Asian country were involved in a cyber attack carried out last year that spied on US government agencies and private companies.

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  • S officials have also accused Russia of interfering in American elections.

  • Russia's government has publicly denied being involved in any of this.

  • The nation is holding Alexey Navalny in a detention centre, though, according to Navalny's lawyer, and Russia is apparently planning to transfer him to a penal colony, a remote settlement for prisoners.

  • He's the most prominent face of opposition in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

  • Lawyer, politician and anti corruption activist Alexey Navalny led street protests against the Kremlin for years but never managed to challenge Putin in the ballot box famously branded Putin's United Russia party as the party of crooks and thieves principle.

  • Navalny rose to prominence in 2000 and eight when he began blogging about the alleged corruption within Russian state run companies.

  • In 2011, he emerged as one of the leaders of the massive protests that broke out after allegations of massive fraud in parliamentary elections.

  • Navalny was arrested numerous times and was convicted on embezzlement charges.

  • His first embezzlement conviction came in 2013 as the anti corruption activist was preparing to run for mayor of Moscow.

  • Navalny was found guilty of misappropriating about half a million dollars worth of lumber from a state owned company.

  • The activists denied the accusations, saying that the charges were politically motivated.

  • The day after the conviction, however, the state prosecutor stunned observers by requesting that Navalny be freed on bail so he could continue campaigning for mayor of Moscow.

  • But Navalny lost to former presidential aide and interim Moscow mayor, 2017.

  • During a retrial of the same case.

  • Navalny was found guilty and received a five year suspended prison sentence.

  • This time, the conviction prevented him from running against Putin in the 2018 presidential election.

  • Russian state media has often silenced the anti corruption activist, but that didn't stop Navalny, who took his anti Putin message to YouTube, where he frequently broadcast to hundreds of thousands of viewers.

  • Navalny said he received regular visits from the authorities and has been harassed and surveilled.

  • In 2017, he was attacked with an antiseptic green dye that damaged vision in one of his eyes.

  • Two years later, Navalny suggested he might have been poisoned while in police custody after being hospitalized with an acute allergic reaction in August 2020.

  • The Russian opposition politician nearly died after he was poisoned with the toxic chemical nerve agent Nanticoke Navalny was transported to Germany, where he received medical treatment.

  • The Kremlin's repeatedly denied any involvement in the poisoning, and Putin said in December 2020 that if Russian security services wanted to kill Navalny, they would have finished the job.

  • CNN Belling Cat investigation implicated Russia's Federal Security Service, the FSB, in the plot to poison Navalny in January.

  • Police detain Navalny moments after he arrived back in Moscow, Russia's federal penitentiary service, the F.

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  • I n, accused the opposition leader of violating the terms of his probation in a 2014 fraud case.

  • After a heated hearing in February, a Moscow court ruled to replace Navalny's 2014 suspended sentence with a jail sentence, sending him to prison for more than 2.5 years.

  • The Kremlin has often condemned Navalny as a dangerous threat to the country's stability and has rejected his allegations of widespread high level corruption.

  • But outside Russia, many see Navalny as an alternative to hardline Putin.

  • 10 seconds to what region is bordered by the Andes mountains, the Colorado River in the Atlantic Ocean, Balkan peninsula, Amazon Basin, Patagonia or Western Plateau.

  • The only option here that surrounded by all these features, is Patagonia, a region in Argentina.

  • If you thought dinosaur names peaked with Titanius Ors, let's talk about ninja Tighten.

  • It sounds so big and stealthy at the same time.

  • Ninja Titans EPA tie is what researchers are calling some fossils recently found in Argentina.

  • The skeleton is incomplete and there's a lot that's still unknown about this animal.

  • But paleontologists believe that ninja titans were sora pods with bodies like brontosaurus.

  • Think long necks, thick legs and a length of about 65 ft.

  • They're not the biggest Titanic Sawers, one of them named Argentina.

  • Saurus is thought to have been as long as 115 ft.

  • But scientists say the recently discovered fossils are older than those of other Titanic sores.

  • And that suggests that ninja titans might have predated other dinosaurs that looked like them.

  • The region of Patagonia in southern Argentina has been an epicenter of Dino discoveries.

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  • A lot of folks like me have poured over old family photographs.

  • Looking at faces we remember from our childhood, maybe some who left this world long ago.

  • A genealogy website is breathing new life into old pictures.

  • It has a program called Deep Nostalgia that uses artificial intelligence technology to subtly animate still pictures.

  • It's not perfect.

  • The lightness depends on the quality, the angles and the lighting of the photos you have.

  • And you can only do this for a limited time before you have to pay for the service.

  • But the company my heritage, is taking still snapshots from the past ones that could have been captured before motion pictures existed and giving them movement and the appearance of life.

  • You can't put it past people to utilize present tools to bring history back to the future.

  • Doing that fits into our geologic.

  • It helps you picture things as they might have been to thaw frozen expressions into an emotion and two photo grab Hold on to a simpler time.

  • I'm Carlos, whose for CNN 10 shut out, goes out to our viewers in Naples, Italy, particularly those at Naples Middle High School.

  • We'll see you Friday.

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Thank you for taking 10 for this Thursday edition of CNN 10.

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