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      About 100 anti-govt protesters detained in Belarus capital
      Dec20

      About 100 anti-govt protesters detained in Belarus capital

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Around 100 people were detained in the Belarusian capital on Sunday during the anti-government protests that were prompted by the reelection of the country’s authoritarian leader and continued for over four months. Crowds of people have taken part in dozens of small rallies scattered all around Minsk — a new tactic used...

      Russia to give icon that sparked controversy back to Bosnia
      Dec19

      Russia to give icon that sparked controversy back to Bosnia

      MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Saturday it will return an Orthodox icon presented to the Russian foreign minister in Bosnia, a gift that has triggered a protest from Ukraine. The presiding Serb member of Bosnia’s three-member presidency, Milorad Dodik, gave the icon to Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov when he visited Sarajevo...

      Rights group: Dozens detained at retirees’ rally in Belarus
      Dec14

      Rights group: Dozens detained at retirees’ rally in Belarus

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A human rights group said that up to 80 people were detained in the Belarusian capital on Monday during the traditional weekly rally of retirees against President Alexander Lukashenko, who won his sixth term in office in a disputed election. Between 100 and 150 people were estimated to have gathered at Independence Square in...

      ICC prosecutor slams ‘wholly unacceptable’ US sanctions
      Dec14

      ICC prosecutor slams ‘wholly unacceptable’ US sanctions

      THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The outgoing prosecutor of the International Criminal Court hit out Monday at sanctions slapped on her by the Trump Administration in her final speech to an annual gathering of the court’s member states before she leaves office next year. Fatou Bensouda noted at the start of her speech to the Assembly of States...

      Protesters in Belarus keep pushing for leader’s resignation
      Dec13

      Protesters in Belarus keep pushing for leader’s resignation

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Crowds of people took to the streets Sunday in the Belarusian capital of Minsk in a weekly protest against the country’s authoritarian leader who won a sixth term in office in a disputed election. Thousands were estimated to have taken part in small rallies scattered around more than 70 different areas of the capital —...

      ICC prosecutor ready to open investigation into Ukraine
      Dec12

      ICC prosecutor ready to open investigation into Ukraine

      THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s prosecutor said Friday that a preliminary probe has found “a reasonable basis at this time to believe” that crimes against humanity and war crimes have been committed in Ukraine which merit a full-scale investigation. The six-year preliminary probe by prosecutors at the global...

      Dutch intelligence says it’s uncovered 2 Russian spies
      Dec10

      Dutch intelligence says it’s uncovered 2 Russian spies

      THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch intelligence agency said Thursday that it has uncovered two Russian spies who were targeting the Netherlands’ science and technology sector, a move likely to further strain tense relations between the two countries. The General Intelligence and Security Service, known by its Dutch acronym AIVD, said the...

      Russia conducts drills of its strategic nuclear forces
      Dec09

      Russia conducts drills of its strategic nuclear forces

      MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Wednesday conducted sweeping drills of its strategic nuclear forces that featured several practice missile launches. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that the maneuvers included the test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile from the Karelia nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea. As part of...

      Over 300 detained in Belarus during protests against leader
      Dec06

      Over 300 detained in Belarus during protests against leader

      KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — More than 300 people were detained in the Belarusian capital on Sunday, where crowds of people took to the streets for the 18th consecutive weekend, demanding the ouster of the country’s authoritarian leader who won a sixth term in office in an election widely seen as rigged. Thousands of people Sunday took part in...

      Protesters in Moldova demand early parliamentary election
      Dec06

      Protesters in Moldova demand early parliamentary election

      CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Thousands of Moldovans protested Sunday outside the national parliament building in the capital demanding the resignation of the country’s Russia-backed government and a new election. The protesters gathered in response to a call issued by the newly elected pro-Western president, Maia Sandu, after lawmakers loyal to...