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      Correction: Belarus-Protests story
      Sep26

      Correction: Belarus-Protests story

      KYIV, Ukraine — In a story September 23, 2020, about the inauguration ceremony of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and anti-government protests, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that more than 7,000 people were detained during the first three days of demonstrations. The correct number is around 6,000. The Associated Press...

      Scores arrested in protest against Belarus’ president
      Sep26

      Scores arrested in protest against Belarus’ president

      KYIV, Ukraine — Hundreds of women calling for the authoritarian president to step down protested in Belarus’ capital on Saturday, continuing the large demonstrations that have rocked the country since early August. Police blocked off the centre of Minsk and arrested more than 80 demonstrators, according to the Viasna human rights...

      Bolton lawyers seek to question Trump officials over book
      Sep24

      Bolton lawyers seek to question Trump officials over book

      WASHINGTON — Lawyers for former national security adviser John Bolton told a judge Thursday they want to interview White House officials following new allegations that a pre-publication review of his tell-all book was politicized in an effort to block its release. Michael Kirk, a lawyer for Bolton, said the interviews were needed to help...

      President of Belarus inaugurated despite disputed election
      Sep23

      President of Belarus inaugurated despite disputed election

      KYIV, Ukraine — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has assumed his sixth term of office in an inauguration ceremony that wasn’t announced in advance. State news agency Beltra reported that Wednesday’s ceremony is taking place in the capital of Minsk, with several hundred top government official present. It comes after six weeks...

      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...

      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...