In our news wrap Tuesday, mandates for COVID-19 vaccinations spread to more of the U.S. as the delta variant surges, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis rejected any new restrictions, New York became the nation's first big city to require proof…
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…
By Daria Litvinova, Daniel Kozin, Associated Press
Poland has granted a visa to a Belarusian Olympic sprinter who said she feared for her safety and that her team's officials tried to force her to fly home.
By Graham Dunbar, Associated Press
A Belarus track sprinter alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff Sunday evening at Tokyo’s main airport. An activist group supporting Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she believed her life was…
By Associated Press
By Amna Nawaz, Dan Sagalyn
It's been nearly a year since the man known as Europe's last dictator, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, was declared victor in an election widely-denounced as a fraud. The woman leading his opposition, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, is in Washington this week meeting…
By Associated Press
PBS NewsHour chief correspondent Amna Nawaz will moderate a discussion Tuesday with Belarus’ main opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.
By Simon Ostrovsky
President Lukashenko's landslide victory in Belarus last year marked more than 25 years of control and the start of the authoritarian leader's sixth term. Mass demonstrations followed, with thousands of protesters imprisoned. Thousands more are fleeing to neighboring countries, crossing…
By Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press
Authorities in Belarus have raided offices and homes of dozens of human rights activists and journalists. The crackdown Wednesday came after the country's authoritarian president promised to "deal with" non-governmental organizations for allegedly fomenting unrest.
By Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
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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