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Jailed Belarus journalist needs urgent hospital care, says press union
Andrei Skurko was arrested earlier this month when authorities raided prominent Nasha Niva newspaper. He has reportedly been infected with COVID-19 while in detention.
In Lithuania, a surge of migrants provokes both fear and compassion
“They come here for a better life. As a Christian, I believe we should help them,” said resident Kazimir Mikulevic.
'Unacceptable': Belarus accused of using migrants in its fight with EU
Brussels says Belarus is facilitating illegal crossings into Lithuania to put "political pressure" on the European Union.
Frontex to 'significantly' up support along Lithuania-Belarus border
Frontex said in a statement that it will more than double its number of officers and patrol cars in Lithuania.
Belarus: meet two women who are risking prison to maintain dissent
Meet Sophia and Natallia. They are still openly against the government's continued crackdown on dissent. But their lives are complicated.
Belarus says it has dismantled 'terror cells' with ties to West
President Alexander Lukashenko said the "terrorist sleeper cells" allegedly plotting a coup against him had ties with Germany, Ukraine, the US, Poland and Lithuania.
'A pathetic revenge policy': Is Belarus enabling illegal migration?
The number of people who illegally crossed into Lithuania from Belarus shot up in June following condemnation over the forced landing of a Ryanair flight to arrest a journalist.
Belarus cuts cooperation on migration with EU over sanctions
The EU on Thursday slapped new bruising economic sanctions on Belarus over last month's diversion of a passenger jet to arrest a dissident journalist.
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Europe's week: Hungary's LGBT law dominates agenda
Last week, the Hungarian parliament passed a new law that bans the portrayal of homosexuality and sex reassignment in school education material and TV programmes addressed to people under 18 years of age.
EU leaders expected to confirm financial aid for Turkey migrant help
The bloc's 27 heads of state and government will meet in Brussels on Thursday to also discuss migration, COVID-19 and relations with Russia.
EU, US slap new sanctions on Belarus in response to Ryanair diversion
Foreign affairs ministers from all EU countries met in Luxembourg and agreed to blacklist 78 individuals and 8 entities believed to be closely involved with President Lukashenko's regime.
Ryanair CEO says pilot given no 'alternatives' but to land in Belarus
The pilot of the Ryanair flight that was diverted to Belarus wasn't given "any great alternatives" but to land in Minsk, CEO Michael O'Leary said.
NATO must confront China, but Russia remains top threat - US official
US Chargé d’Affaires Douglas Jones tells Euronews that strengthening NATO is "all the more important" in a world of "increasing autocratic regimes".
Online campaign to 'discredit' jailed journalist Roman Protasevich
Social media posts claim Protasevich has ties with neo-Nazi groups. They have been dismissed as an attempt to discredit him.
Belarusian activist stabs himself in court to protest repression
Stsiapan Latypau's desperate act on Tuesday sheds light on the situation of Belarus' 454 political prisoners. The activist was arrested during massive protests against President Lukashenko last September.
Putin supports Lukashenko amid outcry over Ryanair flight diversion
"There is always someone who causes problems for us," Lukashenko told Putin.
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Europe's week: EU-Swiss deal collapses and Belarus plane drama
These were two of the stories dominating talk in Brussels this week.
US, European nations call for probe into Belarus plane diversion
"These acts are a blatant attack on international civilian aviation safety and on European security and show flagrant disregard for international law," they said following a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday.
Lithuania latest to pull out of track cycling competition in Belarus
The decision to boycott follows the forced diversion of a plane on Sunday by Belarusian authorities.
Germany pulls out of track cycling championships in Belarus
The German Cycling Association said Tuesday it had contacted the European Cycling Union (UEC) “and made it clear that the German national track cycling team’s participation in the European Championships is not possible after the events of the weekend."
Belarusian opposition politician sentenced to 7 years in prison
Pavel Seviarynets was sentenced along with six other activists on Tuesday amid international fury over Minsk's forced diversion of a passenger jet to arrest an opposition journalist.
Latvia's PM slams 'asymmetrical reaction' after diplomats expelled
The entire staff of Latvia's embassy in Minsk was ordered to leave Monday after the red and white flags used by the opposition were raised in Riga.
Has Lukashenko fatally fractured Belarus' opposition movement?
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has been the face of Belarus' opposition. But two new political movements could threaten that, fracturing those who want President Alexander Lukashenko to step aside.
How Belarusians have fled in growing numbers since disputed election
Around 995 people sought shelter in EU countries between August and December 2020, compared with 545 over the same period in 2019.
Belarus: Lukashenko claims he foiled US-backed 'coup' as 2 arrested
The Belarusian President said that it was very "the FBI, the CIA" were "most likely" involved in the alleged plot to assassinate him and his family.
In Belarus, a punk rock singer faces 1.5 years hard labour for dancing
As singer of Belarussian street punk band, Mister X, Igor Bancer is well-known for his antics both on and off stage. Now he faces being sent to labour camp.