World Aug 04

Belarusian Sprinter Tsimanouskaya lands in Austria
Belarus Olympic runner who feared going home lands in Poland

Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz said Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had arrived in the Polish capital after flying from Tokyo via Vienna, a route apparently chosen to confuse those who would endanger her safety. Her husband fled Belarus this week and Poland…

World Aug 03

TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS: Editor's choice - 2 August 2021
Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo Games says that authorities “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned home to an autocratic government. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is waiting…

World Jul 13

Russian President Putin meets Belarusian President Lukashenko in Saint Petersburg
Putin hosts leader of Belarus for talks on closer ties

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has increasingly relied on Russia's support amid soaring tensions with the West. Lukashenko thanked Putin on Tuesday and pledged that his country would duly repay its loans from Russia.