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By IAN PHILLIPS, Associated Press
Belarus has labeled the local service of U.S.-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty extremist and launched a criminal probe against one of its journalists. It's the latest step in a crackdown on independent media.
By Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press
Five other opposition activists were sentenced to lengthy prison terms of 14 to 16 years alongside Tsikhanouski.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus raided the homes of dozens of journalists and activists Wednesday, according to a human rights group, in what appeared to be the biggest one-day crackdown on dissent in the past three months. Independent…
Lukashenko made the remarks as he moves to cement ties with Russia, his main ally and sponsor, amid tensions with the West over his disputed reelection last year and a crackdown on dissent in Belarus.
By Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
By William Brangham, Gretchen Frazee
In a recent PBS NewsHour survey in partnership with The Generation Lab, nearly two-thirds of children and young adults said climate change will influence where they decide to live. A third said it would affect their decision to have children.
By Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
President Joe Biden says the United States is levying new sanctions against Belarus, marking the one-year anniversary of Alexander Lukashenko's election win that the U.S. and international community said was fraught with irregularities.
By Vladimir Isachenkov, David Keyton, Associated Press
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…
By Daria Litvinova, Daniel Kozin, Associated Press
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…
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.
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