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      100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests
      Sep27

      100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — About 100,000 demonstrators marched in the Belarusian capital calling for the authoritarian president’s ouster, some wearing cardboard crowns to ridicule him, on Sunday as the protests that have rocked the country marked their 50th consecutive day. Protests also took place in nine other cities, underlining the wide...

      Scores arrested in protest against Belarus’ president
      Sep26

      Scores arrested in protest against Belarus’ president

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — 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 center of Minsk and arrested more than 60 demonstrators, according to the Viasna human rights...

      Ukraine plane crash death toll rises to 26, with 1 survivor
      Sep26

      Ukraine plane crash death toll rises to 26, with 1 survivor

      MOSCOW (AP) — Searchers combing the area where a Ukrainian military aircraft crashed found two more bodies on Saturday, bringing the death toll to 26. One person survived. The plane, a twin-turboprop Antonov-26 belonging to the Ukrainian air force, was carrying a crew of seven and 20 cadets of a military aviation school when it crashed and burst...

      22 die in Ukraine military plane crash
      Sep26

      22 die in Ukraine military plane crash

      MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian military plane carrying aviation school students crashed and burst into flames Friday while landing, killing 22 people, the country’s emergencies service said. Two other people on board were seriously injured and four people were missing. The An-26 crashed while landing at the airport in Chuhuiv, about 400...

      Belarus detains opposition leader’s lawyer amid protests
      Sep25

      Belarus detains opposition leader’s lawyer amid protests

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus detained a lawyer representing a top opposition activist who was jailed this month amid mass protests against the country’s authoritarian president, who won a sixth term in a disputed election. The lawyer, Lyudmila Kazak, went missing Thursday, with police confirming later in the day that she had...

      President of Belarus inaugurated despite disputed election
      Sep23

      President of Belarus inaugurated despite disputed election

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — 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...

      Rights group: Dozens in Belarus investigated amid protests
      Sep22

      Rights group: Dozens in Belarus investigated amid protests

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus, that’s seen six weeks of protests against the country’s authoritarian president after a disputed election, have opened more than 250 criminal cases that target political opponents, activists and protesters, a Belarusian human rights group said Tuesday. Dozens of people, according to the...

      Police detain over 400 during Sunday protests in Belarus
      Sep21

      Police detain over 400 during Sunday protests in Belarus

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — 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...

      March of 100,000 marks week 7 of Belarus protests
      Sep20

      March of 100,000 marks week 7 of Belarus protests

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Tens of thousands of Belarusians calling for the authoritarian president to resign marched through the capital Sunday as the country’s wave of protests entered its seventh week. Hundreds of soldiers blocked off the center of Minsk, deploying water cannons and armored personnel carriers and erecting barbed wire barriers....

      Pandemic retools diplomacy as world leaders gather virtually
      Sep20

      Pandemic retools diplomacy as world leaders gather virtually

      UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With COVID-19 still careening across the planet, the annual gathering of its leaders in New York will be replaced this year by a global patchwork of prerecorded speeches, another piece of upheaval in a deeply divided world turned topsy-turvy by a pandemic with no endpoint in sight. As U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...