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Belarus announces retaliatory sanctions against the 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 relations with the bloc, in r...

Belarus pulls popular news site's credentials amid protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities said Tuesday that an independent media outlet that has extensively covered over seven weeks of protests against the country's authoritarian president will h...

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 sixth term in office in an election ...

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 him, on Sunday as the pro...

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 demonstrations that have rocked the country ...

Belarus detains opposition leader's lawyer amid protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus detained a lawyer representing a top opposition activist who was jailed this month amid mass protests against the country's authoritarian president, who won...

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 in to his sixth term in office after a...

Rights group: Dozens in Belarus investigated amid protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus, that's seen six weeks of protests against the country's authoritarian president after a disputed election, have opened more than 250 criminal cases against...

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 of the nation's authoritarian president following ...

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 wave of protests entered its seventh week. ...

Rights group: More than 200 women detained at Minsk protest

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, arresting more than 200 including an...

Jewish pilgrims retreat from Ukrainian border

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands of Hasidic Jews, stuck at the Ukrainian border for days due to coronavirus restrictions, have turned back without reaching their destination, the grave of a revered rabb...

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 the neighboring nations of instigating n...

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 it won't allow them into the country due to coronavirus re...

Belarus activists make list of police from protest crackdown

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The main opposition candidate in Belarus' disputed presidential election said Thursday that activists are compiling a list of law enforcement officers who were allegedly involved ...