Latest Belarus News

Russia fires missiles across Ukraine, cements gains in east

Jun. 25, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces were seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, pressing their momentum after taking full control Saturday of the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk and the chemical plant where hundreds of Ukrainian troops and...

Maryland professor observes elections up close

Jun. 25, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — When Ukrainians went to the polls in 2019 and elected President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a Maryland election judge was there to observe the democratic process play out. Todd Becker has observed foreign elections for decades with the Organization for Security and...

WIMBLEDON 2022: No Russians, no rankings, but Serena’s back

Jun. 23, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — At least at the outset, before a tennis ball is struck, this edition of Wimbledon is as much about who — and what — is missing as who’s here. And that’s even taking this into account: It is no small matter that the grass-court Grand Slam tournament...

Editorial Roundup:

Jun. 22, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 21 The Washington Post says it is crucial the White House stick up for what would be the FDA’s most assertive antismoking policy ever. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday...

Wimbledon player avoids Russia ban with Georgian nationality

Jun. 19, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A women’s doubles player who was born in Moscow will be able to get around the ban on Russians at Wimbledon this year because she now represents the country of Georgia. Natela Dzalamidze, a 29-year-old who is currently 44th in the doubles rankings, is listed as...

Gennady Burbulis, top Yeltsin aide and official, dies at 76

Jun. 19, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Gennady Burbulis, a top aide to Russian President Boris Yeltsin who helped prepare and sign the 1991 pact that led to the formal breakup of the Soviet Union, has died. He was 76. As secretary of state and first deputy chairman of the government from 1991-1992,...

Atom-smashing CERN to 'terminate' work with Russia, Belarus

Jun. 17, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The scientific lab that's home to the world's largest atom-smasher says it plans to terminate all cooperation with Russia and Belarus over their roles in the war in Ukraine. The announcement was made Friday, a day after CERN's managing council made the decision. ...

Transcript of AP interview with President Joe Biden

Jun. 16, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A transcript of an Oval Office interview Thursday with President Joe Biden by AP White House reporter Josh Boak. Where the audio recording of the interview is unclear, ellipses or a notation that the recording was unintelligible are used. AP: I wanted to thank you...

Ikea to sell inventory, find new owners of Russia business

Jun. 15, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Ikea said Wednesday that it is seeking new owners for its four factories in Russia and to liquidate its product inventory there because of the war in Ukraine. The world’s biggest furniture brand already had suspended operations at its 17 Russian stores and...

US Open lets Russian tennis players in after Wimbledon ban

Jun. 14, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

The U.S. Open will allow tennis players from Russia and Belarus to compete this year despite the ongoing war in Ukraine, which prompted Wimbledon to ban those athletes. U.S. Tennis Association CEO and Executive Director Lew Sherr, whose group runs the U.S. Open, said in a telephone...