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From sports stars to exiles: Belarusian athletes on life abroad

During the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, the fate of Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya attracted worldwide attention. She wanted to run in the 100 and 200-meters, for which she had qualified, but h...

Croatia census shows nearly 10% population drop in 10 years

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A population census conducted last year in Croatia has shown that almost 10% less people live in the European Union country compared to a decade ago, according to preliminary re...

Poland hits milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has become the latest European nation to reach the sad milestone of 100,000 deaths related to the coronavirus. Nearly a quarter of those deaths — some 24...

Is India facing a brain drain?

A few weeks ago, social media giant Twitter appointed Indian-born Parag Agrawal as its new CEO, prompting widespread pride and applause for the technology executive across India. Agrawal had begun hi...

Tanks against Solidarity

This Monday (Dec. 13), marks 40 years since martial law was imposed in Poland by the then-ruling communist regime. There was a loud pounding on doors, sometimes forced entry, threats, and violence....

Lawyers deny spy suspect discussed fleeing to evade arrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a Maryland woman charged along with her husband in a scheme to sell Navy submarine secrets to a foreign government denied Wednesday that she had contemplated fleeing the ...

Leftist wins Honduran presidential vote after rival concedes

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' ruling party conceded defeat Tuesday in presidential elections held two days earlier, giving victory to leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro and easing fe...

Honduras leftist leader could present opportunities for US

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — If Xiomara Castro’s wide lead in Honduras’ presidential election holds, her leftist government could present challenges, but also opportunities for a Biden administration ...

Germans launch fundraiser to rescue stranded Afghans

The German civil society organization Mission Lifeline — known for its role in helping rescue refugees from drowning in the Mediterranean — has launched a fundraiser aimed at assisting vul...

Kashmir: Migrant worker killings spur exodus, halt industries

A recent spate of killings of migrant laborers in India-administered Kashmir has triggered a widespread emigration out of the region, shaking supply chains and bringing some industrial activity to a h...

Brazil's Bolsonaro attends honors ceremony in Italy amid protests

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro visited the northern Italian town of Anguillara Veneta on Monday, where he was granted honorary citizenship during a ceremony. Some of Bolsonaro's ancestors ca...

When Nazis killed 100 Serbs per dead German in Yugoslavia

Serbia does not play much of a role in Germany's historical recollection of World War II. That is despite the fact that from April 6, 1941, when the Nazis invaded the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, until ...

Antisemitism still common in the EU: study

Rabbi Slomo Koves was preparing to speak about Jewish life at a high school in a small, industrial town in Hungary when suddenly the headmaster had concerns. "The head of the school told me tha...

The EU and North Macedonia: More 'trauma' before membership?

North Macedonia was officially included in the agenda for EU enlargement in 2005; the promissory note that Brussels offered Skopje on the conditions of good behavior and reforms is now older than the ...

Driven by despair, Lebanese pharmacist looks to life abroad

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — The shelves are bare at the Panacea pharmacy north of Beirut. Its owner, Rita El Khoury, has spent the past few weeks packing up her career, apartment and belongings before leav...