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Police detain over 400 during Sunday protests in Belarus
Sep21

Police detain over 400 during Sunday protests in Belarus

KYIV, Ukraine — Police in Belarus said they detained more than 400 protesters who took part in a weekend demonstration demanding the resignation of the nation’s authoritarian president following a disputed vote. With protests rocking the country for more than six weeks, tens of thousands of Belarusians marched through Minsk, the capital, on...

Facts Versus Narratives
Sep18

Facts Versus Narratives

People have a tendency to interpret new facts as being consistent with their strongly held beliefs. This propensity, known as confirmation bias, is well known. What is not generally appreciated, however, is that confirmation bias is not just a mild affliction. It is a dominating factor in human thinking — especially with matters distant from...

Belarus activists make list of police from protest crackdown
Sep17

Belarus activists make list of police from protest crackdown

KYIV, Ukraine — The main opposition candidate in Belarus’ disputed presidential election said Thursday that activists are compiling a list of law enforcement officers who were allegedly involved in violence against protesters denouncing the results of the vote. Nearly 7,000 people were detained and hundreds were brutally beaten by police...

Health official on leave amid political interference furor
Sep17

Health official on leave amid political interference furor

WASHINGTON — A Trump health appointee is taking a leave of absence after allegations of political interference in the federal coronavirus response, followed by a personal video that warned of election violence and all but equated science with resistance. Michael Caputo has decided to take 60 days “to focus on his health and the well-being of his...

German government calls Navalny recovery ‘encouraging’
Sep16

German government calls Navalny recovery ‘encouraging’

BERLIN — The German government on Wednesday welcomed news that poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s condition has further improved after his poisoning in Russia and confirmed that Moscow had sent a second request for judicial assistance in the case. Navalny, who fell ill on a domestic flight in Russia on Aug. 20, posted a...

Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims stuck on Belarus-Ukraine border
Sep15

Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims stuck on Belarus-Ukraine border

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Whistleblower’s claims on Russian interference fits pattern
Sep13

Whistleblower’s claims on Russian interference fits pattern

WASHINGTON — A whistleblower’s allegation that he was pressured to suppress intelligence about Russian election interference is the latest in a series of similar accounts involving former Trump administration officials, raising concerns the White House risks undercutting efforts to stop such intrusions if it plays down the seriousness of...

‘Alive or in bits’: Belarus protest leader details attempted kidnapping
Sep10

‘Alive or in bits’: Belarus protest leader details attempted kidnapping

Belarus opposition politician Maria Kolesnikova said security officers put a bag over her head and threatened to kill her when they tried to forcibly deport her to Ukraine. …read more Source:: Global...

Top Belarus activist says authorities threatened to kill her
Sep10

Top Belarus activist says authorities threatened to kill her

KYIV, Ukraine — A prominent opposition activist who resisted her forcible expulsion from Belarus by ripping up her passport accused Belarusian authorities Thursday of threatening to kill her amid their efforts to end a month of protests against the country’s authoritarian president. Maria Kolesnikova said in a formal complaint released by...

Black hockey players on loving a sport that doesn’t love them back
Sep09

Black hockey players on loving a sport that doesn’t love them back

On Aug. 1, Dumba, a Filipino-Canadian player, became the first NHLer to take a knee, with support from Subban (left) and Nurse (Dave Sandford/NHLI/Getty Images) Every year, the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) conducts a report card for racial and gender diversity hiring (both on the playing field and in the league and team...