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World Aug 10Belarus’ ruler quashes opposition protest after vote
Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday's vote, when police brutally broke up mostly young protesters with tear gas, water cannons and flash-bang grenades and beat them with truncheons.
World Aug 09Tensions rise as Belarus holds presidential vote; aide flees
Tensions were high in Belarus as the country held a presidential election Sunday. Eight staff members for the main challenger to the authoritarian president were reportedly detained by police and one of the campaign’s leading figures fled the country.
Health Feb 20Ukrainians fearing infection clash with police to block evacuees from China
Demonstrators put up road blocks, burned tires and resisted riot police who moved to clear access. …
World Feb 03Recording shows Iran knew Ukrainian jetliner was hit by a missile
The recording purports to show that authorities immediately knew a missile had downed a Ukrainian jetliner after takeoff from Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard, despite days of denials by the Islamic Republic.
World Jan 16Ukraine investigates possible surveillance of former U.S. ambassador
The Interior Ministry also said it has invited the FBI to take part in the investigation.
World Dec 09Putin and Zelensky agree to revive peace talks at 1st meeting
President Vladimir Putin of Russia met with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine for the first time Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Moscow-backed separatists.
World Dec 08Protesters: Ukraine’s leader must defend nation at summit
Several thousand people rallied Sunday in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv to demand that the president defend the country’s interests in this week’s summit with Russia, Germany and France on ending the war in eastern Ukraine.
World Oct 14Ukrainian far-right groups, veterans protest president’s peace plan
Shooting off flares and shouting "glory to Ukraine," thousands of far-right and nationalist activists marched Monday through Kyiv, protesting President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's leadership and his long-awaited peace plan for eastern Ukraine.
Politics Oct 10Ukraine president says there was ‘no blackmail’ in call with Trump
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said he only learned after his July 25 phone call with Trump that the U.S. had blocked hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine.
World Oct 06Protesters in Ukraine rally against election in rebel east
Thousands rallied in Ukraine's capital Sunday against the president's plan to hold a local election in the country's rebel-held east, a move seen by some as a major concession to Russia.