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US, EU and allies hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions

Dec. 02, 2021 13:23 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States, European Union, Britain and Canada slapped simultaneous sanctions Thursday on dozens of officials, organizations and companies in Belarus, with the EU taking aim at those accused of participating in a “hybrid attack” on the bloc using migrants. ...

Belarus president offers to host Russian nuclear weapons

Nov. 30, 2021 15:46 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The longtime president of Belarus said Tuesday that his country would be ready to host Russian nuclear weapons if NATO moves U.S. atomic bombs from Germany to Eastern Europe. In an interview, President Alexander Lukashenko also said for the first time that...

EU urged not to forget Belarus as bloc prepares sanctions

Nov. 24, 2021 12:20 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya appealed Wednesday to the European Union not to forget the plight of ordinary citizens and political prisoners in the former Soviet country. Tsikhanouskaya's plea came as the EU prepares new sanctions in...

Belarus forces US to close public diplomacy, USAID offices

Oct. 29, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus has forced the closure of the U.S. Embassy’s Public Diplomacy and USAID offices in a move that comes amid the tensions with the U.S. and its allies over Belarusian authorities' crackdown on protests. Samantha Power, the U.S. Agency for...

Belarus scraps short-lived mask mandates amid virus surge

Oct. 22, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Friday horrified doctors by abolishing mask mandates, less than two weeks after their introduction for the first time during the pandemic and a day after the country registered a record number of new coronavirus infections. ...

Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny wins top EU prize

Oct. 20, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who narrowly survived a poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin, was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize Wednesday in a clear slap at President Vladimir Putin. In awarding the...

Poland's president urges EU to stop Belarus migrant 'push'

Oct. 07, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Union should take “specific actions” to stop Belarus “pushing” migrants across its border into Polish territory, Poland's president said on Thursday. President Andrzej Duda didn’t outline what those actions might be, but...

Belarus opposition leader warns of border migration crisis

Oct. 06, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Belarus' exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on Wednesday urged the global community to stop a “humanitarian catastrophe” which she said is being created by the Belarusian regime facilitating largescale migration into the European Union. ...

Activists, WHO in the frame as Nobel Peace guessing starts

Oct. 01, 2021 03:01 AM EDT

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — The annual Nobel Peace Prize shines the brightest of lights on the person or group thought to have done most to promote peace. But guessing who it will be is just a stab in the dark. That’s because the secretive Norwegian Nobel Committee never...

Belarus blocks news site after deaths of dissident, KGB

Sep. 29, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Wednesday blocked access to another news site, the latest in a series of steps restricting independent media in the country after it was shaken by a wave of anti-government protests. The Belarusian Ministry of Information...