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Lithuania upset over soon-to-open Belarus nuke plant

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The Baltic nation of Lithuania sent a protest note Tuesday to Belarus over a planned nuclear power plant close to...

Strikers in Belarus press for authoritarian leader’s ouster

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Factory workers, students and business owners in Belarus on Monday began a strike to demand that authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko...

Thousands protest as Belarus leader faces demands deadline

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets of the capital Sunday, pressing for the resignation of the...

EU awards human rights prize to Belarus opposition

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement and its leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya,...

Retirees rally in Belarus against authoritarian president

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 3,000 retirees rallied in the Belarusian capital of Minsk for a third straight Monday to demand the resignation of...

Over 50,000 march in Belarus against authoritarian leader

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched through the streets of Belarus' capital on Sunday, demanding the ouster of the country's...

Armenia, Azerbaijan tensions rise amid claims of new attacks

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated Wednesday, as both sides exchanged accusations and claims of new attacks over the...

Belarus opposition leader threatens nationwide strike

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The top opposition challenger in the Belarusian presidential election threatened Tuesday to call a nationwide strike unless the country's authoritarian...

Belarus ramps up crackdown on protests, detains over 700

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus said Monday they detained 713 people during mass protests a day earlier against the reelection of the...

EU readies sanctions against Belarus leader Lukashenko

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned Monday that it has seen no improvement in Belarus and stands ready to impose sanctions on President...

Lithuania holds national vote, coalition talks expected

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians voted Sunday in the first round of the parliamentary election in which the electorate will choose 141 national lawmakers,...

Rights group: Scores detained during protests in Belarus

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Scores of people were detained in Belarus on Sunday during protests against the country’s authoritarian leader, who won his sixth...

Belarus’ authoritarian leader visits his foes in prison

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian president on Saturday visited a prison to talk to opposition activists, who have been jailed for challenging his...

Lithuanians to choose new parliament amid virus tensions

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian voters will choose a new parliament Sunday for a nation that has seen a recent surge in COVID-19 cases...

Lithuania, Poland recall more diplomats from Belarus

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania and Poland announced Friday they were recalling some of their diplomats from Minsk, saying Belarus has demanded that they...

Belarus’ leader claims he saved opposition challenger’s life

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian president, whose re-election has triggered two months of protests, maintained Friday that he saved his main opponent's life...

Armenia says cathedral shelled in clashes with Azerbaijan

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia accused Azerbaijan on Thursday of shelling a historic cathedral in the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where nearly two weeks...

Poland, Lithuania recall ambassadors from Belarus

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland and Lithuania have recalled their ambassadors from neighboring Belarus, where hundreds of people have been detained during massive protests...

More than 300 detained in Belarus during Sunday protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus said Monday that more than 300 people were detained during the previous day's protests against the country's...

Over 100,000 march in Belarus against authoritarian leader

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More than 100,000 people marched in Belarus' capital on Sunday to protest against the country's authoritarian leader, who won his...

New Ukraine decree offers eased rules for Belarus IT workers

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has signed a decree simplifying regulations for IT workers from Belarus who are willing to relocate to the...

EU sanctions Belarus over election, gets in-kind response

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union imposed sanctions Friday on 40 officials suspected of election misconduct and a brutal security crackdown on protesters in...

Belarus, Russia announce retaliatory sanctions against EU

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Friday announced they were imposing sanctions against the European Union, and threatened to revise the country's diplomatic...

Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Donald Trump has joined a growing group of world leaders who have been infected with the coronavirus. Some, like Trump,...

EU leaders overcome Cyprus veto, agree to Belarus sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed early Friday to impose sanctions on dozens of senior officials in Belarus accused of falsifying presidential election...

Belarus activist shares ‘Alternative Nobel’ with 3 others

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A prominent Belarus opposition figure and an imprisoned Iranian human rights lawyer on Thursday were awarded the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes...

Azerbaijan and Armenia brush off suggestion of peace talks

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia brushed off the suggestion of peace talks Tuesday, accusing each other of obstructing negotiations over...

The Latest: Mali notable in its absence from UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): ...

UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus president, officials

LONDON (AP) — Britain and Canada imposed sanctions Tuesday on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, his son and other senior government officials following the disputed...

Belarus detains 500 at weekend anti-government protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus have detained about 500 people during weekend protests against the country's authoritarian president, who has claimed a...

100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 100,000 demonstrators marched in the Belarusian capital calling for the authoritarian president’s ouster, some wearing cardboard crowns to ridicule...

French president says longtime Belarus leader ‘must go’

PARIS (AP) — France is stepping up the pressure on Belarus’ longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko, with President Emmanuel Macron telling a prominent French weekly...

Scores arrested in protest against Belarus’ president

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of women calling for the authoritarian president to step down protested in Belarus’ capital on Saturday, continuing the large...

Belarus president sworn in at unannounced inaugural ceremony

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus was sworn in Wednesday to his sixth term in office at an inaugural ceremony that...

Belarus opposition lawyer fined, freed

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A lawyer representing a top opposition activist was freed after a court imposed a fine Friday, a day after she...

Over 360 more detained in Belarus in protests against leader

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Over 360 more people have been detained in Belarus during protests against the country's authoritarian president, who was unexpectedly sworn...

EU says Belarus president’s inauguration will deepen crisis

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Thursday that the swearing in of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to a sixth term during a secretive...

Russia’s Putin urges end to sanctions to boost world economy

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin argued Tuesday that ending “illegitimate sanctions” against countries like his could boost the coronavirus-hit global economy and...

Police detain over 400 during Sunday protests in Belarus

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in Belarus said they detained more than 400 protesters who took part in a weekend demonstration demanding the resignation...

March of 100,000 marks week 7 of Belarus protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Tens of thousands of Belarusians calling for the authoritarian president to resign marched through the capital Sunday as the country’s...

Rights group: More than 300 detained at Minsk women’s march

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the capital of Belarus cracked down sharply Saturday on a women’s protest march demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation,...

Coronavirus pandemic shrinks Europe’s monitoring of US vote

Europe’s largest security organization said Friday that it has drastically scaled back plans to send as many as 500 observers to the U.S. to...

After showdown, UN rights body OKs more scrutiny of Belarus

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body on Friday passed a resolution backed by the European Union seeking quick and enhanced scrutiny...

Belarus borders remain open despite leader’s closure threat

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' borders with Poland and Lithuania remained open Friday despite the nation's president declaring they would be closed and accusing...

Belarus president closes some borders, puts army on alert

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus’ president, beleaguered by six weeks of mass protests demanding his resignation, on Thursday announced he was putting troops on...

Ukraine urges Jewish pilgrims stuck at border to turn back

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Thursday strongly warned thousands of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims who have been stuck on its border for days that...

Belarus leader Lukashenko disparages protests as US plan

MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian leader on Wednesday sought to disparage protesters demanding his resignation for a sixth straight week following a disputed election...

Ukraine, Belarus trade accusations over Jewish pilgrims

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and Belarus traded angry accusations Wednesday over thousands of Hasidic Jewish pilgrims who have remained stuck on their border...

Belarusian opposition condemns Russia for backing Lukashenko

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Tuesday that a $1.5 billion loan it offered to Belarus carried no political conditions, despite claims by the...

Belarus leader visits Russia to secure support amid protests

MOSCOW (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian president visited Russia Monday in a bid to secure more loans and political support, as demonstrations against the extension...

With Vatican FM in Belarus, pope urges respect for protests

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged political leaders to listen to protesters and heed their calls for political and social change, an apparent...

Belarusian leader set to visit Russia as protests continue

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities detained scores of demonstrators Friday while seeking to end more than a month of protests against the country's...

Central European leaders discuss Belarus, fighting COVID-19

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The prime ministers of four central European countries said Friday that a new election should be held in Belarus to...

Top Belarus activist says authorities threatened to kill her

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A prominent opposition activist who resisted her forcible expulsion from Belarus by ripping up her passport accused Belarusian authorities Thursday...

Nobel laureate warns arrests won’t stop Belarus protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Wednesday detained one of the two last leading members of an opposition council who remained free, moving...

Serbia suspends war games in Belarus, alleges EU ‘pressure’

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia suspended all foreign military exercises Wednesday on the eve of planned maneuvers with Russia in Belarus, citing alleged pressure...

Belarus activist resists effort to deport her to Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A leading opposition activist in Belarus was held on the border with Ukraine on Tuesday after she resisted an...

Belarus musician emerges as a key opposition activist

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A professional flute player with no political experience might seem to be an unlikely figure to take on the feared...

Belarus activist goes missing, colleagues fear detention

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A leading opposition activist and several other members of an opposition council in Belarus went missing Monday and their colleagues...

Thousands of women in Belarus protest against Lukashenko

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands of women marched through the capital of Belarus on Saturday, calling for the resignation of the authoritarian president, and...

NATO agrees nerve agent used to try to kill Russia’s Navalny

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Friday condemned the “appalling assassination attempt” on Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and called on Moscow...

Italy’s winning streak ends at 11 after draw with Bosnia

ROME (AP) — Edin Džeko’s goal helped Bosnia-Herzegovina hold Italy to a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Nations League on Friday, ending the Azzurri’s...

Belarus’ opposition challenger urges UN action amid protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of students, information technology workers and others rallied again in Belarus' capital Friday to protest the disputed reelection of...

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