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Belarus leader accuses Western spies of fomenting protests
The president of Belarus says Western intelligence agencies are using a "fifth column" to cause unrest and threaten the stability of his regime
Thousands rally in Belarus to protest unpopular labor law
Several thousand Belarusians are rallying to protest an unpopular labor law
Belarus police detain protesters, journalists amid protests
A Belarusian human rights group says more than 30 activists along with a dozen journalists have been detained by police amid protests in four cities
3 Belarus opposition leaders sentenced to 15 days
A Belarusian human rights group says three top figures from country's beleaguered political opposition have been sentenced to 15 days in jail following an unauthorized protest
7 reported held after unsanctioned Belarus protest
A Belarusian human rights organization says seven opposition activists have been detained by police after an unsanctioned protest by more 1,000 people in a provincial city
Ukrainian Officials Say Car-Bomb Killing of Journalist is Attempt to Destabilize Country
MOSCOW-- Ukrainian officials are suggesting that the killing of a prominent journalist by a car bomb today in central Kiev was intended to "destabilize" the country, with some hinting that Russia may have played a role. Pavel Sheremet died when a bomb that had apparently been placed in his car
The Global News Quiz! (All taken from this week's "Global Note")
QUESTIONS 1) Name Ann Romney’s Olympic horse. 2) Which world leader flew to London – for a judo match? 3) Three suspected al-Qaeda members were arrested in southern Spain. Besides explosives – they were said to be carrying documents related to what?3) Vladimir Putin. 4)...
The Global Note: Al Qaeda In Spain?…In Syria, Horrors On Both Sides…In Belarus , Teddy Bears From The Sky
AL QAEDA TRIO ARRESTED IN SPAIN Three suspected al-Qaeda members have been arrested in southern Spain - allegedly carrying explosives. The trio, including one Turk and two Chechens, are thought to have been planning an attack in Spain – and the case is notable because...
Europe's Last Dictator Barred From London Olympics
MOSCOW – Who is blocking Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko from attending the London Olympics? That’s what the head of Russia’s Olympic Committee wants to know after the man dubbed Europe’s Last Dictator did not receive permission to travel there for the games. “The organizing committee...