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Belarus raids homes and offices of journalists, rights activists
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Belarus raids homes and offices of journalists, rights activists

KYIV, July 16 (Reuters) – Belarusian police searched offices and homes of independent journalists and human rights activists for the…
Lithuanian parliament votes to allow mass detention of asylum seekers
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Lithuanian parliament votes to allow mass detention of asylum seekers

VILNIUS, July 13 (Reuters) – Lithuania’s parliament on Tuesday approved the mass detention of migrants and curbed their right of…
Belarus to cut US diplomatic staff over sanctions
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Belarus to cut US diplomatic staff over sanctions

Belarus on Thursday announced that the United States would have to cut the number of diplomatic and administrative staff at…
Germany-Russia flights resume after air traffic suspension
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Germany-Russia flights resume after air traffic suspension

Flights between Germany and Russia resumed later on Wednesday after both countries suspended airline connections in an apparent tit-for-tat move as…
Defiant Belarus leader slams EU sanctions on plane diversion
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Defiant Belarus leader slams EU sanctions on plane diversion

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian president lashed out Wednesday at Europe for trying to “strangle” his country with sanctions…
2 Belarusian journalists sent to prison for covering protest
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2 Belarusian journalists sent to prison for covering protest

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A court in Belarus on Thursday sent two female journalists to prison on charges of violating…
UK is preparing human rights sanctions against Belarus
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UK is preparing human rights sanctions against Belarus

LONDON (AP) — Britain is preparing sanctions on individuals allegedly involved in human rights violations in Belarus, working with the…
Thousands protest after Belarusian leader hastily sworn in
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Thousands protest after Belarusian leader hastily sworn in

MINSK (Reuters) – Belarusian security forces detained protesters and fired water cannon to disperse crowds as thousands took to the…
Russia accuses US of promoting revolution in Belarus, toughens stance
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Russia accuses US of promoting revolution in Belarus, toughens stance

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday accused Washington of trying to foment a revolution in Belarus, where it sent its…
In a shift, Belarus leader seeks to stem protests gradually
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In a shift, Belarus leader seeks to stem protests gradually

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — When Belarusians filled the streets to protest what they called a fraudulent election that kept authoritarian…
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